Lanny Dale Gardner

August 17, 1944 – December 26, 2022


Lanny Dale Gardner, 78, of Norwood PA, passed away December 26th, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.

He loved and respected all of nature — spending time outdoors either hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles, or racing pigeons. Lifelong lover of all animals but especially his dogs—having bred Beagles, Labrador retrievers and English Springer Spaniels to name a few. As a devout Christian and avid churchgoer, he was committed to his Sunday services and was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army.

Lanny was preceded in death by his parents Evelyn and Elmer Gardner, his sister Shirley Firth, and stepson William Rabe.

Lanny is survived by his wife, Diane Gardner; Daughters Tracsi Loper and Amy Lopez; Grandsons Eric Loper and Elias Lopez; brother Terry (Linda) Gardner, sister Marlene Philyam, Stepchildren; Robert Rabe, Kathleen (Tom) Lyons, Kevin (Jeannette) Rabe, Donna (Chris) Chiappardi, and Sandra (Brandon) Fusco. Many nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.


All are welcome to join in the services at Griffith Funeral Chapel at 520 Chester pike, Norwood, PA 19074 on Tuesday January 3rd.  Viewing beginning 9:30 am with the Service starting at 11:00 am. Burial to follow at Edgewood Memorial Park, 325 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills 19342.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Delaware County Intermediate Unit                  or the American Kennel Club


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