OBITUARY

Paul Irvin Wagner Jr.

August 6, 1948April 25, 2021

Paul I. Wagner, Jr., a retiree of Powder Springs, GA passed away on April 25th, 2021 at the age of 72, in Cartersville Medical Center after years of struggling with multiple sclerosis.

Paul is survived by his sons, Paul Wagner III and wife Tina, Robert Wagner, and Eric Wagner and wife Heather; sister Dorothy Richwine, and 1/2 sister Loretta Pitts.

Paul was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 6, 1948 to Paul I Wagner Sr. and Jean C Sibole. He graduated from Cardinal O’Hara High School in 1966 honoring a perfect attendance. He achieved a bachelor’s degree in Science from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania 1970. In 2002, he received his masters in business administration at Kennesaw State University.

From ‘99- ‘17 Paul was the executive director of risk management for Atlanta Gas Light. Paul’s 30+ yr retail experience started with S Klein’s to Caldor from 1967-99.

He married Anne Mae K. in 1971 and raised three loving children. He was a devoted Catholic, a savvy businessman and an avid Phillies fan. He never let his medical disabilities get in the way of pursuing his passions, and persevered to be a lifelong learner.

Visitation for friends and family will take place at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home on Monday May 3rd, 2021 from 9:00am-10:20am. Flowers and condolences may be sent to 2950 North Cobb Pkwy Kennesaw, GA 30152. Mass will start at 10:50am at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church, 6301 Cedarcrest Road, Acworth, GA 30101. A live stream will also be available on St. Clare’s website https://stclarecc.org/ and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/stclareacworth/videos/?ref=page_internal. Burial at Pine Ridge will take place immediately after the Mass.

You may also make a donation in memory of Paul to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Donate online: https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html?frequency_selected=3&sc_icid=honors-lp-donate-bttn-top

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, May 3, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, May 3, 2021

  • Burial

    Monday, May 3, 2021

Memories

Paul Irvin Wagner Jr.

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Trista Lynch

May 4, 2021

May God continue to lift the Wagner Family. I only worked under Paul's Risk Department for a brief year but it was an amazing year. The skills that were gained will never be matched. He will be missed and remembered forever. I am truly sorry for his passing.

Loretta Pitts

May 3, 2021

Paul, Robert and Eric
We are so sorry for your lost, I can’t imagine how you are all feeling with the lost of your mom and so soon for your dad.
Please know they both loved you all so much and from the day you were born you brought happiness in their lives!
I wish we could be with you and see you all more often, but the distance keeps us apart. I want you to know you can visit us anytime in New Jersey! You are always welcome to our home.

With much love, Uncle Tom & Aunt Loretta

Chiquita Lovings

May 1, 2021

Paul Wagner, Lover of Family, Philly Baseball, Nordstrom Cookies and Everything Risk Management. I will always be grateful and most honored to have studied and practiced risk management under his guidance and tutelage. From insurance to finance to marketing to business operations and beyond, he served as the backbone to my successful risk management career. So many respected Paul and referred to him as a "very smart man." He was indeed! His greatest influence for me was his unique skill of negotiation. He taught me that "can't" isn't an answer and that the most impossible things to accomplish are absolutely possible. I've continued to implement this very truth in my personal life and it has led to many successful accomplishments. My family and I will forever be most grateful for the many kindnesses he and Anna Mae extended to us on various occasions. He will indeed be missed. Our sincerest thoughts, prayers and condolences to his family and friends.

Paul Shlanta

April 30, 2021

I had the pleasure of working with Paul for his entire time at AGL Resources. Although on the organization chart Paul reported to me, it was he who schooled me on all aspects of Risk Management. Not only was he brilliant but he also was a wonderful teacher. He singlehandedly transformed the company's entire approach to risk management. Paul's passion for what he did and his curiosity and desire to seek, and to encourage others to seek, creative solutions to complex problems was unparalleled. I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Paul and I was very saddened to learn of his passing.

Paul Shlanta

Fatima Wooten

April 30, 2021

I have so many fond memories from the 8 years I worked with Paul at AGL. Never a dull moment, from him running over my toes with his scooter to teaching me majority of what I know about Risk Management. He was 1 of the most brilliant and creative people I've ever met. I appreciate the opportunities he gave me in my career and will always be grateful for his wisdom, as he didn't mind sharing his knowledge and opinion. Definitely didn't mind sharing his opinion. LOL!! He will truly be missed.

My favorite Paul saying is "Holy Mackerel!".
I can still hear him saying it. LOL!

Walter Haner

April 30, 2021

Two among many memories - one funny and one serious. Paul was one of my first clients when he was at Caldor and I started my own business in 1992. Just after that he was sitting at dinner next to an astrologer and I was sitting next to him and he asked me for one good reason why he shouldn't replace my actuarial services with the astrologer's.
I'm glad he didn't (not that I think he was serious) because over the next 20 years he introduced me to some of the most challenging work that I've done in my whole career. He was arguably the smartest person that I've worked with and was always pushing the envelope of risk management.

Robert Gorman

April 27, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers our with your family!!! Thank you for being a wonderful husband to Anna Mae and great father to your sons.

Love,

Rob, Shannon and Chase Gorman

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY