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Charles L. "Chuck" Gardner Jr.

August 9, 1955 — November 8, 2020

Charles L. “Chuck” Gardner Jr. age 65 of Muse passed away unexpectedly Sunday November 8, 2020 in his home. He was born August 9, 1955 a son of the late Charles L.  and Theresa Baldassiri Gardner Sr. Charlie lived his life in Muse and was a graduate of Canon-McMillan High School and a member of the North Strabane Twp. Volunteer Fire Department. He had been a crane operator in railroading prior to his retirement and general chairman of the Brotherhood of Maintenance. Charlie was interested in model railroading and was an avid trapper, hunter and fisherman. He proudly served with the United States Army. Left behind to cherish his memory are his two beloved daughters Jill Rothka and her fiancé Michael Dennis of Chambersburg and Jackie Gardner of Muse, Richie Klawuhn who was like a son to him, brother Clyde (Shirley) Gardner of Washington, sister Victoria Krenzelak of Muse, five grandchildren, Sean Rothka  (Autumn), Tyler Rothka (Kaitlyn), Morgan Rothka, Kylie Dennis and Jase Maiden, 2 great grandsons Andrew and Alister  Rothka and several nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are welcome from 2-4 and 6-8pm Wednesday November 11, 2020 in Salandra Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. Joseph P. Salandra LFD owner/supervisor 304 West Pike Street Canonsburg 724-745-8120 where services will be held at 10 am Thursday November 12, 2020. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Gardens, McMurray with full Military Rites accorded by the VFW Post 191 Honor Guard of Canonsburg and the United States Army. To view or extend condolences please visit

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