Howard M. Wagner, warehouseman, dies

Howard M. Wagner, a retired warehouseman and World War II veteran, died Friday of respiratory failure at FutureCare Chesapeake in Arnold. He was 91.

Mr. Wagner, the son of farmers, was born and raised in Glen Burnie. He attended Linthicum High School.

He went to work for Geiss Lumber Co. in 1936 and three years later took a job with Acme Markets. From 1943 to 1945, he served in the Army as a driver with the 60th Field Hospital in Europe.

After the war, he returned to Acme, where he worked as a warehouseman in Southwest Baltimore until retiring in 1982.

In addition to being an avid gardener, Mr. Wagner enjoyed collecting stamps and coins, camping and photography.

He was a member of Arlington Baptist Church, 3030 N. Rolling Road, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Surviving are his wife of 70 years, the former Lorain Sanner; three sons, Stephen M. Wagner of Woodlawn, Gary M. Wagner of Glen Burnie and Howard G. "Jack" Wagner of Sebec, Maine; four daughters, Nancy L. Sechrist of Glen Burnie, Judith L. Brittingham of Westminster, Linda S. Williams of Columbia and Sandra L. Wagner of Lynchburg, Va.; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

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