Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Remembering Roger W. Gardner (Video)

Roger Gardner, the soul and spirit of Radarsite, lost his battle with leukemia last week. Blogger Norm Hooben was one of the few among Roger's many friends who actually met him in person. Norm is sharing his memories, photos and a video of Rog.

Norm Hooben (L) and Roger Gardner (R)

I got to meet Roger on two occasions and was very impressed with his knowledge of early Roman history...he was very well read and had an array of books in his small but comfortable apartment.

Some of you may remember the video I took during one of my visits...he was also
an excellent musician (self-taught, I believe) ...
My prayers are for his family and friends...I'm speechless at the moment but I know Roger is with Our Creator...Norm
More photos from Storm'n Norm'n:

Roger Gardner


Roger Gardner


Norm and Roger

Roger Gardner

We will have more memories in the coming days, as well as our favorites among Roger's outstanding writings. If you have a favorite article by Roger, please leave it in the comment section and we will add it to our list.

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

In Memory by Findalis at Monkey in the Middle

Roger by Gary Fouse at Fousquawk

Mourning Roger Gardner


  1. Thank you for sharing about
    Roger. Not much more I can
    add to what has already been

  2. I n case anyone wants to,
    I posted this on my blog in
    Roger's memory:


  3. Thanks Maggie For Posting This...

    He wasn't a relative...
    Just a friend...
    When I woke up this morning...
    I was thinking of him...

    Awhile back I was corresponding with an attorney friend who had just written an article about staying focussed... something I have a difficult time with. Roger new all about being focussed. His writings about his personal life has a little bit for everyone to focus on. His is a story of tradegy and triumph...and staying focussed!

    God speed Roger...God speed my friend!

  4. Wow, I am so sorry to hear this. Roger was such a nice guy. We know he is certainly looking down from Heaven. Still, a tear falls from my eye. I enjoyed speaking with him through e-mails. And I will miss him and his fighting spirit. He lasted far past the time they gave him because he was a fighter and a truly principled spirit, in addition to being a mensch. RIP, Roger.
    Debbie Schlussel

  5. Thank you Debbie. Roger would love that comment!