80th Birthday Party
Howard Nelson Wagner
  • 85 years old
  • Date of birth: May 3, 1929
  • Place of birth:
    Brockton, Massachusetts, United States
  • Date of passing: Aug 26, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Sun City Center, Florida, United States
Let the memory of Howard be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Howard Wagner, 85, passed away on August 26, 2014. We will remember him forever.

Howard was born in Brockton, Massachusetts on May 3, 1929. He graduated from Rockland High School in 1947. He was the son of the late Walter and Doris Wagner. 

Howard joined the Navy and toured the world, including service to his country during the Korean War. Howard worked for S&H Green Stamps as an auditor for over 35 years, during which his travels took him to each of the 48 contiguous states. He served as Scoutmaster in 1982 for Troop 304 in Sunbury, Pa.

Howard was an excellent shuffleboard player and achieved "Master" ranking in both 2005 and 2006 in the state of Florida. He also was an avid Tampa Bay Buccaneer fan. He occasionally let his hair down and performed in renditions of "South Pacific (1996)" and "Trip Around North America (1995)".

He is survived by his wife Nancy (Rouse) Wagner; his sister M. Lorraine Crook; and his sons, Alexander Wagner of Tampa, Fla., and Michael Wagner of Carlisle; his daughters-in-law, Linda Wagner of Carlisle and Marlo Wagner of Tampa, Fla.; and his five grandchildren, Andrew, Patrick and Michael Wagner of Carlisle and Kristina and Katie Wagner of Tampa, Fla.

Howard was living in Sun City Center, Florida in Kings Point.

Howard did not have a specific request for donations. Therefore, we are requesting people to share a memory of Howard in the Story section of the website.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Lorraine crook on 12th June 2015

"Dear Howard,   I'm thinking of you today...missing you and my dear son David...your nephew.  I like to think that he is there with you and Stevie and all our loved ones there. It's such a sad time.  Love you,  Lorraine"

This tribute was added by Lorraine crook on 3rd May 2015

"Dear Howard,  Wish you you were here at Peases Point to celebrate your 86th birthday with us.  I know you loved it here.  We've always been so happy that you found this beautiful place for us way back in 1957. I love you and I'm missing you."

This tribute was added by Lorraine crook on 17th December 2014

"It is so good to have this memorial...I thank you Mike.  I come often to visit.  I'm missing you very much..my dear  brother."

This tribute was added by Roberta Crook on 22nd September 2014

"Alex, Michael and Nancy,

So sorry for the loss of Uncle Howard!  I remember playing cards with Uncle Howard, Walter and Doris at Peases Point!  There was no fooling around there!  It was the first time I ever heard of Hoyle's Book of Rules.  Doris wouldn't let us cheat, even if we wanted to!  

Roberta Crook"

This tribute was added by Lorraine crook on 3rd September 2014

"Dear Howard,  I have so many happy memories of our life growing up together. I especially  remember all those wonderful summers visiting Grandma and Grandpa Wagner in Nova Scotia.  We learned how to swim there one summer in that cold water.  It was our job to find and bring their cow home every afternoon. We loved watching grandpa in his huge boat shop building the big boats for the fishermen. We loved the sweet apples from Mrs Fisher's tree. Mom and Dad came to visit and take us home in time for school.  I loved all those days with you and I remember so many more happy times. Your my little brother and I loved being your sister.
I love you and I'm missing you very much.  Lorraine"

This tribute was added by Lorraine crook on 3rd September 2014

"My prayers and thoughts go to you  Lori , and  Howard's. Family. I. Remember him sitting in your chair and enjoying  the view and your. Kids. Love to all,Anne"

This tribute was added by Angela Nichols on 1st September 2014

"We were sad to hear about Howard passing. We were honored to have known him, even for the short amount of time that it was. Howard had a good sense of humor, and was very sweet with our kids, Ella & Magnus. We will always remember him, and cherish the time we had together. Our thoughts are with you Grandma Nancy and the rest of Howard's family.
All our love, Scot, Angie, Ella & Magnus Nichols"

