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Axel W. Gardner

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

St. John’s UCC member

Axel W. Gardner, 97, of Whitehall, died July 21, 2018, at Whitehall Manor. He was the husband of the late Virginia R. (Heydt) Gardner.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Axel H. Gardner and the late Amy (Bechtel) Baus-Gardner.

He was a corporal in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He worked in the beam yard for the former Bethlehem Steel Corporation for 33 years until he retired in 1980.

He was, for many years, a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Mickleys.

He was a past member of American Legion Post 739, Hokendauqua.

He is survived by a son-in-law, Francis L. Fisher and his companion Patricia Steinke; a grandson, Christopher and his wife Jariya Fisher of Chiang Mai, Thailand; and four great-grandchildren, Patricia (Box), May, Logan and Maleeva.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Patricia Ann Fisher; and a sister, Joyce Charles.

A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. July 26, both at the funeral home, 2119 Washington Ave., Northampton, 18067.

Contributions may be made to the church memorial fund, c/o the funeral home.

Arrangements were made by Schisler Funeral Home Inc.