Prominent Dayton resident died following a several-month battle with leukemia

Dayton, Ohio – One of the most prominent residents in Dayton, who was known among the community for his dedication to the Greater Dayton area, died yesterday after a four-month battle with one of the most progressive diseases, acute leukemia.

A.J. Wagner was an attorney by profession, and throughout his career he worked as both the Montgomery County Auditor and a judge on the Common Pleas Court.

Additionally, he ran for the position of Mayor of Dayton in 2013.

After that, he became a member of the state Board of Education and remained in that position until 2016, when he and his wife, Joan, relocated to State College, Pennsylvania, to be closer to their daughter, her husband, and their newborn babies.

His wife, Joan, formerly served as the director of Marianist Strategies at the University of Dayton.

The couple opened their home and their hearts to students from the University of Dayton who were taking part in spiritual retreats.

The date for the memorial ceremony that Wagner’s family intends to have at UD is yet to be determined.

A.J. Wagner died at the age of 70.

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