Glenn Harris Gardner, II
Glenn Harris Gardner, II

December 11, 1942 - November 30, 2017
Born in Camp Forest, TN
Resided in Crownsville, MD
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Glenn Harris Gardner II, Colonel US Army (ret) of Crownsville, MD passed away November 30, 2017. Son of the late Glenn Harris Gardner, Colonel US Army (ret) and the late Maxine Gertrude Gardner, he was born in Camp Forest, TN December 11, 1942. He received a BA and MA in Political Science from The Ohio State University, MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from the US Naval War College, and attended the Political Science PhD program at the University of Maryland at College Park.

A patriot and loyal servant to the nation, he was a member of the US Army Infantry, earning his Army Airborne jump wings in 1981 and Special Forces qualification shortly thereafter. He worked closely with the State Department as a Civil Affairs Army officer in the Department of Defense to develop civil-military policy. He retired from an active duty assignment in the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon, Washington DC in 2013. He was also a Federal Employee at the Department of Energy in the Office of General Counsel working in High-Level Radioactive Waste Management. As the son of an Army officer, he grew up in a number of memorable cities; some of his favorites were Parkersburg, WV, Stuttgart, Germany, and Izmir, Turkey.

He had an insatiable intellectual curiosity for the world around him. He was an avid reader and lifelong student of history, government, and art. He loved to travel, meet and interact with people, tell stories, and valued his relationships with others above all else. Devoted and generous with his family and friends, he was quick to provide support and praise others. He enjoyed a good joke and had a fantastic sense of humor. He maintained a positive and optimistic outlook on life, never taking anything too seriously or for granted. He gave his time freely to philanthropic causes focused on environmental protection and cancer research. A member of and regular attendee at Baldwin Memorial United Methodist Church, Glenn was steadfast in his faith and found meaning in his relationship with God.

He is missed and remembered by all who had the good fortune to know him. His beloved wife Julie Gardner survives him along with their two daughters Maxine and Lydia Gardner, sons-in-law Justin Bummara and Colby Smith, and grandson Adrian Gardner Smith.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Hardesty Funeral Home, 12 Ridgely Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401. 410-263-2222. To honor Glenn’s memory, in lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to the Susan G. Kommen organization for breast cancer research and support.

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Hardesty Funeral Home-Annapolis
12 Ridgely Avenue
Annapolis, MD US 21401
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
200 East Joppa Rd. Suite 407
Towson, MD US 21286
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