James R. Wagner(1932 - 2014)

Wagner, James R.James R. Wagner, 81, of Orefield died Sunday, June 8, 2014 in his home. He was the husband of Ruthann M. (Schumacher) Wagner. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last October 26. Born in Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County, August 23, 1932, James was the son of the late William R.T. and Edith (Kramer) Wagner. He spent his childhood and was raised in Audenried, Carbon County. He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War era with a rank of Staff Sergeant. James was employed in the financial industry for 35 years before retiring in 1995. Survivors: In addition to his wife, Ruthann; son, Jeffrey A. Wagner of Allentown; son-in-law, Barton P. Snyder of Upper Macungie Township; siblings Karl T. Wagner and his wife, Beatrice, Evelyn Wagner, Dorothy Wagner, all of Weatherly; grandchildren, Samantha L. Snyder, Jacob J. Snyder of Upper Macungie Township; many nieces and nephews; predeceased by a daughter, Wende R. Snyder, a brother, William H. Wagner, a niece, Linda C. Wagner and Jeff's fiancé, Angela M. Bickleman. Services: A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Lowhill Church Cemetery. 4695 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, with the Rev. Curtis A. Sandrock officiating. No calling hours. The Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc., in Schnecksville is in charge of arrangements. Online expressions of sympathy may be recorded at www.heintzelmancares.com. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The and/or a charity of donor's choice c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box # 196, Schnecksville, PA 18078-0196.

Funeral Home

Heintzelman Funeral Home, Inc. - Schnecksville
4906 Route 309  Schnecksville, PA 18078
(610) 799-3125

Published in Morning Call on June 9, 2014