Germantown High School * Philadelphia, PA. * Class of 1957


Gary Gardner

Memories of GHS

-riding the H1 bus to school

-going out to lunch at a little grocery store on Germantown Ave

-having to participate in the “June Day” event

-standing beside Wilt Chamberlain at a Germantown basketball game.

Life After GHS


---Married: December 28, 1963
---Spouse: Antoinette (Palumbo) Gardner (Attended GHS, but graduated from Lincoln H.S.
---Children: 2 Daughters Donna Marie Weiser (DOB 1-13-67), Leigh Ann Courtney (DOB 7-10-69)
---Grandchildren : Owen Courtney (DOB 1-6-99), Dora Courtney (DOB 2-2-01)


---I graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science ( now the University of the Sciences at Philadelphia or USP) in 1963, and passed my Pharmacy Boards the same year.

---Full Time Employment:

------Allen’s Lane Pharmacy
------Chestnut Hill Hospital Pharmacy Staff Pharmacist
------Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - (Director of Pharmacy Services)
------Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Health (Drug Compliance Investigator)
------Retired from full time employment in 1999 after 31 years service

---Retired Employment

------Merck-Medco Mail Pharmacy (facility closed April 2003)
------Geisinger Health Plan Mail Pharmacy (current part time pharmacist)

---Military Service

------Retired Major, U.S. Army Reserve (Pharmacy Officer 23 years service)

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Special Thanks to Lois Addison for Scanning Yearbook Photos &
Special Thanks to Katherina Kripl Bonner for sending Lois Her Copy of the June 1957 Yearbook
& to George Palmer for sending Lois His Copy of the January 1957 Yearbook.

This Page Updated 07/11/04 gwf