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“I will include Michael in my Mass prayers on Friday. May he rest in God's peace. - Fr. Ed ”
1 of 5 | Posted by: Edward Burke - Philadelphia

“I am so sorry to hear about Michael's death. I send my condolences to Mary Kay and the family.Carolyn Matthews - Bridge friend ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Carolyn Matthews - MOUNT PLEASANT, SC

“My sympathy goes out to the family during this time of grief. May God's loving kindness comfort and help you through this sad and difficult time...Read More ยป
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“Deepest of sympathy to the entire Gardenier family....Charly and Steve Vaughn ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: Charly Vaughn - Daniel Island, SC

“My dad was so incredibly wonderful and so incredibly supportive of his children and grandchildren. . . love you daddy ”
5 of 5 | Posted by: Colleen Wolkey - lansdale


Michael Eugene Gardenier passed away suddenly on July 11, 2018 at his home in Charleston, South Carolina. Michael was born on November 24, 1947 in Shreveport, Louisiana to the late Charles K. Gardenier and Virginia R. Gardenier, who both served in the U.S. Army. Michael lived in many places growing up including Pennsylvania, Texas, Hawaii and New York. Michael is survived by his wife, Mary Kay Gardenier; his children, Colleen Wolkey (Ron), Michael Gardenier (Nicole) and Brigitte Smith (Brian); his step-son, David Kiesling (Heather); grandchildren Jose Dario Hernandez, Harry Matthew Kiesling, Alexander James Gardenier, Audrey Claire Kiesling, Brandon Michael Wolkey and Lucie Rose Smith; his brothers Patrick Gardenier (Patricia), Kevin Gardenier (Jacqui), Timothy Gardenier, and sister Carol Gardenier-Cazzaniga (Roby) and nieces and nephews, family and friends who loved him dearly.

Michael graduated from St. Pius High School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania in 1965. He then graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and a Masters of Business and Health Administration from Widener University. Michael worked as a Chief Financial Officer in Pennsylvania and Georgia for forty years and was a fellow with the Healthcare Financial Management Association, before retiring in Charleston with his beloved wife. Michael was a life long learner with a passion for golf, music, traveling and playing bridge. Above all, Michael loved his family.

Services to celebrate the life of Michael will be held on July 17, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464, with a reception to follow.

Services will be also be held on July 20, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Devlin-Rosmos, Kepp & Gatcha Funeral Home, 517 S. Main Street, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. Immediately following, Michael will be laid to rest at St. Ann's Cemetery in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in memoriam to the Audubon Society at https://action.audubon.org/donate/make-tribute-gift or the Charleston Gaillard Center at https://gaillardcenter.org/membershipandsupport/donate/