BOARDMAN - Jay Dalton Gardner, 76, passed away early Tuesday morning, Sept. 8, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Health Center - Youngstown with his loving family by his side.
Mr. Gardner was born April 28, 1944 in Youngstown and was a son of Jay and Ann Korecki Gardner and was a lifelong member of the community.
Mr. Gardner’s principal occupation was the as a self employed Auctioneer and Real Estate Agent, but he wore many hats as a railroad engineer for Erie Lackawanna and Conrail Railroads. He also was a Mahoning County Deputy Sheriff and worked armed security for the DeBartolo Corporation.
Mr. Gardner was a member of the National and Ohio Auctioneers Association and Realtors Association. He was a Mason with Wick Lodge 481, a lover Blue Grass Music along with hunting, garage sale and bought and sold many antiques.
He was a 1962 graduate of South High School, a graduate of Youngstown State University and the Mendenhall School of Auctioneering in High Point, North Carolina
Mr. Gardner leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of over 54 years, the former Mary Fickers, whom he married March 28, 1966; sons, Jay Todd (Michelle) Gardner and Timothy Gardner all of Boardman; and Stephen (Kimberly) Gardner of Lillington, North Carolina; brother, Jeff (Jean) Gardner of Chester, West Virginia; six grandchildren, Justin, Andrea, Nicholas, Matthew, Tenley and Nolan and two great grandchildren, Ava and Bryson.
Besides his parents, Mr. Gardner was preceded in death by his sister, Jean Gardner.
The family will receive relatives and friends Friday September 11, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until the time of the service.
Services will be 5:00 p.m. Friday at the McCauley Funeral Home conducted by Pastor Mr. Mark Bell and in keeping with current practices please wear a mask or facial covering are required if attending and social distancing will be observed.
Thoughts and condolences may be sent to the funeral home website www.mccauleyfuneral.com.
Arrangements by the McCauley Funeral Home serving the valley for more than 118 years!
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