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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