Patricia A. Gardner

Patricia A. Gardner, age 63, of Johnstown, passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2014, after being stricken at home.

She was born on November 30, 1950, a daughter of the late Kenneth Surnear and Helen Polenski Surnear.

Patricia worked for several years as a Sewing Machine Operator for the Johnstown Knitting Mill. She was of the Catholic faith, a communicant of the former St. Patrick’s Church in Johnstown.

Survivors include her husband Charles Gardner, one son James Seward; two daughters Heather (Lewis) Boop of Johnstown and Ann Marie Millington of Gloversville, one brother Sam Surnear of Johnstown, one sister Susan Hickok of Gloversville; several grandchildren and one great grandchild and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Patricia was predeceased by one son William Russell, one daughter Loretta Lynn Seward, one brother Kenneth Surnear, Jr. and two sisters Jane Brumaghim and Joan Surnear.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 13, at the Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, 1 N. Melcher Street, Johnstown.

Visitation for friends and family will be on Friday prior to the service from 12:00 p.m. (Noon) until 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 139 S. Lake Avenue, Albany, NY 12208.

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