Shirley Wagner

Obituary of Shirley Wagner

Wagner, Shirley Elizabeth (nee Holmes) on September 30, 2018 of Cheektowaga, NY. Mother of William, Thomas (Brenda), and James (Shannon) Wagner; daughter of the late Nelson and late Margaret Holmes; sister of Mary (Paul) Heitzman, late Kenneth, Keith, David Holmes; also survived by many nieces and nephews but especially three awesome loving nieces Sue, Kathy, and Allyson; best friend of the late Pat Cheney and Don Littler; grandmother of 13; and great-grandmother of 14. Friends will be received 2-4 & 7-9 PM  Friday, October 5, at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME same as CURTIN FUNERAL HOME, 1340 Union Rd, West Seneca (716-674-5776) where a funeral service will be held 10 am Saturday, October 6th. Memorials may be made to Erie County SPCA and Tabernacle of Orchard Park, in her memory. Flowers gratefully declined. Online condolences at

Shirley was a caring and compassionate woman who always made time for her sons and her best friends.  Taking rides in the country, seeking out new places was one of her favorite pastimes.  She enjoyed both her office work and volunteering with the East Aurora Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Shirley also loved her faithful cat companions; Addison, Malcolm and Abigail.

Shirley found a welcoming family at The Tabernacle where she attended services with her best friend Pat.  This is where she developed her voice to sing which she actually recorded with Journeys at Garden Gate.

She expressed her love by knitting for her family and friends.  Christmas stockings handmade by Shirley is something her family cherishes.  Her craftiness didn’t stop there.  Hand knit sweaters, mittens and hats were always in supply.  Shirley could often be found doodling while she talked, creating intricate designs to be colored in.