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John Taylor Garner

Mr. John Taylor Garner, 78, of Taney Avenue, Frederick, died Thursday, June 14 at Frederick Memorial Hospital. Born January 21, 1923, in Hollywood, Md., he was the son of the late William Alexander, Sr. and Emily Agnes Taylor Garner. Mr. Garner was a retired air traffic controller. 

He was a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War, having served in the U. S. Army Air Corps and the U.S. Air Force. He participated in the Berlin Airlift. He was a member of Francis X. Elder Post 121 of the American Legion, Emmitsburg; Emmitsburg Post 6658 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars; the Blue Ridge Sportsmenís Club, Blue Ridge Summit, Pa; and St. Anthonyís Shrine Parish, Emmitsburg. 

Surviving are one brother, William A. Garner and wife, Betty Fitzgerald Garner of Emmitsburg and a number of nieces and nephews. Mr. Garner will also be remembered by his friends, Dolores Joy Henke, of Emmitsburg, and Howard Graham of Frederick. Mr. Garner was preceded in death by one sister, Ann Taylor Garner Gregg. 

A memorial Mass was celebrated on June 18, at St. Anthony Shrine Parish Roman Catholic Church, Emmitsburg, with Mr. Garnerís pastor, the Rev. James Hannon as the celebrant. Joseph Scott was the lector, Jacqueline Vitali was the altar server; and Charles Thompson was the organist. 

A tribute to their Uncle John was presented by Leah A. Garner, Silver Spring, and William A. Garner, Jr., Thurmont. Interment was in St. Anthonyís Cemetery. The Honor Guard was provided by Francis X. Elder American Legion Post 121, Emmitsburg and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6658, Emmitsburg. Members of the Guard were Robert Dinterman, Tom Humerick, Mike Orndorff, Donald McKinnon and Paul Sutton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony Shrine Parish, 16150 St. Anthonyís Road, Emmitsburg, MD 21727

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