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Leonard Scott Gardner  

Leonard Scott Gardner

May 1, 1965 – June 21, 2017

Leonard Scott Gardner, age 52, of Wilmington, DE, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.

Born in Wilmington, DE on May 1, 1965, Scott was a son of James Len Gardner and Janet (Hurd) Gardner. He worked for his family at Rockford Exxon in Wilmington until 1990, after which time he moved to New York to start a family of his own.

Scott loved cars, played the trumpet, knew the name of every airplane that flew overhead, and excelled at shooting pool. He adored watching the sunsets while sitting on the cliffs at Crystal Beach Manor. A loving father, brother, son, and friend, Scott had heart of gold and will be very dearly missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his son, Curtis Jakob Gardner of Hockessin; brothers, John Gardner of Fort Wayne, IN and Glen Gardner of Wilmington; friend and former wife, Deborah Mannis-Gardner of Hockessin; nephews, Jonah Scher of Boulder, CO and Ben and Patrick Deleon of Auburn, IN; and nieces, Molly Scher of Denver, CO and Shawna Gardner of Milwaukee, WI.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:00 am until 10:00 am on Saturday morning, July 1, 2017, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in Lombardy Cemetery, Wilmington, DE.

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  1. Stephanie Getz, June 27, 2017

    So sorry to see this Deborah , blessings and condolences to the whole family.

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  2. Dawn Tsaperas, June 27, 2017

    I met you very briefly, although I heard a lot about you through my son. My sincere condolences. Love, prayers and strength to Curtis and Deborah xxx

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  3. Chris Hance, June 27, 2017

    RIP Shark…I hope you saw the caring that people showed after you left.

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  4. Rob Hudson, June 27, 2017

    My love and prayers go out to Curtis and the Gardner family. My heart glows when I think of all the wonderful and fun times with Malcolm. The Gardner family has always shown nothing but true love to me through many decades and I grieve with them. We will always miss you and keep you in our hearts. RIP Scott.

    Rob Hudson

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  5. Susan (Hertzenberg) Hendrich, June 27, 2017

    My condolences to Curtis and the Gardner family. Scott was a kind person who really looked you in the eye and meant it when he asked how you were doing. Knowing him throughout high school and beyond, I always saw Scott as a lovely soul who just wanted to connect. May he rest in peace.

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  6. Shiela, June 28, 2017

    I’m sorry to hear about your loss and wanted to share the Bible’s hope of a resurrection at John 5:28,29 at a time when there is no more sickness pain or death anymore right here on earth according to Revelation 21:3,4.Please read these scriptures and may the god of comfort give you comfort in this time of bereavement.

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  7. Kathy Raiford, June 28, 2017

    RIP Scott. I will miss playing against you, but will remember the awesome matches we had.

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  8. Diane Corrado, June 28, 2017

    I am so sad to learn of Scott’s passing. I only knew him to always have a huge smile on his face and a great laugh. My heart goes out to you all. Fondly, Diane.

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  9. Mark Gottlieb, June 29, 2017

    RIP Buddy !!!

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  10. Sherrie Anderson, June 29, 2017

    My dear neighbors, Glenn and Allyson my heart broke when you told me about Scott. I remember all of our talks about our families, and Glenn you often spoke about Scott. May our Lord and savior give you strength and comfort.

    Sherrie, and family

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  11. Linda Shamblin, June 29, 2017

    Glenn and Allison, So sorry to hear this sad news. Huge hugs coming your way.

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  12. Lisa Keller, June 30, 2017

    I was good friends with Malcolm/Scott in high school and we even double dated to the prom together as 4 friends -we ran in to each other at a reunion at Concord and had some great laughs ….My heart goes out to Scott’s family and friends and Especially to his son, Curtis -I love the quote that says “You remember someone by how they made you feel”-Scott was a warm and kind guy and enjoyed when we got to run into each other …our hearts are with you all

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  13. Tim Sullivan, July 1, 2017

    So many great memories from Brandywine with Malcolm. Kind heart, loved music, and all around great man. I will miss you my brother and Gods Speed. See you on the other side!

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  14. Chris Tsaperas, July 1, 2017

    I LOVE YOU SCOTT. I will never forget you and all the hearts you touched. I always knew how hard you had to fight all your demons. I am thinking of you, your family & Deborah & Curtis. Thank you for all the great times. You were a great man. Until we meet again my brother

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