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Rev. Albert J. Wagner

May 10, 1919 — January 3, 2004

Rev. Albert J Wagner Jr.--84 Warren—Services will be 11 AM Wednesday in Western Reserve United Methodist Church for Rev. Albert J. Wagner Jr. 84 of Warren. Rev. Wagner was born May 10, 1919 in Philadelphia, PA. the son of Albert J. and Elsie Wagner. He received his masters degree in theology from Iliff Seminary in Denver CO and served congregations for 50 years. He was the Minister for Western Reserve United Methodist Church for twelve years retiring in June 1984. Albert was a Volunteer Fireman with the Rootstown Fire Department while serving the Rootstown United Methodist Church. He was a lifelong enthusiast for the Pennsylvania Railroad and railroading in general. He also enjoyed model railroading and was an avid reader. Rev. Wagner’s wife, the former Ruth V Oberholser whom he married August 8, 1940, passed away January 2, 1986. He leaves his son Albert III (Jane) Wagner of North Canton, a daughter Lois (Ralph) Penick of Spokane WA. three brothers Walter and William Wagner of Klamath Falls, OR., and David Wagner of West Milford N.J., four grandchildren Michele Phillips of North Ridgefield, OH., Kimberly Wagner of Honolulu HI., Levi Penick of Seattle WA., and Elyse Penick of Spokane WA., and a great-grandson Spencer Phillips. Besides his wife, a brother Chester Wagner precedes Albert in death. There are no calling hours prior to the services. Arrangements by the Lane Funeral Home Austintown Chapel. The family request that material tributes take the form of donations to the Western Reserve United Methodist Church Memorial Fund in Albert’s name or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2004

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