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George F. Wagner


1928 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
George F. Wagner Obituary
George F. Wagner, age 84, of Concord Township, passed away June 13, 2012, at Heartland of Mentor.
George was born June 11, 1928, in Cleveland to the late Arthur and Emma Wagner.
He was the retired owner of George F. Wagner Company in Painesville.
A veteran of the Koren War, he served in the U.S. Army. George was a member of First Church Congregational of Painesville, past president of the Exchange Club of Painesville, Painesville Elks 549 BPOE, Painesville City Schools Foundation, and served on the board of directors of the Salvation Army.
He was honored for his community service by being chosen the Citizen of the Year in 1998, by the Painesville Area Chamber of Commerce. He was inducted into the Mentor High School Hall of Fame, Lake County Senior Citizens Hall of Fame, and Lake County Agricultural Hall of Fame. He was an advisor to the OSU 4-H Extension, having served on the Lake County Fair Board from 1972 to 1983. He was the president from 1980 to 1983 and as a trustee of the Fair Board Foundation. George was past district director of the Ohio Fair Managers Association.
He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Ellen (Smith); daughter, Allison (Dave) Oberlin of North Canton; son, Art of Kettering; sister, Emmy Gear of St. Cloud, Fla.; and four grandchildren, Benjamin (Brooke) Wagner, Ethan Wagner, Jacob Wagner and Joelle Oberlin.
He was preceded by his sisters, Faye Torok and Louise Bowden.
Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at First Church Congregational, 22 Liberty St., Painesville.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Johnson Funeral Home, 368 Mentor Ave. (opposite Lake Erie College), Painesville. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Painesville.
Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army of Painesville or First Church, Congregational.
George was an avid traveler-may he go first class on his final trip.
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Published in www.News-Herald.com from June 15 to June 17, 2012
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