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Joy Renee Gardner

June 29, 1974 August 18, 2019
Joy Renee Gardner
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Obituary for Joy Renee Gardner

Oneonta – Joy Renee Bruen Gardner, 45, went peacefully to be with the Lord on August 18, 2019 at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta, following a long battle with cancer.

Joy was born June 29, 1974 to Jana Cuda of Texas and Robert Bruen Sr. of Arkansas. Joy married Anthony Gardner of Oneonta on December 12, 2012.

Joy is survived by her husband, Anthony Gardner; sons Eric Baldwin of Arizona, Thomas Shaw and Bradley Shaw of South Carolina; daughters Angel Shaw and Sierra Shaw of Oneonta; uncles James Bruen of Poughkeepsie, and Rick Bruen of Massachusetts; mother-in-law Ethel Gardner of Oneonta; twin brother Robert Bruen, Jr. of Mississippi and her daughter’s grandparents Jane Myruski and Richard Shaw of Oneonta. She was predeceased by her sister Christy Bruen.

Joy previously was a volunteer firefighter for the Laurens Fire Department and Pindars Corners Fire Department. Most recently she became a volunteer for the Meridale Fire Department where she earned the Distinguished Service Award. She also was a certified emergency medical technician.

Joy worked at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital in the billing department for several years before working for the Northeast Parent and Child Society transporting children in foster care to visitation with their families.

Calling hours will be from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Main Street Baptist Church, Oneonta. A memorial service will follow with Pastor Kenneth Zulkowsky officiating.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris. For expressions of sympathy to the family visit

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9:00 AM 8/31/2019 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/31/2019 11:00:00 AM
Main Street Baptist Church

Main Street
Oneonta, NY 13820

Memorial service will follow with Pastor Kenneth Zulkowsky officiating

Main Street Baptist Church
Main Street Oneonta 13820 NY
United States

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