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Dr. Carl Wade Gardiner, Jr.

Dr. Carl Wade Gardiner, Jr.
  • September 4, 1942 - March 17, 2017
  • Jupiter Inlet Colonyfl, Florida

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“Jan and Lee; Terry and i only found out about Carl's passing today. Please accept our most sincere condolences. ”
1 of 33 | Posted by: Paul and Terry Sperber - NJ

“Dear Jan and Family,I'm so sad to hear if Carl's passing. He will be missed for his kind, quiet steadiness. I have always admired both of you and...Read More »
2 of 33 | Posted by: Kristen Gillette - Oceanport, NJ

“So sorry to learn of Dr Gardiner,s passing. Such a very nice man. ”
3 of 33 | Posted by: Susan Collins

“I am sorry for your great loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn," sustain you and your family during this...Read More »
4 of 33 | Posted by: A friend

“A wonderful man and a wonderful family. I will always remember his kindness to many. In sympathy and friendship, Pete de Groot & Family ”
5 of 33 | Posted by: Pete de groot - Richmond, VA

“Carl studied painting with me on Tuesdays for quite a few years and I looked forward to talking with him, and watching his paintings - which...Read More »
6 of 33 | Posted by: Grace Graupe-Pillard - Keyport, NJ

“I'm honored to have known you, and thankful for your warm support. ”
7 of 33 | Posted by: Jai Ramoutar - New York, NY

“The Doc was a beacon of wisdom in our neighborhood in Shrewsbury. He was kind, caring, thoughtful, and supportive in his own understated way. And as...Read More »
8 of 33 | Posted by: Cass (Carol) Vogt-Erickson - MN

“It was such a shock when I heard the sad news about Carl. He will be missed and my love to you Janet. Lynn Harding ”
9 of 33 | Posted by: Lynn Harding - Tequesta, FL

“I know Heaven is a little brighter now that Carl is in it because he was such a bright light here with us. I had the good fortune to work alongside...Read More »
10 of 33 | Posted by: A friend

“From the early days at Christ Church Shrewsbury to Dr. Gardiner the caring Dental Surgeon, never could there be a more wonderful, authentic person. ...Read More »
11 of 33 | Posted by: Marion Phillips - Red Bank, NJ

“Carl was one of the kindest men I knew. There wasn't a finer gentleman. Jan and Carl were like family to me. He will be missed in body but not...Read More »
12 of 33 | Posted by: Donna Rose - Long Branch, NJ

“God bless you dr gardiner as you enter his kingdom you were a pleasure to work for ”
13 of 33 | Posted by: Michael Heinlein

“Class act, all around. Carl was one of those men that made this world a better place. My condolences to Jan and the entire family. ”
14 of 33 | Posted by: Mo Stack - Shrewsbury, NJ

“What a darling picture of my beloved brother in law. Loved the obituary. It captured him beautifully! Love you all greatly, Joanie ”
15 of 33 | Posted by: Joan Taylor - Denver, CO - Family

“Wonderful friend and Carl will be missed buy all who knew him. JR ”
16 of 33 | Posted by: John Rodenburg - Vero Beach, FL

“While our hearts are heavy, we reach out to share a moment, a laugh, a story and realize that Carl is no longer there physically. Our hearts are...Read More »
17 of 33 | Posted by: Jeffrey and Melissa Elmer - NJ

“Dear Carl, You are a kind and gentle man and a role model for many. Thank you so much for the wonderful year's together. I'll be talking you. ”
18 of 33 | Posted by: Kirk Murdoch - friend

“Carl was a voice of reason and reassurance for me and our meetings. I will be one of the many miss him. ”
19 of 33 | Posted by: Terry McFarland - Jupiter, FL

“What a wonderful man with a wonderful family! ”
20 of 33 | Posted by: A friend

“Carl was my friend and I will be forever grateful for having him in my life. There is no one that has ever demonstrated a more positive outlook,...Read More »
21 of 33 | Posted by: George Egner - Red Bank, NJ

“Truly one of the finest individuals I had the privilege to know and share many life moments. Best peaceful thoughts about Carl. Peace and Love ”
22 of 33 | Posted by: Edwin/Denise CARRINGTON - NJ

