Locust Grove, VA- Patricia J. Wagner
Patricia J Wagner, 86, formerly of Hinsdale, passed away peacefully in Fredericksburg, VA on Tuesday, September 19, 2023.
Pat was born July 29, 1937, in Gowanda, to Paul A and Mildred E. Shannon Hammond. On April 28, 1956 she married Raymond C. Wagner who survives.
Pat graduated from Olean High School in 1955. She worked as an Executive Secretary throughout her life, first for her father at Hammond Motor Sales, followed by Hi-Q, Hysol, Dresser Clark, Cuba Cheese, Acme Electric and Jamestown Community College (JCC). In 1985, while her youngest child attended college, she declared it was “her turn” and enrolled fulltime at JCC Olean. At the age of 50, she earned a degree in Business Administration at the top of her class with a 4.0 GPA.
Pat earned the position of 1st chair violinist in the Olean High Orchestra and the distinction of Olean High Table Tennis Champion. She turned down a position with the Buffalo Philharmonic to marry the love of her life and raise a family. She delighted the congregation of Grace Alliance Church of Olean as a soloist and pianist for many, many years. Her family richly benefitted from her exceptional cooking and baking skills. She loved spoiling her grandchildren and doting on her pets.
Pat is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 67 years, Raymond C. Wagner, her children Barbara Wagner of Locust Grove, VA, David (Heidi) Wagner of Rochester, and Brenda Wagner of Chantilly, VA; four grandchildren: Stephanie (Dillon) Hall of Rochester, Carolyn (Andrew) Peck of Forest, VA, Katie Wagner of Rochester and Brian (Gloria) Wagner of Hamlin; six great-grandchildren: Ellie and Abbie Peck, Julie and Ethan Hall, Connor and Emma Wagner. She is also survived by her sister, Judy Waterman of Canandaigua, and brother Jim (Sue) Hammond of Rochester, along with many beloved nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Pat was preceded in death by her brothers, Jackie and Ken Hammond, brother-in-law Duane Waterman, and her cousin and best friend, Marge Linderman.
Her family will miss Pat dearly but celebrates her arrival in Heaven with her Savior, Jesus Christ.
Friends will be received on Friday, September 29, 2023 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 1:00pm at the Maplehurst Baptist Church. The Rev. Terry Jenkes, Pastor will officiate. Burial will be in the Hinsdale Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.letromcintoshspinkfuneralhome.com