Greece: October 13, 2012 at age 93, just shy of her 94th birthday. Predeceased by her husband, Ray E. Gardner. She is survived by her daughter, Lynne (Donald) Stothard; son, Glenn (Jean) Gardner; grandchildren, Traci (Guy) Carlo, Jaime Gardner & Kelly Gardner; twin great-grandchildren, Joseph & Sarafina Carlo; many friends. Evelyn was a lifelong member of Bethany Presbyterian Church, in bell choirs, the Shipmates couples club, was an ordained Elder, served on various committees and was a 75-year member of the church choir. She was also a longtime member of: the Rochester Presbyterian Home Service Board, Rochester Chapter Sweet Adelines, Daughters of the Nile, Retired Professional Secretaries, Xerox Pioneer and Singles Clubs, Barnard Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, Greece Historical Society and RIT Athenaeum. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. Friends may call Tuesday, October 23rd, 4-8 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, Greece Chapel, 1075 Long Pond Road. Her Graveside Service will be held Wednesday, October 24th, 11 A.M. at Riverside Cemetery (please meet the family at the gate of the cemetery). Her Memorial Service will be celebrated Saturday, October 27th, 11 A.M. at Bethany Presbyterian Church, 3000 Dewey Avenue. Contributions may be made to Bethany Presbyterian Church in her memory.

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  1. Evelyn and I sang together in my first informal quartet. I enjoyed the time I had in her company. I am sorry to hear she has passed, but am sure she is singing in the heavenly choir. Sincerely Bonnie Grant (former Rochester Chorus Sweet Adeline)

  2. Mrs. Gardner -how I enjoyed knowing you all those years at Blackfriars Theatre. During my presidency you came to all of our shows and your smiling face would light up the lobby. To me you were the image of a true lady and patron of the arts.

  3. My thought and prayers go out to you all. I got to know Evelyn through the Xerox Singles Group and found her to be a great lady. I know she has been ill for some time and know she is at peace now. She was quite a fighter and I will miss her as will the rest of the group. My deepest condolences. Marie I. DeVito

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