Jeffrey Lynn Wagner, 69, died Saturday, April 29, 2017, at his daughter's residence in Churchville, following a battle with cancer.
Jeff was born in Kingsville, Texas, to Agnes and James Wagner.
He spent his childhood in Pittsburgh, Pa., and then moved to Cumberland where he attended LaSalle High School. He graduated from Frostburg State University in 1970, after which he embarked on a long and distinguished career with Anne Arundel County Public Schools. His 44 years as an educator included both classroom teaching and administration. At the time of his retirement in 2014, he had taught science at Southern Middle School in Lothian for 25 years. "Mr. Wagner" was loved by students and known well for his robust sense of humor. He was admired by his colleagues and served as a mentor to many new teachers.
In 1973, Jeff married Lyn Moreland in Lothian; the couple continued to reside in Southern Maryland for 31 years, later moving to Annapolis. Jeff and Lyn raised three daughters and enjoyed doting on their five grandchildren and attending their many sports and music events. Jeff had an unwavering faith in God and most recently attended the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Devoted to his community, Jeff was active in children's ministries over the years and volunteered with the Breakfast Club at his church. An avid sports fan, he enjoyed watching his favorite teams: the Steelers and Terps.
Jeff leaves his loving wife, Lyn (Moreland) Wagner; three daughters, Jennifer Lee (John), Erin Hansen (Jonathan), and Katie Wagner; five grandchildren, Julia, Olivia, Noah, Linnea, and Jonas; his brother, James D. Wagner, Jr.; and sister, Jennifer Villa.
In keeping with his generous spirit and passion for science, Jeff's body was donated to the Maryland State Anatomy Board.
A celebration of life service was held Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Lothian.
Published on May 10, 2017