Donald D. Gaertner of Greensboro, MD, passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at the UMSMC (Memorial Hospital) in Easton, MD. He was 64 years old.
Born in Highland, IL on September 13, 1955, Mr. Gaertner was the son of Wilma Lee Gaertner of Felton, DE and the late Carl Arthur Gaertner. He moved to the Eastern Shore in 1971 and was a 1973 graduate of NCHS in Ridgely, MD.
Mr. Gaertner had been a Foreman with the MD State Roads until he retired in 2017. He enjoyed anything that got him into the outdoors; hunting, fishing, crabbing, archery, looking after his Purple Martin colony and going to Chincoteague annually with his family. Most of all, he loved being surrounded by family, most especially time spent in the outdoors with his son. He shared a very close bond with his brothers as well, that time will not erase.
In addition to his mother, Mr. Gaertner is survived by his wife, Cynthia M. Gaertner of Greensboro; a daughter, Stacey Rash (Kevin) of Magnolia, DE; a son, Cody Gaertner of Greensboro; two brothers, Ron Gaertner (Cheryl) of Greensboro and Barry Gaertner (Pam) of Trappe, MD; and three grandchildren: Aaron, Zane, and Ella. In addition to his father, he is preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Gaertner (Sandy).
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, October 9th, at the Moore Funeral Home, P.A. located at 12 S. Second Street in Denton where friends may call from 10 until 11 before the service. The interment will follow in the Holy Cross Cemetery. If friends wish to send memorial donations in Mr. Gaertner’s memory, the family suggests sending them to the American Heart Association, 217 E. Redwood Street, Ste 1100, Baltimore, MD 21202 (donatenow.heart.org).
American Heart Association
217 E. Redwood Street, Baltimore MD 21202