OBITUARY

Henry Harry Wagner

March 3, 1922May 2, 2012

Harry Wagner, 90, passed away peacefully on Wednesday May 2, 2012 at his home in Union with his loving wife by his side. Born in Brooklyn, NY, Harry worked as a U.S. Border Patrol Inspector before being reassigned to New York City where he worked as the Supervisory Criminal Investigator (Assistant District Director for Investigations) for more than 30 years. He was a communicant of Holy Spirit Church, as well as a member of the Union Township Players. Harry was also a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, having served for 5 years during WWII.

Harry was predeceased by his dear son Dr. Mark Jared Wagner in 1993. He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Joan (nee Kane), and his nieces and nephews.

Friends and family may call on Sunday May 6 from 1-5 PM to the McCracken Funeral Home 1500 Morris Ave Union NJ. Funeral mass will be offered at Holy Spirit Church on Monday May 7 at 10:30 AM with interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Westfield.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, May 6, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, May 7, 2012
REMEMBERING

Henry Harry Wagner

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June 15, 2012

Joan, It was so good to talk to you this evening. I'm so sad to hear about Henry.. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I'll be in touch. Love you always Bobby bwtrice@hotmail.com

May 9, 2012

Hank Wagner was a respected boss, tough but fair, & he always had the back of his Agents working for him. God Bless You Hank. Rest in peace.
Alex Alexandro Jr. 1974 NYC office (Fort Myers, FL.)

Henry Petersen

May 7, 2012

Although to later agents he was to become only a legend, I worked for Hank Wagner in New Jersey and New York. He was always revered and respected as the consummate ADDI. His heart was always with his agents and you knew, even if you messed up, he had your back. It is with great sorrow that we hear of his passing. Truly, a member of the “greatest generation.”

May 7, 2012

I only got to work for Mr. Wagner for a short time but I always knew him as a professional, a true leader and a gentlemen. May God Bless you.

Harry J. Single Jr. (Hicksville, NY)

John Lisica

May 6, 2012

I'm sorry to hear that Mr. Wagner has passed away. I'm 63 years old and I'm still calling him Mr. Wagner. This will show you the respect he commanded from his investigators. I worked for him in the New York office in the early 70's and it was a pleasure and an honor working for him.
My deepest condolescences,
John Lisica S/A US Customs Retired (Formally of Westfield, NJ)

John Lisica

May 6, 2012

I'm sorry to hear that Mr. Wagner has passed away. I'm 63 years old and I'm still calling him Mr. Wagner. This will show you the respect he commanded from his investigators. I worked for him in the New York office in the early 70's and it was a pleasure and an honor working for him.
My deepest condolescences,
John Lisica S/A US Customs Retired
(Formally of Westfield, NJ)

John Lisica

May 6, 2012

I'm sorry to hear of Mr. Wagner's passing. I'm 63 and still calling him Mr. Wagner . That shows you the respect that he commanded from his investigators. He was an honorable man and a pleasure to work for. Hank, rest in peace, another of the greatest generation has left us.
With deepest sympathy,
John Lisica S/A US Customs ret. (Albuquerque, N.M.) formerly Westfield, N.J.

Warren Blair

May 6, 2012

We have, all of us, lost another piece of our lives. We will hold to the memories until we become them.

God Bless and farewell.

Warren Blair, Inv. NYC-one of the crew of 1972

Rita Mulkearns

May 5, 2012

My name is Rita Mulkearns (nee Paulson). I had worked in I.N.S. back in 1965 after graduating high school. Hank worked in Investigations along with what we referred as the old guys Mr. Farley, Wroblewsli. I would like to say that Mr. Wagner was a true gentleman and it was my pleasure to have known him.

John Castagna

May 3, 2012

Thank you for your friendship all these years. I will miss your colorful stories
and humor that could only have the Harry Wagner stamp on it.
God bless you "Har".