Richard L. "Dick" Wagoner

April 2, 1929 ~ December 8, 2013

Richard L. Wagoner, 84, of Vancouver, WA, died peacefully on Dec. 8, 2013. He was born in Rochester, NY to James and Anna Mae Wagoner. Dick graduated from Madison High School in Rochester, NY and Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.
Prior to college, he served in the Marine Corps in the years, 1950 to 1953, fighting alongside his fellow Marines during the Korean War.
Dick had a long career in material handling. He was a partner in American Recycling Systems with offices in Atlanta, GA and Charlotte, NC.
In retirement, he and his wife moved to the Pacific Northwest following the birth of their grandson, John.
Dick is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ann Wagoner, née Farrell, of Scranton PA; his three sons, Mark (wife Anna), Eric (wife Valerie) and Scott (wife Kathleen); and his sister, Betty Graf of Palm City, FL.
At his request, there is no funeral service planned. Interment with military honors will be in Willamette National Cemetery at a date to be determined.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project ( or your local Humane Society.
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Published in The Columbian on Dec. 14, 2013