Popular Beavertown mayor has died
BEAVERTOWN – Beavertown Borough Council President David Hassinger has worked with Beavertown Mayor Cloyd “Bill” Wagner for 20 years and said he won’t be forgotten. Wagner died Monday morning at the age of 83. Hassinger said he was a well-respected man in Beavertown.
Hassinger said, “I never heard him say a bad word about anybody. I made this remark to him in our last council meeting which was held on the 10th of December and he was there. We honored him for his 24-years as mayor. I made that same remark to him there. I said, I have never heard you say a bad thing about anybody and he said, It’s not in my nature. And I believe it was not in his nature because he always had a good word for everybody.”
Wagner was a Korean War Veteran and a teacher. While serving as mayor, he accomplished many things including organizing the annual Beaver Drop on New Year’s Eve, which will take place tonight. The event was created several years ago by Wagner. Wagner also organized the Davy Jones tribute, following the singer’s death. His last term in office as mayor would have ended today. A funeral for Wagner will take place on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Pheasant Funeral Home in Beavertown. (Ali Stevens)