Patricia A. Gardner

Patricia Ann Gardner nee:Makas, 56 of Cochranville, PA, passed away on April 5th 2020 after a long, courageous battle with cancer.  She was born in Philadelphia, 1963 to parents: John Makas (deceased) and Patricia Deaver, nee: Carey (deceased). Survived by her husband: Michael (37 years), Three children: Michael Gardner II, Kevin Gardner (Marissa), Courtney Elvin (Edward) and two Grandchildren: Georgie and Mackenzie. Two Sisters: Kathy Story (Robert), Roseann Huffman (Jake), Brother:Russell Deaver (Nicole), and numerous nephews and nieces.

She was a graduate of Collingdale High School, Class of 1981 and for the last fifteen years she worked in administration for the Caln Twp Police and then the Pennsylvania State Police. She spent most of her free time pursuing her love of horticulture/gardening but she had no greater love than that for her grandchildren.

Services will be private. Should friends desire, contributions may be sent in Patty’s name to her favorite charity, The St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital because as she often said, “No child should go through this.”  Cremation Services of Lancaster  (717) 273-6283

Condolence Messages

  1. Greg and Alice Mallace

    Greg and I are very sorry for your loss. There are no words to fully express our sympathies.

  2. John and Mary Lacey

    We are very sorry for your loss! Patty was a wonderful person and will be sorely missed! Praying for you and your family !
    Love from the Laceys

  3. Therese Zebley

    Dear Michael and family
    Sorry for your loss , may you take comfort in the love that you shared.

  4. We are so sorry for your loss. Patty was an amazing friend to Denise for decades! We are sending love and prayers during this hard time.

    The Galante Family
    Robert, Maria, Anjelica, and Ariana

  5. Kelly McCarthy Arbaugh

    Michael I am so very sorry for your loss. Patty was such a kind and thoughtful person. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time. God bless.

  6. Annemarie O'Connor Walsh

    I’m so sorry to hear about pattys death she was 2 years behind me in highschool in my sister’s grade but everybody new and like Patty she had an infectious smile and glowing blonde hair and a beautiful soul. My prayers 🙏 and ❤️ go out to her husband and children and grandchildren I’m sure they’re just devastated by her death. MayGods love and Peace surround you all and comfort you in this most difficult grieving journey ,

  7. dear mike – i am so very sad for you – please be brave for the children

  8. Denise Galante Hulihan

    Beautiful person & Contagious smile.
    My heart goes out to the Gardner family.
    Patty is deeply missed . She has touch so many hearts . Patty’s light & memories will live on forever.
    Love you always, Denise & Jim 💕

  9. My deepest sympathy to Patty’s family. I was a classmate of Patty’s ( St. Joe’s and CHS) and she was one of the sweetest girls. The brightest smile always illuminated her face and that is how I will always remember her. I am so very sorry to hear of her passing.🙏

  10. I am so happy to have had the pleasure of knowing such an incredible woman. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ❤️

  11. Luane Lockhart (Todd)

    Mike, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  12. Marie Horan Camilli

    Gardner family my thoughts and prayers for you all. Rest well Patty fly high among the 👼.

  13. Mike
    My condolences to you and your family, very sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you.
    Love you brother
    Jim Brennan

  14. So sorry for your loss, Me and Stephanie and my Boys wish both you Michael and your family our sincere condolences, Love and Prayers.

  15. Mike and Family, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you. Your Birding Friend, Dale Kendall

  16. Mary Cook Vassallo

    May your life once again be filled with happiness and strength and your suffering and grief be eased.

  17. Colleen Maher-Fanelli

    Michael there is nothing I can say that will take the sorrow you and you family are dealing with but do know you all are on mind, in my thoughts and prayers for strength, comfort and healing.

  18. Thinking of you and your family with much sorrow.

  19. Jean Adams-Mackey

    I always thought Patty had such a beautiful smile and energetic personality. I am so sorry for your loss. (I went to school with both Patty and Kathy) god Bless.

  20. I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Patty. She was an absolutely beautiful person inside and out. We talked about everything. She helped me get through some of my own tough times. I will never forget her. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  21. Chris & Jackie Clinton

    We are so sorry to hear about Patty Ann’. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

  22. sorry mike for your loss to you and your family prayers to you and your family

  23. Dear Mike & family- My heart aches to hear this news. I am thinking of you. Patty is always in my childhood memories as my sister’s cool, amazing, beautiful, kind and generous best friend. I grew up tagging along, watching and admiring them as women. They taught me unconditional love, and as they created families of their own, they always welcomed me with open arms. As years past and I start my own family the memory Patty and Denise baking and laughing in the kitchen for hours over a pot of coffee, live on and remind me to enjoy each moment. I am the woman I am today because I had such amazing role models. Mike & Family, I hope your hearts find peace in knowing how many lives your Mother/wife truly touched.

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