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A Memorial Mass for retired truck driver Lawrence L. Wagner, who bowled for 30 years in the local Teamsters League, will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday in Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, 10950 Main St., Clarence.

Wagner, 67, died Thursday (April 21, 1994) in Lockport Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

During World War II, he served as a paratrooper in the Army Air Forces.

He was a member of the Western New York Softball Hall of Fame, pitching and fielding for several city softball teams, including the Purple Hearts, Walden-Bailey Athletic Club, Du Drop Inn and White Tavern.

As a bowler, he once averaged 202 in the Teamsters League and recorded his first career 300 in during a 1992 tournament in Ideal Lanes.

The Buffalo native lived in the Walden-Bailey Avenue area before moving to Amherst about 30 years ago. At the time of his death, he lived with a sister, Pauline Hammerl, in Clarence.

Wagner was a member of the Teamsters Local 375 and, for the past seven years, the Sheridan Golf Club.

Survivors include a son, Eric of Chicago; another sister, Janice Bender of Cheektowaga, and a brother, Arthur Schmukal of Pensacola, Fla.


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