This tribute was added by Lorraine crook on 29th August 2014

"Uncle Howard and I had many a "serious" chat about Tampa Bay sports teams vs Boston teams. I enjoyed the common interest we both shared.  I've always been very thankful to Uncle Howard for his initial investment in Peases Point. I love the Point and the many wonderful relationships that been fostered and enhanced there between family and friends. It was always special when I came to Peases when Uncle Howard and Nancy were there visiting my mom. Uncle Howard will be missed! My sympathy to all, love Deb"

This tribute was added by susan hall-burbine on 29th August 2014

"Lori - I remember meeting Howard on your deck at Pease's.  A kind man.  Losing a sibling is so difficult.  Our condolences to you and your family and to Howard's family.  Thinking of you.  Love, Susan"

This tribute was added by Marlo Wagner on 28th August 2014

"We are so sorry to hear of Gramps passing. He will always hold a special place in our hearts and we will cherish the time spent with him forever. Thanks for sharing so many pictures of his life with this touching memorial. Love Marlo, Kristina & Kaitlyn"

This tribute was added by Harry Klepko on 28th August 2014

"Regrettably, it has been many years since I've seen or spoken to Uncle Howard. However, I have clear and fond memories of him. I remember him as an easy going, soft spoken, intelligent conversationalist with a witty and dry sense of humor. On several occasions, I attended High School football games with my father and Uncle Howard. I was visiting from New Orleans...or, perhaps the Air Force Academy...over 40 years ago. Those events came with pre-game predictions, in-game commentary, and post-game Lamentations. The two of them "played off of each other" and were hilarious. As those evenings wore down, Uncle Howard reverted to his pensive quiet nature...and Harry Sr. "withdrew"...as he was apt to do. Another vivid memory that I have of Howard occurred during a visit I had just after graduating from High School...the summer of 1966 (I was 17 at the time). Uncle Howard and I played Chess many times during that visit. I think I may have won one of those matches; but, if I did, it was probably because he let me win. As we were playing Chess, I told him that I was scared of going to college; I was afraid that I would fail. I had done well in High School, but I didn't have anyone I could talk to about college. My mother hadn't gone to college, and my Dad didn't readily engage in such things. Howard, however, spent "quality" time with me listening to my concerns. He, then, told me what to expect and how to approach the challenges. In short, he showed concern for me, he encouraged me, and he expressed confidence in me. For me, Uncle Howard said the right things at the right time. I have remembered those moments with Uncle Howard for all of my adult life. I trust that there were many other similar moments in Uncle Howard's life. I consider myself very fortunate to have known Uncle Howard. May we all find the comfort we need in reflecting on our memories of Howard and his positive effect on each of our lives. I offer my condolences, prayers, and best wishes to Howard's family and friends. He will be missed."

This tribute was added by James Brosius on 27th August 2014

"Lex, So sorry for your loss. I remember your dad from scouts. He was a good man then and became an even greater man after I lost touch with scouting, just from seeing the pics and the other tributes. Loosing a parent is very hard, my wife has lost both and I was there for her. If you need anything please don't hesitate. Be well old friend. Time will help curb the hurt."

This tribute was added by Michael Wagner on 27th August 2014

"Thanks for all the help you gave me during my early college years. You provided me with priceless guidance and support when I needed it most. Tampa will always be a special place for me because of you. I will always keep you in my heart Dad!"

This tribute was added by Janice Menendez on 27th August 2014

"Alex, I am so sorry for your loss.  What a wonderful tribute.  He seemed like a great man.  I can sure see the resemblance.  One of the saddest things to me is we have to wait til people die to find out about them and how great they were in who they were and what they accomplished while on this earth.  I just passed Kings Point yesterday!  You are in my prayers. Please let me know if you need anything at all.  Love, Janice"

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