Richard T. Wagner

 Richard T. Wagner, 52, died July 24th in the Commonwealth Hospice Inpatient Unit at the Regional Hospital, Scranton from complications of Diabetes.  He had been seriously ill for the past 6 months.

Richard was the son of Mary Gallagher Wagner of Dunmore who had married his father the late Louis J. Wagner, MD and who had adopted his three children, Kit, Richard and Amy at the time of their marriage.  He was the nephew of the late Msgr. John P. Gallagher, PhD of the Diocese of Scranton and the Servant of God, the late Fr. Patrick Peyton, CSC, the famed and revered rosary priest.

He was born in Suffern, NY and moved to Franklin, Pa with his family in 1971.  He was educated at St Patrick’s Elementary School in Franklin and was a graduate of Venango Christian High School in Oil City, Pa.  He was of the Roman Catholic faith.

In 1991 he moved to the Pocono Mountains residing in Gouldsboro and working in several Pocono resorts.  He enjoyed playing pool and entertaining on his keyboard.

He is survived by his sister Amy of Scranton, aunts and uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his biological mother Vera Mahoney Wagner and his sister Kit Wagner.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10am in the Immaculate Conception Church 801 Taylor Ave. Scranton.

Interment, Cathedral Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions may be made to the Immaculate Conception Church 801 Taylor Ave. Scranton 18510.

Arrangements under the care and direction of the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St Scranton.

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  1. Robert W. Jamison

    I went to high school with Dick. I am saddened to learn of his passing. He was a good friend to me in our younger years; I lost touch with him when he moved out east. One of my favorite memories of Dick; my family spent quite a bit of time in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Shortly after I got out of the service in 1983, my parents were invited to watch a shuttle launch in the VIP seating section of the NASA launch complex. We drove down to Florida for a week to watch the launch and just hang on the beach. While driving northbound on A1A in Cocoa Beach, I looked over and there was Dick driving southbound! We chased him down and he spent a couple days with us; I then drove back to PA with him. Truly is a small world. Dick, us FB’s (Franklin Boys) will miss you. Rest in peace, my friend.

  2. Ricia McMahon (Wagner Cousin)

    So very sorry for your loss. Especially someone so young. So sad that we were unaware of Dick’s recent health situation. He is in our prayers.
    Our family grew up in Pennsylvania but originally were from New York City.
    Our great grandmother, Elizabeth Jordan Wagner, had one daughter (our grandmother, Mary) and eight sons… the second oldest was Louis, Sr.
    Belatedly, Your Wagner cousins

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