Capt. (R) John Richard “Dick” Wagner It is with a tremendously heavy heart we announce the passing of Dick Wagner who left us to be with all of his loved ones in Heaven on January 25, 2021 due to the COVID-19 virus. He fought hard to stay as he was always selfless and wanted nothing more than to continue to take care of his family. Dick was born in Erie, Pennsylvania to Robert and Helen Wagner. He grew up loving fishing and summers at the lake spent with all his loved ones. He was a service member of the United States Air Force from 1966 to 1989. He was a brother to Robert “Bobby” Wagner, James “Jimmy” Wagner, and to Elizabeth “Liz” Wagner. He met his wife, Patricia “Patty” Robinson when he was stationed at Westover Air Force Base (AFB). She was college roommates with a family friend and nine months later they were married in Palmyra, NY in 1968. They spent 52 beautiful years together building a life. They had their first daughter, Heather, who was followed by their second daughter, Amity. After Dick retired from the Air Force, he led an extremely successful career in the Government Defense Contracting industry. This led him on many adventures including traveling to Kauai, Hawaii, a destination he fell in love with that was always a dream of his to take his family to. After his retirement from this career Dick dedicated his life even more to his family and his love for golf and fishing. He spent his days with his grandchildren as a beloved “Poppy” to Briana, Indigo, Savannah, Jace, and Jett. He also loved his time with his great grandson, August. He was a loving father-in-law to Laz, Jorge, and Austin who will always treasure their time spent with him. Anyone who knew Dick would say his humor and love for his family were his most endearing attributes. He could truly make you laugh in any situation. He loved watching football and was a Denver Broncos and USAFA Falcons fan and took his family to games as often as he could. He would spend weekends playing video games and having fun in his pool with all his grandkids. Any game, school event, or holiday was attended by this proud father and grandfather. There was not anything you could ask of him that he would not do. He was a studier of Geography and weather. He loved music, geodes, and his beautiful dogs Lola and Lulu. It is difficult to put into words a significant life led by a phenomenal man, but we honor him and his life today as we always will. You are forever loved Dick Wagner.
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