John C. Wagner, 83, of Carlisle, died Monday,
August 22, 2011, at his home. He was born on Thursday, July 26, 1928, in Lemoyne, and was a son of the late John M. and Lydia
R. (Burkholder) Wagner.
was a Newville High School graduate, and was an Air Force veteran of WWII. John retired from Amp, Inc., Carlisle after nearly
30 years of service and was formerly employed with Zeigler’s Moving & Storage, also of Carlisle. He was a member
of the First Church of God, Carlisle and a life member of the Carlisle Elks Lodge. John enjoyed collecting local post cards.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 61 years, Ruth E. (Gossard)
Wagner, one son, SSgt (Ret) Steven L. Wagner, US Army (and his wife, Kokimi) of Carlisle, one daughter, Melinda K. Crawford
(and her husband, George) of Mt. Holly Springs, five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. John was preceded in death
by one brother, Thomas R. Wagner.
services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 26, 2011, in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 South Hanover St.,
Carlisle, with Rev. D. Alan Mathna officiating. Burial will be in Westminster Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. A time of fellowship
will immediately follow the burial at the First Church of God, Carlisle. A viewing will be held from 6 - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday
at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to First Church of God, Carlisle or to the American Cancer Society.
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Dear Mrs. Wagner,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. He will be remembered
John & Betty Andrews
We are very sorry to hear of Jack's passing.
He was a great person, friend, and cousin.
We will miss him deeply.
Charlie and Pat Wagner
had the pleasure of working with John at Ziegler's Moving & Storage. He was a man of few words but when he spoke it
was important. John would drive us to a job site and take a quick tour of the house. We would start taking items to the truck
for loading. He would start loading and take a look at an open spot in the truck's load and tell one of us to get a certain
item from the house. He had a knack of remembering every piece of furniture from that one quick walk-through.
John and I worked
together at AMP for a lot of years. He was a great man and will be missed.
Howard W. (Jack) Rose
I am so sorry for your loss. I know you will truely miss
I also was not able to make the viewing or funeral to pay my respects.
Again I am so sorry
for your loss.
Stacy (Cree's Grand daughter)
So sorry to hear of your loss, you will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Michelle Serff (Shirley
Wagner Zook's Daughter)
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