CUMBERLAND – Arie Evelyn (Ambrose) Wagner, passed away peacefully at home on April 22, 2017. Born December 10, 1921 to George and Letha (Pirkey) Ambrose in Cumberland, Arie was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Duane Wagner. She is survived by son Edward Wagner, Cumberland, son Timothy Wagner and his wife Patricia, East Hartford, CT, brother George Raymond Ambrose, Sr. and his wife Mildred, Valley Forge, PA and nephew George Raymond Ambrose, Jr. and his wife Ruth, King of Prussia, PA.
Arie was always giving of herself. This was especially evident in her selfless devotion to her husband and sons. She was also active in her church (Trinity United Methodist Church, Cumberland, MD) and in many community organizations including Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, McKinley Chapter Order of Eastern Star, South Cumberland Business and Civic Association, Allegany County Historical Society, Woman’s Civic Club of Cumberland, Cumberland Music and Arts Club and the YMCA Auxiliary Board.
After a very successful role as a wife and mother, Arie began an eighteen year career as a hall attendant at Frostburg State University. While at the University, Arie began taking classes in History and Political Science. She enjoyed taking classes and decided to pursue a college degree. In 1995, at age 73, Arie received a Bachelor of Science Degree in History. She continued to take graduate level classes and at age 77 earned a Masters Degree in Arts and Modern Humanities.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church (122 Grand Ave, Cumberland, MD 21502) or Shriner’s Transportation Fund c/o: Ali Ghan Temple, Post Office Box 1416, Cumberland, MD 21501-1416.
Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Avenue, Cumberland, on Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Services will be conducted at Trinity United Methodist Church, 122 Grand Avenue, Cumberland, on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. following a viewing beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Condolences for the family may be left at www.ScarpelliFH.com.