Patricia R. Gardner

1942 - 2021


“Loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister”

Portville- Patricia R. Gardner, of 1212 Burnt Hill Road, passed away Saturday (April 10, 2021) at her home, after a brief illness.

Born December 15, 1942 in Olean, she was the daughter of the late, William J. and Margaret McFall Julian.  On April 17, 1965 at the former St. Michael’s Church in Westons Mills, she married Edward J. Gardner, who survives.

Patricia was a graduate of Olean High School, class of 1961.  She had worked for Portville Central School in the cafeteria, and was a devoted housewife and homemaker to her family.  Patricia was a longtime member of the Olean First Presbyterian Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her three children; Michelle (Pete) Sczudlo of LeRoy, Sean (Lauri) Gardner of Weston Mills, Christine (Greg) Davis of Cuba; eight grandchildren, Devon Sczudlo, Kearyn Sczudlo, Melody Gardner, Lindsay Gardner, McKenzie Gardner, Ainslie Gardner, Sean “SJ” Gardner, and Brodie Gardner; two great-grandchildren, Addison Gardner and Saylor Gaines; her siblings, Billie (Oliver)Taylor of Rush, Diane (Melvin) Skeide of Buffalo, James (Mary) Julian of Rochester, Joyce Reed, of North Chili, Lorraine (Fredrick) Faircloth of Buffalo, and Carol (William) Bucher of Murfreesboro, TN; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one brother, William Julian.

Private graveside services will be held in Allegany Cemetery, Allegany, and at the convenience of the family.

Memorials, if desired,  may be made to Westons Mills Fire Department, PO Box 601, Westons Mills, NY 14788 or to HomeCare and Hospice, 1225 W. State Street, Olean.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 1303 E. State Street, Olean. If you would like to express a condolence, please visit,

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Michelle & family

April 15, 2021 6:56 PM

Mom... we love you & miss you very much! Planting a tree that will bloom each spring seems like a perfect tribute!
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Patricia Bennett

April 12, 2021 5:26 PM

To the Gardner family,
To know Aunt Pat was to love her. She has a smirk that let you know an epic one liner was on the way. Her family gatherings in the back yard brought us together time and time again. Her memory will live on and her stories will be told. May those memories keep you going during this difficult time.

Tricia Bennett and family


April 12, 2021 8:39 AM

Our sympathies from the class of '61. Patty was a lovely person. 

Denise Reed Lamoreaux

April 11, 2021 6:20 PM

Aunt Patty was one of a kind, and was a big part of our family.  So many memories of parties with her barking orders at everyone.  LOL.  I am thinking of all of you and sending love...

"I had a wonderful Aunt, one who never grew old.  Her devotion to family was absolute, and her heart was pure gold."

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April 10, 2021 6:56 PM
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