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Donald S. Wagner

1935-2013 DALTON Donald S. Wagner, 78, of 126 Warren Avenue, died Sunday, November 17, 2013, at the Berkshire Medical Center. Born in the Town of Washington on February 16, 1935, a son of the late Louis and Florence Allen Wagner, he was educated in Pittsfield schools. A Korean War veteran, he served as a Private First Class with the Marine Corps from 1953 to 1956. He was employed as a Vending Machine Technician for 15 years for Canteen, American News, Seeburg, and Pace Vending, and then went to work for General Electric Company as a refrigeration technician from where he retired in 1992 with nine years of service. Mr. Wagner was a member of the Benjamin F. Sullivan Post #155 of the American Legion in Dalton. He was Past Commandant of the Marine Corps League and was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Daytona Beach, Florida. He enjoyed playing cards and shooting pool. He also enjoyed puttering around his home. Mr. Wagner leaves his wife, the former Ann Mason, whom he married March 12, 1967, in New York. He is also survived by two daughters, Kathaleen M. Barnes and her husband, Jeffrey, of Lanesborough, and Kelly A. Brewer and her husband, Bill, of Peru; two sons, William F. Wagner and his wife, Judy, of Dalton, and Donald S. Wagner, Jr., and his wife, Paula, of Pittsfield; 11 grandchildren, Samantha Barnes, Karissa Barnes, Maddison Barnes, Dylan Brewer, MaKenna Brewer, Cassidy Brewer, Congetta Wagner, Jason Wagner, Kara Wagner, Donald S. Wagner, III., and Justin E. Wagner; as well as his faithful dog, "Semper Fi" ("Faithful"). He was pre-deceased by his brother, Louis Wagner, who died May 1, 2013, in Bossier City, Louisiana. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services for Donald S. Wagner will be held Saturday, November 23, at 10 a.m, at DERY-FOLEY FUNERAL HOME in Dalton with Deacon George Morrell of St. Agnes Church officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Ashuelot Cemetery. Calling hours will be Friday, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Here At Home Committee, Berkshire Humane Society, or Dalton Ambulance and Rescue, all in care of the Funeral Home, 890 East Main Street, Dalton.


Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Nov. 21, 2013
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