Elva Wagoner

Obituary of Elva Lavina Wagoner

Elva Lavina Silsby Wagoner (Pete), 102, of Clifton Park NY died at home on Saturday, February 23, 2019.    She was born on May 11, 1916 in Creighton, Pennsylvania to Dr. Fred W. Silsby and Anna L. McFetridge Silsby.    Dr. Silsby practiced medicine in Tarentum, PA where Elva graduated from Tarentum High School.  She attended the University of Missouri, Radcliff College and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh.

Elva was predeceased by her parents, siblings and her husband of 47 years, Langdon A. Wagoner.  Langdon’s work with Allegheny Ludlum Steel led the couple to live in Albany NY, Pittsburgh PA, and the Towns of Onondaga NY and Clifton Park NY.


Pete is survived by:  four daughters, Ann W. Greenwald (Bill) of Delmar NY, Janice Abernethy (Joe) of Victor NY, Nancy J. Wagoner of Jonesville NY and Joan L. Wagoner of Jonesville NY; four grandchildren, Peter W. Greenwald (Gail) of Williamstown MA, Christopher L. Greenwald (Tracey) of Waban MA, Kelly Abernethy (Fred) of Huntington NY; and Kyle Inda (Jason) of Naples NY; also seven great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.


Elva asked no flowers or ceremonies, but instead, donations to your favorite charity or:  Animal Protective Foundation, 53 Maple Ave, Glenville, NY 12302.

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