Friday, 08 May 2009 00:00
Robert B. Gardner Jr., of Mill Neck, passed away April 28, 2009 after a short illness. A graduate of Hotchkiss and Yale. Bob served in the Navy as a pilot during WWII. Bob, an avid walker, was known as “the man with the backpack.” He was a strong supporter of the Grenville Boys & Girls Club and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories. He is survived by his daughter Kate of Merritt Island, FL; his nieces, Jane and Melissa Flug; and his companion Marjorie Rosenberg of Locust Valley. Arrangements were made by Oyster Bay Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at The Matinecock Quaker Meeting House, corner of Duck Pond Rd. Piping Rock Rd., Locust Valley, on May 16 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers make donations to your favorite charity in Bob’s memory.