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Robert W. Wagner

Robert W. "Beanie" Wagner, 85, of Martinsburg RR, passed away early Saturday morning, March 30, 2019, at his home, after a long illness of dementia and diabetes.

A funeral was held on Tuesday, April 2, at Martinsburg Church of God. Pastor Nathan Starr officiated.

Private interment was held at Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg.

Robert was born on May 16, 1933, in Martinsburg, son of the late Elder and Georgianna (Oakes) Wagner.

He married Doris A. Stonerook on Feb. 14, 1953, in Winchester, Virginia.

Surviving are his wife of 66 years, who had been his caregiver during his illness; two sons: Steven (Shirley) Wagner of Martinsburg RR and Kelly Wagner (friend, Betty Smith) of Falls Creek; three grandchildren: Bobby (Heather) Wagner of Martinsburg RR, Amanda (Doug) Rumberger of Martinsburg and Kandace (Jake) Sollenberger of Williamsburg RR; seven great-grandchildren: Anthony, Zachary and Emma Rumberger, McKenna and Mason Wagner and Alyssa and Kaleb Sollenberger; a sister-in-law, Betty Lou Wagner; and a brother-in-law, Alvin Wilson.

Robert was the last remaining member of his immediate family. He was preceded in death by three sisters: Esta Holsinger, Betty Kanode and Pearle Wilson; and two brothers: Paul and Glenn Wagner.

He was a 1951 graduate of Morrison Cove High School, Martinsburg.

Robert was employed for more than 40 years by Blattenberger Electrical, Martinsburg. After retirement, he transported the Old Order Mennonites, until his health began to fail him.

Robert was a member of Martinsburg Church of God, where he served in many capacities, including elder, deacon, Sunday school teacher and youth advisor. One of the church activities he enjoyed the most was traveling with the men from his church as a work group to Haiti, where they built houses, restored power to those with no electricity, and did many other jobs.

During the 1950s and 1960s, he played shortstop for the local baseball team in both the Blair League and Blair Twilight League.

He was also a member of Iron Masters Country Club, Roaring Spring, where he enjoyed playing golf with his good friends (and now all deceased): Ray Zook, Bud Wisler, Elwood Metzler and Jere Over.

Memorial contributions in memory of Robert can be given to, Project Help for Haiti, c/o Martinsburg Church of God, 123 S. Market St., Martinsburg, PA 16662.

Arrangements by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc.,, Martinsburg.


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