John Andrew Bagley, a retired traffic manager, died of respiratory failure Sunday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 79 and had lived in Bel Air for the past seven years.
Mr. Bagley was a traffic manager at Smith's Transfer, Roadway and other Baltimore-based truck lines until he retired 12 years ago.
Born in Baltimore and raised on Rueckert Avenue, where he lived until moving to Bel Air, he was a graduate of St. Dominic and St. James the Less parochial schools.
During World War II, he served in the Army in an engineering battalion in France and Germany.
A member of the Bel Air American Legion and the Moose, Mr. Bagley played guitar, piccolo and organ for friends.
A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow at St. Ignatius Roman Catholic Church, 533 E. Jarrettsville Road, Hickory.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, the former Helen Fiedler; a son, John C. Bagley of Lutherville; and a daughter, Carleen A. Christmas of Freeland.