November 22, 1921 ~ April 20, 2006
Gardner, Schuyler Monroe
Schuyler Monroe Gardner was 84 when he died. Affectionately known as "Slick," he served as a Marine Corp corporal in the Asiatic Theater during the last years of World War II. At war's end Slick continued air traffic control with the CAA, today's Federal Aviation Administration. His career spanned various capacities during the formative years of the FAA, including Chief of the Pendleton Airport (Oregon, 1959-1961). In his later aviation career, Slick was in Operations sharing development of the modern comprehensive safety systems of air travel. His job and his love of flying permitted him the luxury of inspecting nearly every airport in the Western United States.
Schuyler was born into a Latter-day Saint (LDS) household in Delta, Utah on November 22, 1921. A devout Mormon, Brother Gardner served as Bishop of a Singles Ward and High Councilor.
In February 2001 Schuyler suffered the first of many strokes. He is survived by his wife of fifty-seven years, Joyce, three children, six grandchildren, and six brothers and sisters. He was a wonderful husband and a great father. A gathering of family & friends will be Thursday April 27, 2006 at 10:30am at the LDS Second Ward 715 Knob Hill in Redondo Beach, followed by a Service at 11am. Burial will be at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.
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