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Michael J. Gardner

July 3, 1965 ~ July 8, 2020 (age 55)


Olean- Michael J. Gardner of 133 S. 18th Street, Olean, passed away Wednesday (July 8, 2020) at the Olean General Hospital.

Born July 3, 1965 in Olean, he was the son of Jeannette Gardner Morris.  On May 21, 1988 in Olean, he married Sharon St. Clair, who survives.

Mike was a graduate of Olean High School.  He worked for the Olean General Hospital, in various departments for 30 years.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and listening to rock and roll music. Most of all, Mike loved spending time with his family and friends.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his mom of Olean; four children, Jessica (Derek Stellrecht) Gardner of Cuba, Matthew (Michelle Simon) Gardner of Olean, William Gardner of Olean, and Joshua Gardner of Olean; three sisters, Lisa (Mark) Budinger of Olean, Aimee (Erik) Mason of Maryland, Tammy (Don) Williams of Hinsdale; two granddaughters, Mykala and Haydyn Stellrecht; two grandsons, Andon and Ashten Stellrecht; one uncle, Steven Gardner of Olean; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was predeceased by; his maternal grandparents, William and Lillian Gardner; his step-dad, Bruce Morris; one uncle, Dean Gardner; one aunt, Sandy Gardner; and one great- aunt, Bernadine Pire.

A graveside service for Mike, will be held on Thursday (July 16, 2020) at 11am at Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Portville.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 1303 E. State Street, Olean. Online condolences may be made at

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Graveside Service
July 16, 2020

11:00 AM
Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Portville

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