Friday, December 25, 2009

Mourning Roger Gardner

We are mourning the loss of our friend, and Radarsite owner, Roger Gardner. Roger has been battling leukemia for a little over a year now. I received an email from his son Geoff, saying that Roger lost his battle on Thursday evening, December 17th.

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Merrimack Valley Hospice, 360 North Avenue in Haverhill, Massachusetts took "amazing" care of Roger, according to Geoff, and as his friends out here in his conservative blog network know, his family, who he loved so very much, were always there for him.

Please check back for our tribute posts for Roger.

Other Tributes, with the most recent listed first:
Roger Gardner's last interview with the Newburyport Daily News

The Brilliance of Roger Gardner by Holger at Holger Awakens

The Night Roger W. Gardner Got in my Pants by Courtney Messerschmidt

Remembering Roger W. Gardner with video and photos by Norm Hooben

A Poem for Roger by FaultlineUSA and Dean Bremkamp

Roger by Gary Fouse at Fousquawk 

In Memory by Findalis at Monkey in the Middle

Mourning Roger Gardner


  1. Thanks for letting us know, Maggie. I'm so very sorry to hear of this. Roger will surely be missed. My love and prayers are with Rogers family during this time.


  2. Rest in Peace, Roger.

    Thank you..

  3. Those who were able and lucky enough to meet and correspond with Roger will always retain the best parts of him. Always.

  4. I'm very sorry to hear this. Roger was a very special person and we are all better for knowing him.

    He had a magnificent writing ability, and I'm not just talking about his blog articles. I hope his son will publish Roger's many writings, they are so beautiful.

    I feel sure he is with our Heavenly Father and at peace now. Our prayers for his family and friends.

    Right Truth

  5. He will be missed...

    Loved by all that knew him and I knew him too... I was fortunate to meet this extraordinary person...May he rest in peace

  6. I have no doubt that Leftards, Libturds & Muslims will take pleasure in the death of the founder of this web site. May their joy be diminished in intensity and duration by the knowledge that Roger's friends are keeping RadarSite alive so that his words of wisdom will remain available to open minded seekers of truth.

    Roger wrote with great clarity and courage, telling it as he saw it, without fear or favor. Because he made good use of key words, his work turns up in search engines, readily available to open inquiry. May it ever remain so!

    Let Roger Gardner's insight, wisdom, experience, knowledge and judgment remain available for generations to come, reminding them of the virtue of genuine patriotism and love of liberty.

    Art is long, time is fleeting, but while the brittle thread of life may be cut by the all devouring scythe of time, the internet will keep Roger's memory and works alive.

  7. May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind ever be at your back,
    May you find old friends waiting to greet you, there on the outside track.
    We're gathered together old times to remember, 'tis but for ourselves we would grieve,
    So we'll sing you a chorus and bid you farewell - fair winds and a following sea.

    We'll sing of 'The Leaf' and 'The Parting Glass', we'll raise up our voices in song,
    No sadness today for those who have passed, we celebrate with voices glad and strong.
    A catch in the throat, a tear in the eye, but no funeral dirge will this be,
    We'll roar 'Auld Lang Syne' as a victory song - fair winds and a following sea.

    And those of us left here will miss a true friend, who shared with us good times and bad,
    Raising a glass to your memory we'll say: “We've known you dear friend – why should we be sad?”
    We honor a life that was lived to the full, we honor a spirit, now free.
    You'll long be remembered, whenever we say: “Fair winds and a following sea!”

    Farewell my friend and God speed.

    Semper Vigilans

  8. We've all lost a dear friend in Roger. He fought his illness with grace and he will always be remembered as a wise and eloquent American Patriot! My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  9. Very sad to hear about Roger.
    Thank you for letting me know.
    There are very few that could
    write as passionately, eloquently,
    and with love of God and country
    like Roger could. I will be
    posting a tribute at my blog in his memory.

    Roger was a true patriot. His courage and grit
    in battling Cancer inspired
    me, and many others. Of that I am sure.
    He will be greatly missed but
    there is some of him in all of
    us who had the good blessing to
    be part of Radarsite.

    Rest well in the Lord's lap

  10. DAMN! Sorry to hear this GREAT man has departed. He is now resting in peace with God the Father. See you soon, Roger! See you soon!

  11. @Ben
    While Roger is no longer here with us, rest assured that G-d will have him working towards His victory over Evil. He is with us in spirit, watching over us, and guiding us.

  12. Roger's love for our country rang out to so many of us...may you rest in peace Roger, you will be

    My thoughts & prayers go out to Roger's family. May all the wonderful memories of Roger keep him close to your hearts for all eternity...

    God bless!

  13. Adequate words are impossible to find right now.

    I'll just say "Thank you, Roger", for so much...

    Peace be with you.

  14. What a true loss of a champion of Freedom and Patriotism for our country but Roger's legacy lives on in many of us who learned from him, admired him and til our own end will try to continue the fight he so valiantly waged.

    Rest in peace, Roger and to his family, prayers of comfort and strength.

  15. oh my so sorry to hear my friend..........................Rest in peace Roger and my best to his family.

  16. Damn!

    We all knew it was going to happen, but that doesn't make it better.

    Roger was a good man, a good writer and an excellent patriot.

    Rest in Peace Roger. You fought the good fight an we are all better for having known you.

    Til we meet again on Fiddler's Green, my friend.

    No better friend could any of us have, in person or online.

  17. Lew, oh my gosh - I apologize for not letting you know. Really, I am so sorry!

    Isn't it amazing how we can make these long-term online friendships. When a person writes everyday, they cannot fake who they are. Perhaps it is the very best way to know a person.

  18. What a short and sweet friendship I had with Roger. A man of passion, knowledge - and with such a sense of responsibility for the country he was leaving to his family and friends! He will have a legacy that shines in the spirit of all he touched - a living example of patriotism lived and shared.

    Rest in Peace, my friend Roger.

  19. I felt honored when he left a comment saying he loved my work. I regret not having met him in person.

    We all will truly miss him.

  20. Roger will be sadly missed.

    For me as an Englishman, when i think of the support i have had from Americans, Mr G was up there at the top.

    An unfaltering friend and supporter.

    There will be a void now for many of us in the online world of counter Jihad.

    I am thankful that i got to speak with him one last time before he went, and can be sure he is smiling down from heaven now upon us.

    I hope and pray his memory will carry on through his friends that he has left behind.


    Roger Garderner - True & Loyal Old School American Patriot


  21. Lionheart, Roger felt especially close to you, too. He so wanted to help you when you really needed it.

  22. A Gentleman a Patriot. We will miss him!