Terry E. Wagner, age 78, of Buena Vista, passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at Monongahela Valley Hospital. He was a retired machinist and fireman for U.S. Steel Clairton Works. A Navy veteran serving during the Vietnam War, he was a lifetime member and former chief of the Buena Vista Volunteer Fire Company and a former member of the Mon-Yough Fire Defense Council. He was a former member of the Loyal Order of Moose in Crescent City, FL and spent his winters in Daytona Beach, FL since 1999. He was an avid gardener, hunter, NASCAR, and Bluegrass music fan. He spent many summers on his mountain in Meyersdale hunting with his nephews, David and Josh. Born September 9, 1943 in Indiana, he was a son of the late Owen C. and Iva D. (Cessna) Wagner. He is survived by his daughters, Jennifer Wagner of Elizabeth Twp. and Lisa (James Letham) Wagner of Buena Vista; sister, Irene (John) Shaffer of Ebensburg; Jennifer and Lisa's mother, Karen Wagner of Elizabeth Twp.; also, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Dwight, Milford and Wayne Wagner, and nephews, Darren and Tommy Wagner and Gregg "Buddy" Leipertz Jr. Friends will be received in the Paul E. Bekavac Funeral Home, Elizabeth on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 from 3-7 PM. A funeral service will take place on Thursday at 12 Noon in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Jude Urso officiating. Friends are also invited to a Celebration of Life gathering - even if unable to attend the service - at the Buena Vista Fire Hall Thursday at 1 PM.
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