Richard Gardner Passes Away

Richard Gardner, beloved husband of Zita and father of Shauna McGlynn and Leslie Gardner, passed away September 7th. Although not a Catholic, Richard was a long-time registered member of the parish who supported the Academy, served on many Fall festival and other committees, enjoyed parish social events, and was an advocate for Catholic education. After a distinguished 30-year career as a U.S. Navy officer, he earned a teaching credential and was a substitute and student teacher at University of San Diego High School and the Academy of Our Lady of Peace, the schools his daughters attended.

 

Burial services with full military honors will be at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, at Miramar National Cemetery.   A celebration of his life will follow at his daughter’s La Mesa home. Parish friends are cordially invited to either or both of these events.