Dolores E. Gartner (nee Burckardt), a lifelong resident of the Bronx, died on February 6, 2023. She was 75.

Mrs. Gartner was born on April 2, 1947 in the Bronx to the late Francis and Madeline (Noll) Burckardt. She earned her Master’s Degree and was a guidance counselor at P.S. 111 until her retirement. She was a member of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) and a member of the book club at our local library. She took classes at the Retired Teachers Center.

She is survived by her husband Walter; her brother in-law Fred; her two sons Erich and his wife Theresa and Mark and his wife Dainelle; her two brothers Frank and his wife Carol and Tom and his wife Dorry; her sister Marilyn; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visiting will be Monday, February 13 and Tuesday, February 14 from 4-8pm at Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home, 726 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, February 15 at 10am at St. Francis Xavier Church, 1708 Lurting Avenue, Bronx. Interment will follow at St. Raymond’s Cemetery, 2600 Lafayette Avenue, Bronx.



  1. Kathy DePascale on February 7, 2023 at 5:42 pm

    If Dolores was your friend, consider yourself blessed. We didn’t physically see each other often, due to a change of address for me. However, via FB abd text, we maintained our friendship. Dolores was super intelligent, kind and thoughtful. While my heart is broken for her beautiful family and so many friends, I truly believe heaven definitely gained another angel.

    • WALTER GARTNER on February 10, 2023 at 12:32 pm


  2. Maria Cleary, MSU, Class of '65 on February 8, 2023 at 6:15 pm

    What a lovely person! I have the fondest of high school memories of her sweet and gentle nature, her warmth and grace. It was a blessing to know her.

    • WALTER GARTNER on February 10, 2023 at 12:33 pm


  3. Elena Deluca on February 8, 2023 at 6:27 pm

    So very sad to hear of the passing of fellow classmate. I remember Dolores to be a sincere, caring person. My deepest sympathy to her entire family and friends. May she rest in peace.

    Elena Cantarella DeLuca ‘65

    • WALTER GARTNER on February 10, 2023 at 12:34 pm


  4. Maureen Mcintyre on February 8, 2023 at 7:06 pm

    I am saddened to hear of the passing of my high school classmate. She was always a kind and sincere person. Over the past several years it was nice to connect on Facebook and see her with her loving family. My condolences to her husband, sons and family.

    • WALTER GARTNER on February 10, 2023 at 12:34 pm


  5. Eileen Nevins Kennedy’65 on February 8, 2023 at 7:48 pm

    How grateful I am to have shared such sweet high school memories with a person as loving and gentle as Dolores. What a loss for us all.

    • WALTER GARTNER on February 10, 2023 at 12:35 pm


  6. Clare McKeon Thomenius '65 on February 8, 2023 at 8:20 pm

    I am so sorry at Dolores’s passing. I met Dolores my first day in high school. She was one of the nicest girls in our class. Never an unkind word by or about her. My heart goes out to her husband and sons.

  7. WALTER GARTNER on February 10, 2023 at 12:35 pm


  8. Patricia Byrns '96 on February 13, 2023 at 9:51 am

    The Mercy College community mourns the loss of Dolores, class of 1969. Our sympathy and prayers to her family and all who knew her. Dolores was a lovely person.

  9. Carol on February 13, 2023 at 5:49 pm

    I have a unique relationship and connection with Dolores (Dodes as I know her)…. We grew up 4 inches apart in our apartment building and she was my oldest lifelong friend.
    God bless my friend and her family as she now shares the eternal peace with other angels.
    Carol Cancellere DeSouza

  10. Kathryn and Ralph Haller on February 18, 2023 at 6:45 pm

    Thank you Frank for messaging Ralph with the sad news of Dolore’s death.
    Ralph has always spoken very highly of his cousin Dolores. I am glad I had the opportunity to meet her and visit with she and Walter in the Bronx.
    May the good memories you have of her soothe you as you mourn her loss. Walter , we are very sorry.
    Be gentle with yourselves.
    Love Ralph and Kathy

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