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David ‘Ray’ Wagner

November 29, 2012
Lewistown Sentinel

BELLEFONTE - David "Ray" Wagner, 76, of Bellefonte, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at home.

A son of the late Forrie and Naomi (Emel) Wagner, he was born on June 14, 1936, in Armagh Township, Mifflin County. In November 1959, he married the former Kathryn Mitchell-Wagner, who survives at home.

David was a 1954 graduate of Armagh Brown High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.

He had worked at Cerro Copper and Brass as a laborer, retiring after 42 years. He then worked at Walmart, Benner Pike, assembling bicycles.

David is survived by: one daughter, Sue Simonetti and son-in-law, Bob, of Zion; one son, Brad Wagner and daughter- in-law, Wendy, of Pennsylvania Furnace; four grandchildren, Joshua Simonetti and his wife, Shevel, of Mingoville, Jessica Simonetti, of Zion, and Rebecca Wagner and Brandon Wagner, both of Pennsylvania Furnace; two great- grandchildren, Addison Grace and Lili Elizabeth Simonetti; and one brother, Richard Wagner, of Siglerville.

David loved spending time with "the lights of his life," his grandchildren. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, making crafts, woodworking and Penn State football and basketball.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Wetzler Funeral Service Inc., 206 N. Spring St., Bellefonte, with the Rev. Frank Skies officiating. Burial will be held in Meyer Cemetery, Benner Township.

A public visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Centre Crossings Hospice, 2437 Commercial Blvd., State College, PA 16801.

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