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Robert "Bob" Hagen

Thursday, August 6, 1936Sunday, February 3, 2019

Robert “Bob” Hagen, 82, a resident of West Wyoming, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday morning, February 03, 2019, at his home. He leaves behind his loving wife, Evelyn (Zurenda) Hagen, with whom he celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on January 9th.

Born on August 06, 1936, in Scranton, Robert was the son of the late Harold and Winifred (Devaney) Hagen. Raised in Kingston, Bob attended the former Kingston High School, and was a graduate of the Pennsylvania Military Institute, Chester.

A United States Army veteran, Bob honorably served his country for 2 years as a Military Police Officer under the jurisdiction of USARPAC in the Pacific Theatre. Following his military service, Bob gained employment as a sales representative for Gibbons Brewery, a family business.

Interested in cars his entire life, Bob was a drag racer in his youth and was a record holder at several local tracks in the A Sports Modified Class. His passion for cars led him to sell antique and classic automobiles. One of his Cadillacs was featured in the movie “American Gangster”, in which Denzel Washington rode in, and he also sold a classic car to Hollywood comedian, Scoey Mitchell.

Bob was a member of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Swoyersville. He also held membership with the Sierra Club for 30 years; the North Branch Land Trust, Dallas; the Luzerne County Historical Society; and was a past member of the Antique Automobile Club of America.

Bob possessed a great, Irish sense of humor, and he had the ability to tell his grandchildren the wonderful tales of the “misadventures” of his life. He adored his son and daughter, and was so proud of their accomplishments and the wonderful adults they became, and his grandchildren held a special place in his heart and he would beam with pride whenever he spoke of them.

In addition to his wife, Evelyn, Bob is survived by his son, Jeffrey Hagen and his wife, Beth, and their children, Shane, Ryan, and Sara Hagen; his daughter, Jennifer Hudock and her husband, Joseph, and their children, Samantha, Abigail, and Adam Hudock; his brother, James Hagen, Florida; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend Bob’s viewing which will be held on Wednesday, February 06, 2019, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 07, 2019, at 10:00 AM in Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville, with the Reverend Joseph J. Pisaneschi, his Pastor, officiating. Those who will be attending the Funeral Mass are asked to assemble directly at the church on Thursday morning.

For additional information or to send the Hagen Family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home’s web-site, www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com, or Facebook page.

The family has kindly requested that flowers be omitted. Memorial Contributions may be made in Bob’s memory to the North Branch Land Trust, 251 Huntsville-Idetown Road, Dallas, PA 18612, or to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville, PA 18704.

 

Service Date
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:00am
Services

Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend Bob’s viewing which will be held on Wednesday, February 06, 2019, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, February 07, 2019, at 10:00 AM in Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes Street, Swoyersville, with the Reverend Joseph J. Pisaneschi, his Pastor, officiating. Those who will be attending the Funeral Mass are asked to assemble directly at the church on Thursday morning.

 

 

Location

Wroblewski Funeral Home | View Map

Church

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Parish | View Map

Condolences

Bob was always so kind and friendly! We will miss him! Nancie Balun
Evelyn, I am sorry for your loss. I will remember you and your family in my prayers. Kathy Kupstas
I will always remember Mr. Hagen as a strong, quiet and serious man with a professional demeanor. I enjoyed conversations with him that seemed to always revolve around cars. He will be missed by me and everyone who knew him. Rick Malak
We are so sorry for your loss, and send our deepest sympathy. Randi and Mark Perugino
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Just a heartfelt thank you for your sincere care and kindness in helping us journey our Wife, Mom, and Grandmother home to the Lord. You made a difficult time much easier.