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Oct.22, 2008

Vol. 109, No. 3


John R. Gardner ’43

Published in the Oct.22, 2008, issue

John, a retired investment banker and trust officer, died June 25, 2008, at his home in Loveland, Colo., after a brief battle with bone-marrow cancer. He was 88.

Born and reared in St. Louis, John attended the Rossman School and St. Louis Country Day School and graduated in 1938 from St. Paul’s School in Concord, N.H. While attending Princeton he joined the Navy and served as an aviator in World War II. After the war, John first became a stock analyst with St. Louis Union Trust, then moved to brokerage firm Reinholdt & Gardner, where he was in charge of underwriting new stock issues. He retired in 1982 after working as trust officer at Mark Twain Bank. He also served as governor of the American Stock Exchange.

After retiring, John and Virginia, his wife of 48 years, moved to Elephant Butte, N.M., and settled in Loveland in 2000. His hobbies included golf, flying, and sailing. He sailed the Caribbean islands as well as the coasts of France, Italy, and Spain after an Atlantic crossing.

Besides his wife, he is survived by six children, John Jr. (“Ridge”), Wes, Betsey, Russell, Katherine West, and Enid Dodson; eight grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

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