Robert Elwood Gardner

Published in The Washington Post on Jul. 26, 2020.

Robert Elwood "Bob" Gardner
August 6, 1931 - July 22, 2020

Robert E. Gardner, of Temple Hills, Maryland, on July 22, 2020.

Bob was born August 6, 1931 in Washington, DC.

After obtaining a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from George
Washington University and pursuing graduate work, he spent his entire career in
radar research at the US Naval Research Laboratory.

He was predeceased by parents, Adrian and Elizabeth Gardner and sisters, Ann
Browell and Joyce DeHart.

Survived by his wife of 63 years, Sandra Hill Gardner; children, Alan Gardner (Kate),
Susan Mandile (Joseph), and Karen Kent; grandchildren, Frances and Simon
Gardner, Andrew and Elizabeth Mandile, and Zachary Kent; and many nieces and

Bob enjoyed spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. His many
interests included amateur radio (W3ODK), hiking, woodworking, reading,
genealogy, and photography.

He was a longtime member of Broadview Church, where he served as treasurer and
audio technician.

A memorial will be planned for a later date.

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