First Posted: 1/23/2008
Robert Wagner, 88, of Clarks Summit, died Tuesday, Jan.8, at home. Born April 20, 1919, in Scranton, he was the son of the late Herman and Emily Wagner. Before retiring in 1982, he was a garment worker for area clothing manufacturers and was a member of the garment workers union. He was educated in Scranton schools and attended Penn State University. He served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Clarks Summit; Waverly Lodge 301, Free and Accepted Masons, Clarks Green; the Irem Shriners, Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Dallas; the Shriners of North America and the 190th Field Artillery Group Association, World War II, Sunbury. He enjoyed playing cards and was an avid pinochle player. He enjoyed the card games he shared with family and friends. Surviving are cousins, including Leidy R. Reel III, Kernersville, NC. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Walter Wagner. Graveside services were at Fairlawn Cemetery, Dalton, by the Rev. George J. Mathews Jr., pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church. Interment, Fairlawn Cemetery, Dalton. Arrangements by Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit, 18411. Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 544, Clarks Summit, 18411. For more information, directions, or to send an online condolence, visit www.jennings calvey.com.