Catherine S. Wagner, 94, Dalton Instruments retiree, Meals on Wheels volunteer, loved bus trips

By on June 29, 2016

Catherine S. “Kitty” Wagner, 94, of Luther Acres, Lititz, formerly of St. John Herr’s Estate, Columbia, and Pearl Street, Lancaster, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2016.

Born Nov. 5, 1921, in Lancaster, to the late Abram T. Sangrey and Elizabeth (Thatcher). She was preceded in death by her husband, Chester E. Wagner, in 1965.

She was a member of Lampeter United Methodist Church. Kitty enjoyed church outings, especially volunteering at the annual Christmas bazaar.

Kitty, as her friends called her, enjoyed delivering Meals on Wheels with her sister Florence, needle point, crocheting, playing bingo, cards, and traveling. She always looked forward to her senior bus trips. She was very committed to her family, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Kitty worked at Lancaster Brass Works, the former Gundel Funeral Home, and retired from Datcon Instruments.

She is survived by son: Kenneth, husband of Magdalena Wagner, of Landisville; granddaughters: Melissa, wife of Joel Troutman, Mountville; Laura, wife of Tim Reichard, Lebanon; step-grandson: John, husband of Jennifer Butt, Lancaster; a sister: Florence, wife of late Roy Gerlach, Columbia; sister-in-law: Myrtle, wife of late Melvin Sangrey, Quarryville; brothers: Richard, husband of Dottie Sangrey; Leroy, husband of Gloria Sangrey, Lancaster; and Jay, husband of Sharon Sangrey, Millersville; great-granddaughters: Brittany, Brook, Brandy, Kierstin, Kaitlin, and Sarah; and great-grandsons: Zackery, Zeppelin, and Zepp; great-great-granddaughters: Kaydence and Madison; and a great-great-grandson: Matthew.

Catherine was preceded in death by two sons: Jeffrey and Timothy; and daughter-in-law: Kathy; brother: Melvin Sangrey; and brother-in-law: Roy Gerlach.

Funeral services will be celebrated on Thursday, June 30, at 11 a.m., in the chapel at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, with Chaplain Walt Cleckley officiating. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the funeral. Catherine will be laid to rest next to her husband in the Millersville Mennonite Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Kitty’s memory may be made to Greater Pennsylvania Alzheimer’s Association, 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

To send the family online condolences, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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