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Howard M Wagaman 1941-2023

Mr. Howard M Wagaman, 82, of Mont Alto, PA passed away Monday evening, November 13, 2023, in the Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA.

Howard M Wagaman
Howard M Wagaman

Born May 15, 1941 in Mont Alto, PA, he was the son of the late Ridgely D. and Mae P. (Small) Wagaman.

He graduated from Waynesboro Area Senior High School with the Class of 1959. He later took many college courses throughout his military and civilian career.

Mr. Wagaman served with the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He traveled all over the world setting up new missile and communication systems. He also taught electronics during his time in the military.

He and his wife of nearly 55 years, Carol E. (Rock) Wagaman, were married on November 16, 1968 in Wesley United Methodist Church, Mont Alto, PA.

Mr. Wagaman worked as a civilian for the Department of Defense at Letterkenny Army Depot. He retired after more than 30 years of service. Following his retirement, he drove school buses for the Chambersburg Area School District, for several years.

He was a member of Pond Bank Independent Church, where he served as Deacon, Trustee, Worship Leader and several other capacities in the church. He was also a founding member of the Letterkenny Rod and Gun Club.

Mr. Wagaman loved God, his family and his country. He enjoyed hunting, leather crafts, music of all kinds, working on cars – including being a licensed NASCAR mechanic, and spending time with his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Eric M. Wagaman (Janelle) of Chambersburg and Jeremy D. Wagaman (Emily) of New Hampshire; three granddaughters, Sarah Wagaman, Rayanna Wagaman and Emma Joy Wagaman; three sisters, Joyce Hunter of Waynesboro, Rhoda Hanson of Waynesboro and Rachel Bumbaugh of Mont Alto; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters, Leah Cluck, Dora Wible and Nancy Misner; and one brother, David Wagaman.

Services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, November 17, 2023 in Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home, 50 S. Broad St., Waynesboro with his nephew, Rev. Dan Cluck officiating.

Burial will follow in Mount Zion Cemetery, where military graveside honors will be conducted by the honor guard of Charles Nitterhouse V.F.W. Post #1599, Chambersburg.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services, Friday morning, in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Pond Bank Independent Church, 6704 White Rock Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202.

Online condolences may be expressed at the funeral home’s website.


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