Aloysius John "Lou" Wagner, 96, of Allentown, passed away on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 in St. Luke's Sacred Heart Hospital. He was the husband of the late Marion E. (Acker) Wagner, who died in 2006.
Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Rudolph and Katherine (Preissler) Wagner. Lou was a 1942 graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School. He served his country honorably as a high-speed radio operator in the US Army in the South Pacific during World War II. Lou worked on the assembly line at Mack Trucks for 44 years, until retiring in 1986.
Lou was a Past Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors at People's First Credit Union (formerly Mack Credit Union), was a member of the UAW Local 677, attended the Retirees Group, was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus, was a life member of the VFW Post #2144 and was a life-long member of the St. Francis Society. Lou loved Hawaii trips, bowling, was an avid Philadelphia Phillies and DeSales baseball fan, enjoyed watching his grandchildren play sports and was proud to receive an award for voting every year for 75 years!
Survivors: Daughters, Diane C. Beslanovits and her husband Rob of Allentown and Rosanne Neiman and her husband Tim of Center Valley; son, Mark A. Wagner and his wife Monika of Salisbury Township; 6 grandchildren, Jason (Chrissy), Kristy (Scott), Adam, Colin, Nolan and Doc; 4 great-grandchildren, Carli, Caitlyn, Jason and Gracie. Lou was preceded in death by siblings, Marie, Anna, Carl, Albert and Alfred.
Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, May 15, 2021 in St. Paul's RC Church, 920 S. 2nd Street, Allentown. A viewing for relatives and friends will be held in the church from 9:30-11 AM. Interment with military honors will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Wescosville. Social distancing will be observed and we request that face coverings be worn in the church.
Contributions: In lieu of flowers, may be made to Lehigh Valley Veterans History Project, 1633 W. Elm Street, Allentown, PA 18102 (www.lvveteranshistory.org
) or to Honor Flight Philadelphia, PO Box 003, Broomall, PA 19008.