Obituaries

Stephen Iavarone
B: 1964-01-17
D: 2021-07-25
View Details
Iavarone, Stephen
Carlene Thompson
B: 1940-06-28
D: 2021-07-23
View Details
Thompson, Carlene
Shirley Bagnoli
B: 1936-01-18
D: 2021-07-22
View Details
Bagnoli, Shirley
Kathleen Keating
B: 1951-01-20
D: 2021-07-21
View Details
Keating, Kathleen
Sherry Wise
B: 1951-05-01
D: 2021-07-19
View Details
Wise, Sherry
Nancy Fabi
B: 1938-12-14
D: 2021-07-17
View Details
Fabi, Nancy
Frederick Gaudette
B: 1950-11-11
D: 2021-07-16
View Details
Gaudette, Frederick
Donna Zygmon
B: 1951-04-23
D: 2021-07-10
View Details
Zygmon, Donna
Maria (Mary) Parente
B: 1914-08-01
D: 2021-06-30
View Details
Parente, Maria (Mary)
Mary Curtis
B: 1941-01-20
D: 2021-06-08
View Details
Curtis, Mary
Kenneth Leggett
B: 1947-04-13
D: 2021-06-06
View Details
Leggett, Kenneth
Vincent Laurenzo
B: 1949-04-08
D: 2021-06-02
View Details
Laurenzo, Vincent
Jack and Ruth Gartner
D: 2021-06-01
View Details
Gartner, Jack and Ruth
Donna Daley
B: 1942-06-22
D: 2021-05-31
View Details
Daley, Donna
Barbara White
B: 1938-05-27
D: 2021-05-31
View Details
White, Barbara
Robert Carney
B: 1954-01-24
D: 2021-05-29
View Details
Carney, Robert
Sharon Gaspie
B: 1954-05-10
D: 2021-05-26
View Details
Gaspie, Sharon
Brad Russell
B: 1978-11-20
D: 2021-05-26
View Details
Russell, Brad
Kathleen Luther Wolf
B: 1964-10-24
D: 2021-05-23
View Details
Luther Wolf, Kathleen
Sangchun Paro
B: 1950-03-13
D: 2021-05-21
View Details
Paro, Sangchun
Mary Beth Garfinkel
B: 1952-05-14
D: 2021-05-20
View Details
Garfinkel, Mary Beth

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
39 South Main Street
Mechanicville, NY 12118
Phone: (518) 664-4500
Fax: (518) 664-3046
Jack and Ruth Gartner

Jack and Ruth Gartner

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Jack and Ruth Gartner, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Jack and Ruth Gartner

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Jack and Ruth's Tribute Fund


  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Jack and Ruth's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Obituary

STILLWATER/MECHANICVILLE- John "Jack" Gartner and his wife Ruth Hagadorn Gartner, both died days apart, May 27th and June 1st. Jack died in Rockport, TX and Ruth in Corpus Christi, TX. They were married forty years ago on Valentine’s Day.Jack was born in Schenectady, NY on Feb 1st, 1942, son of the late Adam and Betty Overocker Gartner. Ruth was born in Clifton, NJ on Nov 13th, 1940, daughter of the late Kalman and Ruth Komarony.
Jack served in the US Navy from 1967-71, aboard the USS Hornet CVA 12, referred to as Angels. He participated in the recovery operation of NASA Space mission Apollo 11's reentry and landing in the Pacific Ocean, July 24, 1969, after Astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin, became the first humans that walked on the Moon, along with Astronaut Collins. President Nixon was also on board the ship to greet these space heroes.
Jack worked many years leading the safety dept of Bendix Corp, while Ruth served a number of years at the Wilton Developmental Center, before both retired young. Jack also worked for the Navigation District tending the entrance gate at Rockport Beach, TX in his later years.
About 30 years ago, Jack and Ruth sold their home in Wilton, NY and traveled throughout the country living in their camper for many years. They were members of the Escapees RV Club. During this time they set roots in Livingston, TX and later settled in Rockport, TX.
They were both avid readers. They also enjoyed being rock hounds and were talented in the art of lapidary, cutting and faceting stones and making jewelry. They especially enjoyed the hunt for Herkimer diamonds. Jack was a gifted cabinet maker, wood carver and enjoyed fishing. Ruth was very kind hearted, loved animals, crafts, crocheting and card making.
Survivors of this husband and wife include Robert (Deb) Hagadorn, Susan Hagadorn, Lorrie (Darren Peck) Hagadorn and Barbara Morelli all of Stillwater, John (Carol) Gartner of Clifton Park and Lisa (Joe) Lynch of Mechanicville, along with 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson. Also siblings Gloria Miller and Carole "Lollie" Gaudette, Michael (Beth) Gartner, nieces, nephews and families. Predeceased by grandson Michael Morelli, Jr.
A Burial Service for both, with military honors for Jack, will be held on Tuesday at 10 AM at Saratoga National Cemetery. Those that wish to attend are asked to assemble at the Cemetery entrance at 9:45 AM.
Remembrances may be made to Disabled American Veterans, your local animal shelter, library, or charity of your choice in loving memory of Jack and Ruth Gartner.
Read Less

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jack and Ruth Gartner, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Service

    Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 | 10:00am
    When
    Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021 10:00am
    Location
    Saratoga National Cemetery
    Address
    200 Duell Road
    Schuylerville, NY 12871
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Location
    Saratoga National Cemetery
    Address
    200 Duell Road
    Schuylerville, NY 12871
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Jack and Ruth here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Flowers
Provide comfort for the family of Jack and Ruth Gartner by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist
JC

Joyce Carpenter

Posted at 08:21pm
To the Gartner family we send our deepest sympathy and prayers. Many fond memories of Jack and his family on the Waterford Road. Joey, Marion, Jeanne, Joyce, Dexter and Pam Carpenter.
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each