Robert F. Gartner

STERLING,VIRGINIA – Robert F. Gartner, 76, a native of Little Falls, New York, passed away on Friday, November 8, 2019, at Reston Hospital Center, Reston, Virginia.

He was born September 9, 1943, in Little Falls, the son of the late Frank & Mary (Yestremski) Gartner and graduated from St. Mary’s Academy. He was an Electrical Engineering graduate of Johns Hopkins University and worked for Lockheed Martin and several other defense contractors during his career. Bob enjoyed his family outings at Keyser Lake and became an accomplished water-skier. He also enjoyed snow skiing and sailing. Bob was a proficient dancer. He used his dancing and technical talents to create and market on-line instructional software for square dancing. He was always kind and generous and sought to share his talents with others.

Survivors include his loving companion, Mary (“Mike”) Anderson; a sister and brother in law, Carole Ehlinger and husband, Jim, of Colts Neck, New Jersey; nieces and nephews, Christine McDonough and husband, Dan, Catherine Ehlinger, and James Ehlinger, Jr. and wife, Regina; and grand-nieces, Allison, Megan, and Katelyn McDonough.  His aunt, Mimi Gartner also survives, living in Herkimer.

Funeral graveside services will be held in the spring of 2020 under the direction of The Enea Family Funeral Home, 24 W. Monroe St., Little Falls, NY, with a graveside burial service to be celebrated in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Town of Herkimer, NY. There are no calling hours.

All memorial contributions may be made to Family Resource Associates, 210 Newman Springs Road, Red Bank, NJ 07701. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Arrangements have been established with Funeral Directors Harry J. & Kevin E. Enea and Martin L. Ciaccia (315) 823-2424.