C. Howard Wagaman, 91

May 13, 2017

C. Howard Wagaman, 91, of Lititz, passed away peacefully to be with the Lord, at United Zion Retirement Community on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Ruth (Kreider) and Howard Wagaman. He was married to the late Ruth I. (Shissler) Wagaman for 65 years on June 8, 2011. Surviving is a son, Dennis H. (Kathy Gunnet) Wagaman, York; 2 daughters, Donna I. (Keith) Blackman, Ephrata, Diane L. (Rick) Smith, Denver; 14 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; and a sister, Ditty Bucher (Bill), Lancaster, and a sister in law, Bev Wagaman, Lancaster. He was preceded in death by a son, Douglas L. Wagaman; and a brother, Burnell Wagaman.
Howard retired from the US Postal Service. Previously he worked at Armstrong. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking and tin work. He loved his beloved lily pond. Howard will be remembered as a gentle soul. Most of all, Howard enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren, who were the light in his eyes.
Howard’s Life Celebration Service will be held at United Zion Retirement Community, 722 Furnace Hills Pike, Lititz, PA 17543 on Tuesday, May 16, 2017at 1PM. Friends and family will be received 1 hour prior to the service. Interment in Brunnerville U.M. Cemetery, Warwick Twp. Memorial contributions in Howard’s memory may be sent to the United Zion Retirement Community Activities Fund, address above. The family would like to thank his United Zion Retirement “Family” for their great care over the years.

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Condolences to the Family

May 29, 2017

Dear family-   Our mother, Alverta Hostetter, cherished your dad and your mother. Mom and Ruth were lifelong friends. My mom always looked forward to their visits to Florida and was etremely grateful to your dad for his help fixing things around her place. We remember both of your parents from church when we were kids growing up.
Our best wishes to all or you,    Claudia Hostetter and Pam Hjelm 

May 17, 2017

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Howard’s family.  I am so sorry that I was not able to attend the service yesterday.  He was a sweet sweet man full of life and laughter and song.  I will never forget our singing sessions down the halls.  I would start the simple “Good Morning…” and he would quickly chime in and instantly perk up my day.  He was always good for “76 Trombones” or “Off We Go”, too.  Howard was my dear friend and song expert during my music activities, and would always laugh at my terrible jokes.  I loved his amazing personality and spunkiness and his devotion to family and friends.  He will truly be missed.
Becky Link
UZRC Development Associate and Volunteer Coordinator

May 15, 2017


May 15, 2017

Howard always brightened my day when he would sing to me. I learned many new songs. Howard was such a wonderful man, he will be missed by his “family” at UZRC
Jaci Ganse
Dining Service Director

May 15, 2017

What can I say, Howard was such a wonderful man. He will be greatly missed. Loving thoughts and prayers to his friends and family. I will sing a song for you Howard!~ Allison Witmer

May 15, 2017

Howard was very special to all of us @ UZRC. I remember him at the men’s table in Personal Care with Bernie many years. They were then moved to Nursing–friends forever!! Howard was singing when we transported him to chapel, or dining room, or activities. We will miss him. Blessings to his family as you celebrate his homegoing to his eternal home.  Doris Russell–former cook, now volunteer

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
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722 Furnace Hills Pike
Lititz, PA
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