John W. Wagner

  • Died: February 18, 2022
  • Location: Newtown, Pennsylvania

Swartz-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

323 East Washington Avenue
Newtown, PA 18940

Tel. (215) 968-3891

Tribute & Message From The Family

John W. Wagner of Newtown, Pa., formerly of Philadelphia, suddenly passed at his home on February 18, 2022, at the age of 54. Dear son of Dolores (nee Bassetti) and the late Mark Wagner. Beloved husband of Cheryl A. (Condo). Loving father of Capri, Kristian, Kyle, and Dominc. Dear brother of Mark, Joseph (Tracie), and Monica Decker (Matthew). Son-in-law of Anne Condo, and the late Joseph. Brother-in-law of Joseph Condo (Melissa), Maria Imle (Bernie), Janine Zatyko (Ron), Michele Kelly (Chris), Jeffrey Condo (Kim), and Dana Condo. Nephew to Arlene Ibbotson. Life-long friend to Richard Coyle. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews; numerous friends, and his fun loving companion Bandit.
John's utmost priority and motivation in life was his family. He coached each of his children in sports with memories that will last them forever. His hobbies included being a most admired, inspiring, and dedicated coach to children in Newtown Baseball, Northampton Football and St. Andrew's Soccer. John taught his players more than just the sport and had a niche for developing each player's talents. Every player played, and it was important to him to teach them life lessons, win or lose. His greatest advice being to fight through adversity, no matter how harsh life can be or how many times you fail. He also enjoyed vacationing with family in North Wildwood, Cape May, Knoebels and Disney World. An avid Eagles Fan, John also loved fishing, hunting, hiking, playing golf, card games, and entertaining family and friends. "He had a larger than life personality" and you knew when "Johnny Wags" was in the room. The world surely skipped a beat when he passed. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
Relatives and friends are invited to John's Life Celebration Thursday, February 24, 2022 from 6-9 P.M. and Friday 10-11:15 A.M. at St. Andrew Catholic Church, 81 Swamp Rd, Newtown, PA. 18940, followed by his Funeral Mass at 11:30 A.M. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in John's memory may be made to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 3401 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Life Celebration services entrusted to SWARTZ GIVNISH OF NEWTOWN, 215-968-3891


Condolence & Memory Journal

I coached with John one season when our sons played Pop Warner football together. My sympathy to his family he was a good man.

Posted by Michael Wessner - Pineville, PA - Friend   March 06, 2022


I love you brother. You left us way too early. Wish we could have more time with you.
We need you here but God needed you more. Rest easy. Until we meet again

RIP my big bro
Love you forever

Posted by Monica Decker - Coatesville, PA - Sister   February 28, 2022

My heart goes out to all of you! John was my colleague at Konica and always had me laughing. So sad to hear this tragic news!

Posted by Patrick Osborne - Huntington Beach, CA - Coworker   February 23, 2022



You will be missed by many. Your dedication to your family, friends and community will never be forgotten. I am fortunate to have had your friendship over the last 17 years. I will miss you Wags!

Anthony Focella

Posted by Anthony Focella - Newtown, PA - Friend   February 22, 2022


I will miss you my friend. I’m so heart broken you left us so soon. Cheryl and the family I’m so sorry. This is terribile.


Posted by Dave Spano - Montvale, NJ - friend   February 22, 2022

Wags.... you will truly be missed by those who loved and knew you. Please watch over us and see if you can talk to the big man upstairs about getting the birds another championship! Thank you for your friendship..we are AR86.... Love JD

Posted by John Branca - Friend   February 22, 2022


In loving memory of a wonderful person. Prayers to all his loved ones.

Posted by Joanne & Mark Gray - Holland, PA - friend   February 21, 2022

John was a really good person and would have your back when you needed him. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten. God obviously has a higher mission for John but we will always remember him just a good person and friend.
We will always remember and miss our good times with you forever

Posted by Frank Chiriaco - Lake Mary Florida, FL - Friend   February 21, 2022

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