Ruth Wagner

Obituary of Ruth Mae Wagner

Ruth Mae Wagner, 87, of Hackettstown, NJ passed away peacefully on January 24, 2019 at Hackettstown Medical Center. Ruth was born on September 15, 1931 in Pittston, PA to the late Jacob and Helen Kurzea. She was a graduate of Pittston High School class of 1950. She married the love of her life Michael Wagner in 1955. Together they celebrated 46 years of marriage prior to his passing in 2001. Ruth was employed as a salesperson for K-Mart and W.T Grant for many years prior to her retirement in 1982. She was of the Catholic faith. She enjoyed music, especially Frank Sinatra. She loved traveling to Williamsburg, VA. Ruth was an avid reader, an animal lover, particularly dogs. She enjoyed gardening and was an incredible cook and baker. She will fondly be remembered for her Christmas cookies, Lemon meringue pie and her roast beef dinners. Above all Ruth loved her family and treasured every moment spent with them. She is survived by her loving children, son, Carl J. Wagner and daughter, Melissa M. Wagner. 2 grandchildren, Brian and Bobby Thomas and 3 great-grandchildren, Aerawyn, Emerson and Kellen. In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by 2 sons, Mark W. Wagner and Michael J. Wagner and her sister Joanne Dovin. A Memorial service celebrating Ruth's life will be held at a later date. Donations may be made in Ruth's memory to the ASPCA PO Box 96929 Washington, DC 20090-6929 Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Scala Memorial Home, 124 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ 07840.
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