James L. Gardner

March 29, 1945 - Dec. 8, 2019

James L. Gardner, 74, Gallitzin, formerly of Fallentimber and Altoona, died Sunday at Maple Winds in Portage.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Robert A. and Syrilda (Litzinger) Gardner.

Surviving are his sister, Catherine Kent; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by two brothers: Robert Jr. and Paul; and a sister, Patricia Shirock.

James was a graduate of Altoona High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. For years, James worked as a guard at the Pentagon.

He was a member of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona, the Gallitzin American Legion Memorial Post 174, the Gallitzin Moose and the NRA.

Jim enjoyed Pirate baseball, and loved listening to Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, at Gibbons Funeral Home, 301 Church St., Gallitzin. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2019, at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Monsignor Stanley Carson celebrant. Committal will be at Calvary Cemetery, Altoona.