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William O. Wagner Sr.

March 17, 1931 - September 22, 2009
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Waltham-William O. Wagner Sr., 78, of Leona Wilbur Road passed away Tuesday, September 22 at his home.
Bill was born in Bath on March 17, 1931, the son of Robert Earl Sr. and Maude Mae Rival Wagner. He was educated in the Bath schools and graduated from Morse High School in 1949. He served honorably in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict sailing on the USS Gardiners Bay. He married Elizabeth Bradbury in 1954.
Bill graduated from Bowdoin College, class of 1957 with a degree in Liberal Arts and was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity. He worked for Great Northern Paper in Millinocket for 13 years in Computer Management. In 1970, he went to work for UNUM where he became a Controller and Vice President of Finance, retiring after 24 years of service.
Throughout his career, Bill was active in the Boy Scouts, the United Way, and served on the Board of Directors of the Bath Savings Trust Company.
After retiring, he and Elizabeth moved to Tucson, AZ for 8 years where Bill was a Docent in the Sonoran Desert museum. In 2000, they moved to Brunswick for 6 years and later moved to Waltham where they have resided for the past 3 years. Throughout his life, Bill loved his family, golfing, fishing and boating.
Bill is survived by his wife of 55 years Elizabeth, 2 sons William O. Wagner Jr. and wife Denise of Orr’s Island, Christopher S. Wagner of Cape Elizabeth, daughter Bethany J. Leeman and husband Alden of Harpswell, 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and his special cat, Elliot.
He is predeceased by his parents, brother Robert E. Wagner Jr., and sister Marion Mawyer.
Visiting hours will be held Friday from 6PM to 8PM at Stetson’s Funeral Home, 12 Federal St, Brunswick. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday 11AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church, McKeen St., Brunswick followed by committal services with military honors at Oak Grove Cemetery, Bath. The family would like to invite you to join them at Stetson’s Funeral Home Reception Center immediately following the committal service.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Volunteer Fire and Rescue Program, Waltham, Maine 04605 or to the Tedford House, C/O Jennifer James, 49 Cumberland St., Brunswick, ME 04011.
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