John R. Wagner Sr.

Born: Sat., Jan. 31, 1931
Died: Mon., Jan. 13, 2020


Visitation

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Feb. 01, 2020
Location: Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home


Memorial Service

11:00 AM Sat., Feb. 01, 2020
Location: Robert A. Evans Jr. Funeral Home


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John R. Wagner, Sr. passed away at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, on January 13, 2020 at the age of 88.
Born in Pottsville on January 31, 1931, he was a son of Irvin Wagner and Anna Leonard.
John graduated from Pottsville High School in 1949 and proudly served in the US Air Force during the Korean War.
He worked in retail sales as a manager for many years and also spent time working with children in custodial settings.
During the last 19 years of his life, John enjoyed a loving and committed relationship with Carolyn Spiess, Pottsville. They took cruises to tropical places where John could enjoy the sun he worshipped throughout his life.
John had a lovely voice he liked to share with others. He was truly happy entertaining groups at senior living communities and at parties with his Karaoke equipment.
Preceding him in death was his wife of 37 years, Mary (Kocsko) Wagner on October 8, 1988; son, John R. Wagner, Jr.; sister, Mildred Starr and brothers, Irvin and Joseph Wagner.
John is survived by daughter, Anna Marie Jones Styer, and husband, Michael¬¬¬¬ Styer, of Eagle Rock, Hazelton; son, Michael I. Wagner, and wife, Leslie, of Pottsville; son, David Wagner, and wife, Nan, of York; 6 grandchildren: Kenneth and Robert Jones, John Wagner, III, Adam Wagner, Joshua and Jeremy Wagner; 3 great grandchildren; companion Carolyn Spiess and her family, especially grandsons Sean Brossman and Brandon Edelman.
A Memorial service will be held at the Robert A Evans Jr Funeral Home on Saturday Feb. 1st at 11AM, with Rev. Chris Rotharpt officiating.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the family from 10-11AM at the funeral home.
Interment will be held private.

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