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Elizabeth Wagner, of Hermitage, passed away at 11:16 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2018, in Sharon Regional Medical Center. She was 89.
Mrs. Wagner was born to Karl and Rosalia (Feldi) Richter on Oct. 10, 1928, in Krndija, Yugoslavia. She immigrated to the United States in 1952 with her husband and son and styled in Farrell before moving to Hermitage in 1966.
Elizabeth was an active member of St. Anthony's Church in Sharon as a "Bakerette" for over 50 years. She was a homemaker and loved to garden, crochet and cook in her spare time.
Her husband, Jacob Wagner, whom she married on April 18, 1949, in Koflach, Austria, passed away on Aug. 4, 2017.
Elizabeth is survived by her son, Otto Wagner and his wife Yenza, of China; daughter, Monica Hanrahan and her husband James, of West Middlesex; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Costello and her husband Mike, of Marietta, Ga., Kristopher Hanrahan and his wife Jenna, of Pittsburgh, and Bryan Hanrahan, of Pittsburgh; two great-grandchildren, Will and Nora Costello; step-granddaughter Jennifer Kollar, her husband Jeff and their daughter Breah, of Sharon; sister Agnes Rumelfanger and her husband John, of Hermitage; sister-in-law Kathie Richter, of New York; brother-in-law Ludwig Reiter, of Mansfield, Ohio, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, brother John "Hans" Richter, sister Rose Reiter and sister-in-law Gretel Richter.
The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Anthony's Church, 804 Idaho St., Sharon, PA 16146.

Elizabeth, 89, of Hermitage.
Calling hours: 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday (3-6-18) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Service: Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. on Wednesday (3-7-18) in St. Anthony's Church, Sharon, with Rev. Matthew Ruyechan, pastor, as celebrant. Burial: Our Lady Mount Carmel Cemetery, Hermitage.
Published on March 4, 2018
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