Francis “Junior” Wagner, 82 of Ambridge passed away peacefully on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Good Samaritan Hospice, Beaver. Born February 8, 1935, he was the son of the late Frank and Jane (Rygalski) Wagner. For the past 11 years, Francis was a resident of Allegheny Valley Schools and lived at Wildwood Group Home in Beaver, PA.
Francis was a kind soul, who loved watching westerns on TV and old classic movies, going to program at the Zapp Center/AVS and on outings with his peers. He always had a handshake to greet you or a wave of his hand. He will be truly missed by his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, Francis was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law Dorothy and Albert Pinkosky, his sister and brother-in-law Eleanor and Francis Batrla and his nephew Mark Batrla.
He is survived by his nephew David and his wife Carol Pinkosky, Economy Boro, and his niece Donna and her husband Ernie Rotolo, Center Twp., several cousins, and his extended family at Wildwood Group Home.
The family would like to thank the staff at Allegheny Valley Schools especially Wildwood Group Home and the Zapp Center and Senior Program for the loving care, compassion, support and friendship they gave Francis. Special thanks to his dear friend Jamie.
Friends will be received on Friday, February 9th from 2-8 PM in the Kasper Hahn Funeral & Cremation Service INC, 547 Eighth Street, Ambridge 724-266-2549. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday at 9:30 AM in the Good Samaritan Church.
The family request memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to:
NHS, Allegheny Valley Schools, c/o Development Dept, 1996 Ewings Mill Road, Coraopolis, PA 15108.