Sunday, October 30, 2011
Alfred J. Gardner
Brian's maternal grandfather, Alfred J. Gardner, passed away Friday at age 91. To say that he lived a full life would be an understatement. He graduated from West Point, was a Hump Pilot in WWII, earned two masters degrees, was involved in Project Gemini, and had a very successful career at Lockheed.
He raised two wonderful children, Carol (Brian's mom) and Al Jr. I will always remember how he spoke of their births as a joyous miracle.
He was married to his childhood sweetheart, Florence. He truly was blessed with spending his life with the woman he loved.
I feel so fortunate that the girls not only have had so many great-grandparents who could get to know them, but also that they actually are at the age when they can remember them.