Gerard Jules Gardinal

Gerard Jules Gardinal

Gerard Jules Gardinal

June 28, 1928~June 22, 2024

Gerard Jules Gardinal, aged 96, passed away peacefully on June 22, 2024, in Pinellas Park, Florida. Born on June 8, 1928, in Beloeil, Belgium, Gerard was a cherished member of his community and a beloved figure in his family.

A dedicated architect, Gerard’s career was marked by his longstanding service at the Florida State Board of Architecture, where his artistic talents were invaluable. His passion for architecture extended into his personal life, where he was always eager to lend his skills to family projects, enriching their homes and lives with his artistic touch.

Gerard was a devout member of Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church in Pinellas Park, where his funeral services will be held.

Beyond his professional and spiritual life, Gerard had a rich array of hobbies. He was an accomplished painter and photographer, created beautiful stained glass, and enjoyed do it yourself (DIY) home improvements. He also had a keen interest in firearms, balancing his artistic pursuits with his enthusiasm for outdoor activities.

Gerard was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Seraphine P. Gardinal of 56 years of marriage, and their son, Claude P. Gardinal. He is survived by his sons, Christopher Gardinal and his wife Diane, Lawrence Gardinal and his wife Robin; daughter, Lisa Del Grosso and her husband Anthony; grandchildren, Jason Lee and his wife Melissa, Jason Richard and his wife Andrea, Linsey and her wife Missy, and Jordan; and great-grandchildren, Abigail, Jason (JJ), and Alex.

The family suggests that contributions in Gerard’s memory be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. These gifts will honor his lifelong commitment to helping others and his profound love for children.

The Taylor Family Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Pinellas Park, Florida, is assisting the family during this time.

July 27, 2024 @ 11:00am, Gerard’s life will be celebrated at Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church located at 5501 62nd Avenue North, Pinellas Park, Florida 33781, where friends and family will gather to honor his memory and legacy

Memorial Mass

Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church


Debbie Harriott

June 29, 2024, 12:20 pm

This is a beautiful highlight of Gerry. I only met him once but hearing stories and reading this shows how much he was loved and how artistic he was. The beginning and end dates of his life are just dates. It’s the dash in between and who he was and the impact he made that counts. It sounds like his dash and in between was full!.


June 29, 2024, 12:55 pm

Hi Chris & Lisa,
I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad.
Thinking of you,
Lorri Franckle
Helen’s Daughter

Thalia Demetriou

June 29, 2024, 1:00 pm

Condolenses to family we enjoyed the times we had with him great man with a wonderful smile.
From Thalia and Tom

Patricia Jenkins

June 29, 2024, 1:13 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss! ❤️🙏

Patricia Jenkins

June 29, 2024, 1:14 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss! ❤️🙏
RIP Pop Pop.

Sherri Luper

July 1, 2024, 11:39 am

We each get this one life here in the physical world. This man here, knew how to live it. He was loved and respected not by just his own family, but by all of us neighborhood kids who valued everything he said. He was funny and what a laugh he had. So genuine. He was one of the good guys. Mr. Gardinal I know you’re resting in gods arms but know, you will be missed.

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