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Robert Lester Gardner

August 17, 1939 — November 7, 2011

Robert Lester â??Goldieâ? Gardner, 72, of Hagerstown, died on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011, at Meritus Medical Center.

Born Aug. 17, 1939, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late James H. Gardner and Cora (Baughman) Pague.

He was a 1957 graduate of South Hagerstown High School.

He had worked as a custodian at St. Markâ??s Lutheran Church in Hagerstown.

â??Goldieâ? enjoyed going to the racetrack. He was also a caddy in his younger years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Leona Mae (Kline) Gardner, who died in 2007; and a daughter, Joy Stotlemyer.

Robert is survived by two daughters, Rhoda Stotelmyer and husband, Mark A., of Boonsboro, and Debra Weaver of Hagerstown; a son, Gary Kline and wife, Pamela, of Hagerstown; two sisters, Patricia Gardner of Hagerstown and Joyce Deloso of West Virginia; three brothers, Terry Gardner of Louisiana, and Ronald Gardner and Paul Pague, both of Hagerstown; nine grandchildren, Roger Smith Jr. and wife, Trish, Troy Stotelmyer, Garrett Stotelmyer, Morgan Stotelmyer, Kenneth Moore Jr., Robert Moore, Melvin Jones, Josiah Kline and Shanon Kline; four great-grandchildren, Brock, Paige, Peyton and Nate; and close friends, Pugs Bowers, Eddie Kipe and Kenneth Moore Sr.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, with the Rev. Jerry Lowans officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.

Friends will be received one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
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