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Remembering the Mayor of Beavertown

BEAVERTOWN –The borough of Beavertown in Snyder County has lost its mayor. Cloyd “Bill” Wagner, 83, died Monday.

Relatives said he was recently diagnosed with liver cancer.

“He was a well-liked person and he did a lot for the community. He did a lot of things, he was in charge of the historical society,” said his second cousin Faye Moyer.

For almost a quarter century, Wagner was mayor of Beavertown.

He was editor of The Beavertown News and head of the Beavertown Historical Society.

In 2012, he helped his community come in third place in a Reader’s Digest contest featuring the spirit of small communities.

“Beavertown was everything to him, I’d say. He did everything he could for the town as mayor and even before he was mayor,” said friend Paul Saylor of Beavertown.

Mayor Wagner died with just one day left in his term. The new year brings a newly elected mayor to Beavertown and he said he knows he has big shoes to fill.

“He served the community very well and I hope I can do the same in the coming years,” said Mayor-elect Lee Hollenbach of Beavertown.

Wagner was a Korean War veteran and will be buried with full military honors in Beavertown on Saturday.

2 comments

  • Chuck LaMark

    When I had the pleasure of meeting him in 2012, it was an instant friendship. He had a wonderful ability to may you feel welcome and comfortable. We’ve lost his wonderful presence here but heaven has gained him.

  • Jan Chilton

    I’m sure Davy Jones was waiting to shake his hand on the other side. He made a lot of long distance friends with Davy’s fans and the memorials they had in Beavertown for Davy. Super nice man! RIP Cloyd.

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