Kenneth B. Wagner • August 27, 2017
Kenneth B. Wagner, a lifetime resident of Gardiner, NY passed away at the age of 82 on Sunday, August 27, 2017, after a long illness.
He was born March 12, 1935 in Starkville, NY and was the son of the late Calvin and May Wagner of Pine Bush, formerly of Gardiner, NY.
Ken served in the United States Navy from January 1955 to January 1959. While stationed in Pensacola Florida, he met the love of his life, and married Catherine Mayhair-Wagner in November 1956. His last assignment for the US Navy was aboard the USS Ticonderoga. Ken received an Honorable Discharge in January of 1959.
He was a member of, and retired from, the Teamsters Union Local 445, working in heavy equipment.
In addition to his family being his top priority, Ken was an avid sportsman who loved hunting, fishing and camping, he loved all outdoor activities and had many talents and hobbies.
Ken was predeceased by his wife Catherine, who passed away in July 2008.
He is survived by his daughter Sherrie and her husband, Richard Snider, of New Paltz, NY, his son Kurt Wagner and his wife, Nancy, of Wallkill, NY and his daughter Crystal and her husband, Bryan Shipman, of San Antonio, TX. Ken is also survived by his four grandchildren: Gretchen, Kurt, Meghan & Gavin, two step-grandchildren: Randy and Brittney; two great grandsons: Tyler & Jack. Surviving siblings are his two brothers: Terry & Larry Wagner, his three sisters: Beverly Osterhoudt, Joyce Fodor & Peggy Mattice and many nieces and nephews. Ken is also predeceased by his brother’s, John Casey and Clarence “Micky” Wagner.
A Memorial Visitation will be held at the Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home 7433 Pine Forest Road, Pensacola, Fla on Saturday, September 23rd from 10:00-11:00am, followed by a Memorial and Inurnment Service starting at 11:00am.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ken’s memory to our US Veterans or to the Harvey/Irma Flood victims.