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Francis W. Gardner

  • On February 11, 2022

Francis “Frank” Gardner, age 73, of Robinson Township formerly of Higganum, CT passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. Beloved husband of Maryanna Gardner; father of Christopher, Andrew, and Benjamin Gardner, son of the late Francis “Bill” and Euphemia Gardner; brother of Phe Gardos, Eugene Gardner, and Clark Gardner; uncle of Vicky, Kati, Steven, Sari, and Emily; cousin of Lindamae Peck, Lissa, and Geni.

A graduate from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, MA. Frank worked 30 years for Duquesne Light/First Energy Corp at the Beaver Valley Nuclear Power Station in Shippingport, PA. He enjoyed riding his Harley motorcycle, and his bicycle on the Montour Trail. Frank also was Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion and a member of the Men’s Fellowship at Holy Trinity Church. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the many caregivers at Heritage Valley Sewickley Hospital for their compassionate care.

Family and friends are welcome on Monday, February 14, 2022 from 12:00-4:00pm at Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care 5405 Steubenville Pike Robinson Township, PA 15136. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 10:00am at Holy Trinity Church 5718 Steubenville Pike, Robinson Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Light of Life 913 Western Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15233 .

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Ken Halliday
Our sincere condolences, our thoughts and prayers are with the family! the Halliday family
He was a great friend. Always willing to help people. Would love to see him smile. Frank was an excellent engineer. He was one of the few people working at the plant that actually enjoyed his job, so that was a blessing. He wasone of the few people who were there at 6:00 am. He carved his niche in as the valve engineer which he enjoyed. If there were any questions about valves in the entire plant he was the person that you needed to talk too. There were thousands of valves at the plant and Frank could tell you how to repair or replace all of them. He also enjoyed his work at church, which he was also there very early after he retired. We all have to deal with a great loss, but I am confident that there will be no valves in heaven that will be leaking or can't be closed! Frank, you will be greatly missed!
Ted Sockaci
My condolences for your loss. I worked with Frank at the power station. He was a good person to work with and always a pleasure to deal with.
Carmen Mancuso
We are so very sorry for your loss. I worked with Frank for many years and always considered him a true friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family. Carmen & Judi