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John C. Wagner

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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.

John 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.

Funeral 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 by many.

John & Betty Andrews


 Ruth and family,
 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

 I 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.

Bob Jumper

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

Aunt Ruth, 
 I am so sorry for your loss. I know you will truely miss Uncle Jack.
 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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Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone:  (717) 243-2421
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