Robert W. Wagner, 51, of Lititz, passed away after a six-month battle with an aggressive form of lymphoma, on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at Ephrata Community Hospital. Born in Shamokin, he was the son of the late Myron W. and Louise L. (Shull) Wagner, and the beloved husband of Barbara M. (Rico) Wagner.
Bob, a 1983 graduate of Shamokin High School and the former Shamokin Vo-Tech, worked for the Frey Lutz Corporation for the past 30 years. He rose through the company, beginning in the fabrication department, later becoming an on-site supervisor and then a project manager. He currently held the position of Vice President. Bob was a devoted husband and father, and was very proud of his sons and what they accomplished.
He enjoyed spending time with his wife and family at their cabin in Three Springs. He liked the outdoors, hunting and fishing, surf fishing and deep-sea fishing. Bob also enjoyed golfing and NASCAR racing. He loved going on cruise-ship vacations with his family, and his favorite trip was to Alaska.
In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by two sons, Brandon M. Wagner of Ephrata, and Michael A. Wagner of Lititz; a stepson, Eric W. Rico of Lititz; and his granddaughter, Hailey Powell. Also surviving are two brothers, Myron L. Wagner, husband of Kathleen, and Larry H. Wagner, husband of Karen; and three sisters, Sharon L. Zimmerman, wife of Randy, Irene Swetra, wife of Larry, and Kayleen Lute, wife of Tom. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a stepson, Brandon A. Rico, and by his pet Boxer, Butterbean.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Bob’s funeral service at The Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA, 17543 on Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m., where a viewing will be held from 4-7 p.m. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at Brunnerville United Methodist Church Cemetery in Lititz.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to the Water Street Rescue Mission, 210 South Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603.
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