Arthur J. Wagner

04/17/2013 9:22 AM |

Arthur J. Wagner died April 12 at his home in Riverhead. He was 93 years old.

During World War II, he was a bombardier in the U.S. Army Air Corps, flying 13 missions in a B-17 in Europe. After the war, he worked as a manager at New York Telephone Company in Manhattan.

After he retired in 1983, Mr. Wagner and his wife, Edna (née Warburton-Wilde) moved from Middle Village, Queens, to Riverhead. Married for 67 years, they were active members of the Church of St. Mary in Hampton Bays. He was also a retired member of the Masons.

Mr. Wagner is survived by a nephew, Duncan Oakley of England.

A private cremation took place at Mount Pleasant Crematory in Center Moriches. A funeral service was held April 16 at the Church of St. Mary, with interment of ashes at the church’s Garden of Remembrance.