Clifford "Cliff" Gard '57
April 18, 2017 8:23 AM
updated: April 19, 2017 10:49 AM
Published in San Jose Mercury (CA) News/San Mateo County Times on Apr. 23, 2017
Clifford Gard(1935 - 2017)
Resident of Los Gatos
After a long battle, Cliff Gard succumbed to cancer on April 13, 2017. He had lived in Saratoga and Los Gatos for the previous 43 years.
Clifford was born in Los Angeles to Albertine (Ashworth) and Clifford Gard, Sr., in 1935. He grew up in North Hollywood, CA, where he graduated from North Hollywood High School. He then attended Texas A&M University (class of 1957), graduating with a degree
in engineering. After college, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps, a source of pride throughout his life. His career in business included notable stints at Texas Instruments and Memorex, ending with his retirement as a principal with Digicom Systems. Aviation
was a special avocation of Cliff's. He piloted his own plane and earned flight instructor credentials.
Cliff lived for his family: Ina, his wife of 59 years, and their three sons and daughters-in-law (Randy/Kuulei Lara; Ross/Julie; and Ron/Elizabeth). Late in life he was blessed with two granddaughters, Allison and Sidne, who became the brightest part of his
days. Cliff is also survived by his sister, Sandra Jane Kline, and two step-sisters, Sandra Sims and Pamela O'Keefe, as well as extended family he loved and cherished.
A celebration of Cliff's life is planned for sometime this summer. His family would like to thank Dr. Richard Adrouny and the staff of Cedar Crest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and the 5th floor of Good Samaritan Hospital for the loving care they provided
him in his last days.
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Beddingfield Funeral Service
4323 Moorpark Ave Ste C San Jose, CA 95129