“Last time we saw you was at the "Dooney Dog" and you were so polite when my foot long hot dog shot a cross the table. Suave, polite, classy guy...Read More »
23 of 33 | Posted by: Francoise Gavigan - Blue Hill, ME

“I am so saddened by the passing of Carl. He was a genuine friend . I will miss him, his friendly, caring personality, and his humor.Sincere...Read More »
24 of 33 | Posted by: Christopher Petterson - Jupiter, FL

“He was a tremendous example of true humility. We'll miss him a lot. I can hear him right now saying " stop the baloney" ”
25 of 33 | Posted by: Ed G - friend

“I knew Carl and his lovely wife Jan through my husband Val. Devoted friends at Lafayette, Val always held Carl in the highest and fondest esteem. We...Read More »
26 of 33 | Posted by: Dottie Hawkins - Alexandria, VA

“Bonnie and I simply cannot think of Carl without a warm feeling in our hearts and a smile on our face. We were privileged to know him since our...Read More »
27 of 33 | Posted by: Woody Odiorne - West Chester, PA

“How blessed I am to have met and known Carl since 2012 when we moved back to N.J. He was kind and gentle and good. May he rest in peace. ”
28 of 33 | Posted by: Cathy Sutherland - NJ - friend

“Carl- The kindest gentlemen I have had the pleasure of calling friend. Thank you for your wisdom and warm words over the years. Say hi to...Read More »
29 of 33 | Posted by: Steven Howie - Middletown, NJ

“I am so sorry for your lose. He was one of my favorite elders, I look for and cherished his guiding words and what a joy and a blast to share in...Read More »
30 of 33 | Posted by: Anne Marie Scarrone - Highlands, NJ

“Sad to hear of Carl's passing, such a great gentle man.My best wishes for the family. We were friends of Mo Shah and Walt Turner some years ago, also...Read More »
31 of 33 | Posted by: Carl Dammann - Holmdel, NJ

“One of the kindest men I have known. Always put others before himself. ”
32 of 33 | Posted by: Kenneth Rosenkopf - FL - friend

“Dear Carl,I miss you. I hope you are feeling much better. I hope your appetite is back. Please say hi to God for me. See you soon.Love,Jan ”
33 of 33 | Posted by: Jan Gardiner - Jupiter, FL

Dr. Carl W. Gardiner Jr. died on March 17, 2017 in Jupiter, FL at the age of 74. He was born on September 4, 1942 in Orange, NJ and grew up in Short Hills, where he attended Millburn High School. He was graduated from Lafayette College, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He served in the United States Navy from 1968 to 1970, achieving the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

Dr. Gardiner practiced Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery in Red Bank, NJ for forty years. He completed his residency at New York University/Bellevue Hospital, where he was Chief Resident. He was on the teaching staff at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch and on staff at Riverview Hospital in Red Bank. He loved caring for his patients; in the evening, he would call to check in on each one he had seen that day.

He was an active member of his communities. Carl served as Police Commissioner and President of the Town Council of Shrewsbury, NJ. He was an active member at Christ Church Shrewsbury, including serving as Senior Warden for many years. He was also President of the Board of The Rumson Country Club.

Throughout his life, he loved boating and the beach, painting portraits of his family and friends, and above all else, playing golf. He retired to Florida in 2013, where he took up bridge and enjoyed his days swimming in the ocean, reading in the sun, grilling and eating home-cooked meals, and of course playing golf. He was a generous friend to many, who will remember him for his humility and kindness, an easy demeanor, and a great capacity for fun.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Janet Taylor Gardiner, and his three children: Sara and her husband Michael Parmelee of Highlands, NJ; Carl and his wife Polly Riemenschneider of New Canaan, CT; and Lee and her husband Alec Koch of Washington, D.C. In small, manageable doses, he delighted in his six grandsons: Kyle Frechette, whose father Kevin remains beloved in our memory; Sam, Hugh and Auggie Gardiner; and Eliot and Henry Koch. He is also survived by his two adoring sisters, Pamela Machado and Ann Drake.

Memorial services will be held at 11am on Thursday, March 23 at Christ Memorial Chapel, 52 South Beach Road, Hobe Sound, FL and on April 18, 11am at Saint Georges By the River, 7 Lincoln Avenue, Rumson, NJ 07760. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lustgarten Foundation, Condolences may be offered at