Thomas J. Wagner Sr.
September 10, 1929 – March 11, 2019
Thomas J Wagner, Sr. Sept 10,1929 - March 11, 2019 Born in West Baltimore, Thomas J. Wagner (Tom) was the sensational Ice Hockey player that the Mount snatched from its arch rival Forest Park. Tom was from All Saints parish which was located almost next door to Forest park high school. He was a 3 sport athlete-football, ice hockey and lacrosse and he was on 3 straight Harvard cup winning ice hockey teams as center.
In addition to becoming an All-Maryland Ice Hockey player in 1949, Tom was an All-Maryland Lacrosse player in 1948 and 1949. He was the team captain of the hockey and lacrosse teams. After graduation from the Mount, Tom went to Loyola College where he played lacrosse for four years. He was an All American Lacrosse player in 1950, 1952, and 1953 and team captain in 1953. He played in the North-South All Star game in 1953. He later played for the Maryland Lacrosse Club.
Tom was the President of the Delmarva Transmission Parts Company and he and his late wife, Barbara, were parents of four children. He had 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.
Tom coached the Mount JV Ice Hockey team in 1950 and 1951. His 1951 team was undefeated in eight games, winning the championship. In 1990 he was inducted into the Mt. St Joseph Hall of Fame for Football, Ice Hockey and Lacrosse.
Tom attended Loyola College from 1949 - 1953. He played Lacrosse there and was inducted into Loyola College's Hall of Fame for Lacrosse in 1991. Upon graduation from Loyola College in 1953 he joined the Marine Corp where he served for six years and was honorably discharged in October of 1959 as 1st Lieutenant.
Upon separation from the Marine Corps he was in management with Fair lanes Bowling Alleys and then went on to sell insurance for All State Insurance Company. He retired from Delmarva at age 70.
Tom was an avid golfer and enjoyed golfing until his last year of life. He was a member of the country club of Maryland for many years.
He was a devoted loving husband for 56 years until Barbara passed away in 2009. He lived independently until his death at age 89.
He had a wonderful sense of humor which will be missed by all who loved him.
He is survived by Karen A. Rittenhouse, Thomas J. Wagner, Jr. and his wife Kathy, Mary Beth Crook and her husband Robert and Melissa “Missy” Keyser and her husband Daniel; dear brother of Michael Wagner and the late Peggy Troy and Andrew and Charlie Wagner; cherished grandfather of Jason and Abby Anderson, Andrew Norris, Megan Norris Colonell and her husband Doug, Logan and his wife Mackenzie, Colin and Nolan Keyser, Maggie and Lindsey Wagner; adoring great-grandfather of Peyton, Jordan, Fisher and Palmer. Also survived by a host of loving nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends in the LEMMON FUNERAL HOME OF DULANEY VALLEY INC., 10 W. Padonia Road (at York Road), Timonium, MD 21093 on Thursday, March 21, 2-4 & 6-8pm.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in Immaculate Conception Church, 200 Ware Avenue, Towson, MD 21204 on Friday, March 22 at 10am.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Tom's name to Abby's ABLE account (Tom's special needs granddaughter). Further information on this account to be posted.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Thomas J. Wagner Sr.
March 18, 2019
What a great guy, always fun to be around. Brings a smile to me just thinking about some of his antics. He was also known to have the best foot wedge in Baltimore. Love him, Glenn