Russell W. "Russ" WAGNER

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Russell Wagner during his service in the US Navy during World War II. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 2/9/13 - Image Year: 1945

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RUSSELL W. WAGNER, 53, Market Street, Port Royal, died Monday, November 27, 1978 at the Lewistown Hospital.

Born in Port Royal on April 10, 1925, he was the son of the late Willard C. Wagner, and the former Catharine Fritz, who survives. He married the former Geraldine Detra who also survives.

The following children survive: Michael D., at home; W. Scott, Carlisle; Russell D., Daniel K. and Amy B. Wagner, all at home.

Mr. Wagner was a machinist for International Peripheral Systems, Inc. Lewistown, and a veteran of WW II, having served in the U.S. Navy.

He was a member of the Port Royal United Methodist Church where he was treasurer, a member of the choir, and a Sunday School teacher for many years. He was President of the Old Church Hill Cemetery Assn. and a member of the American Legion Post #298, Mifflintown; United Steel Workers of America, Local Union No. 6433 of Lewistown.

Services were held at the Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with the Rev. Glenn R. Scheib officiating. Interment was in the Old Church Hill Cemetery, RD1, Port Royal.

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1941 PORT ROYAL CHAMPION BASEBALL TEAM: Front Row (L-R): Grover Wolfgang Jr, Batboy Billy Telfer, Robert "Mugs" Frankhouse; Middle Row: Russell Wagner, Dick Ulsh, Paul Fleck, James "Mayor" Kennedy, Bill Kauffman, Bill Kennedy; Back Row: Couch Charles "Bill" Telfer, Gerald "Smokey" Miller, Ted Bergstresser, James Robinson, Harold "Doc" Kepner, Harvey "Popeye" McClure, Brady Kunkle Paul Fleck said the last game went 19-20 innings 1 walkin run and no hits. The New York Times had article.
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NAVY FRIENDS FROM PORT ROYAL: Bill Kauffman (l) and Russ Wagner (r) (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)

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