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“Very sorry to hear the Loss of Ken- every time he met me he would always have made sure to say hello - Keeping him and his family in my prayers ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Anthony Bradley - Pittsburgh, PA

“Kenny, You will always be remembered for your genuine friendship you shared with so many. I will always remember the fun times spent at Hidden...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Kathy Gilkey - Frostburg, MD

“Kenny- I will always remember my first shift on Rescue 2 with you. It was only my third day in my new adventure, and although every person was so...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Doug Widmer - Pittsburgh, PA

“Lorraine, Grace, Peppy and Cece ~We are so very sorry to learn of Kenny's passing way too soon. It does not seem all that long ago that we were...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: MaryAnne Kunsman - Littleton, CO

“I always enjoyed working with Ken. Watching him care for patients with his gentle style was a great example to all of what it meant to serve others...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Frank Gaudio - pittsburgh, PA

“Ken, you were my friend, a co-worker, part of "The Family" and my cruising partner. You will be missed. Rest easy my brother. ...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Bill Feineigle - Pittsburgh, PA

“Mrs. Wagner and Family, We are so very sorry for your loss. I know you know what a fantastic person he was. I have never met anyone like...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: McNeill Family - Pittsburgh, PA

“I had the honor and privilege to work with james at MRSTA he was a very knowledgeable and good at his job he will be sorely missed my thoughts and...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Greg Johnston - Scott twp

“Ken was my first steady partner when I got hired at MRTSA. I'm sad to see him gone but glad to know that he is at peace. God bless you and your...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Josh Stuart - Pittsburgh, PA

“Ken was my friend for almost 30 years. He was my partner in EMS and more than that he was part of the 'family'. I will miss Kenny terribly but I...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Tom Wriggins - Naples, FL

J. Kenneth, JR. "Ken"
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith."
2 Timothy 4:7
Dear son of Lorraine Sweeney Wagner and the late J. Kenneth Wagner, SR. Beloved brother of Grace (Ed) Monk, Peppy (Matt) Pollock, and Cece Wagner. Cherished uncle of Marley (Phill), Eddie (Angie), Maggie, Kelsey, Lorrie, Jay, Kyle and Timmy. Great uncle to Iona and PJ. Also survived by his very supportive aunts, uncles and many cousins of the Clohisy, Donoghue, Sweeney, Flynn, Stafford and Wagner families.
Ken earned a degree in Criminal Justice after attending Duquesne and LaRoche Universities. He proudly served as a Pittsburgh City Police Officer and Detective until retirement. Prior to his work in law enforcement, he worked as a paramedic with Medical Rescue Team South Authority. Ken loved the camaraderie he found throughout his career. Since 2008 Ken has served on the Board of Directors for The Emmaus Community of Pittsburgh, which supports individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Ken shared the story of his valiant fight against Lymphoma and Chronic Graft vs. Host Disease with the Mario Lemieux Foundation in a video which was shown at the 2013 Pittsburgh Penguins 6.6K Walk and Family Run. He and his family participated in that event. Ken and his family greatly appreciated all of the loving care provided by the many doctors and nurses through out his illness.
Ken spent many fun filled times taking friends and family on his boat, Cop Out, along with his faithful Newfoundland dogs Huddy and Sulley. He will be truly missed. The Celebrant for Ken's Mass wii be his cousin, the Reverend Denis G. Donoghue, S.J.