Richard “Dick” Charles Wagner, age 82, of Butler passed away peacefully on Monday, June 15, 2020 with is loving family by his side at his residence after a year- long courageous battle with cancer.
Born September 27, 1937 in Butler, he was the son of the late Philip Charles and Elnora Mae Moyer Wagner.
He was a life time member of the White Oak Springs Presbyterian Church, where he was an Usher and served as an Elder.
In his early years he worked downtown at Butler Lumber. He worked 18 years until they closed at Pullman Standard. He then worked construction for Agway, and retired after 13 years at Heckett, when they closed in Butler.
He will be remembered for his craft of sharpening tools, where he owned and operated Dick’s Sharpening Shop for 43 years at his residence. Dick, along with his wife belonged to Butler Two-Steppers dance club, they loved to cruise, and they were excited to have traveled through all fifty states. He enjoyed woodworking, scroll saw work, and was a life time member of BAMS, Butler Aircraft Modelers Society, where he made and flew model airplanes of all sizes.
When his children were younger, Dick was very active in coaching, volunteering, and fundraising events at the Prospect Boys Club. In the 80’s, He and his friend Bob Taylor enjoyed running the successful Bingo fundraisers for over thirteen years. Dick was one of the original Board Members at the Club who purchased land and continued Prospect youth sports on Country Club Road in Franklin Twp., and it is still utilized today that runs under the Prospect Boys and Girls Club name.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Carol Ann Hall Wagner, who he married May 30, 1959; his children Debra (Dave) Hartman of Butler, Keith (Michelle Gish) Wagner of Butler; grandchildren Ryan (Kate) Hartman, Cody (Mariel) Hartman, Karaline Wagner, Samantha (Joe) Long, great grandson Chase Hartman; brother John (Jane) Wagner; in laws Rosemary Wagner, Ralph (Bonnie) Hall, Donna Hall, Glenn (Carol) Hall, Roger Hall, Linda Fellars, Roland (Sharon) Hall; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Rick Wagner, daughter in law Pamela Wagner, grandson Joshua Wagner; brother Ralph Wagner; in laws Jean Barger, Steven Hall, and Peggy Hall.
Private services were held by the family at the Edward L Raisley Funeral Home, 387 Main Street, Prospect, PA. Interment was at Greenlawn Burial Estates, Butler.
The family is planning a memorial celebration of life service at a later date.
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