Ronald Arthur Wagner, born on May 26, 1932 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to the late Veryl J. Wagner and Marie Young Wagner, passed away at age 86 on February 4, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Ronald served in the Air Force with the Strategic Air Command. He worked in the advertising industry as a Creative Director/Writer at Wells Rich Greene; Ogilvy; and Hicks & Greist.
Ronald was the beloved husband of Anna C. Harris Wagner. He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Aaron Wagner husband of Maria Gomez Wagner. Ronald is survived by his daughters, Lisa Wagner-Holley, Rachel Whiteman, and Jennifer Wagner; brother, Jack Wagner; grandchildren, Emily Whiteman, Anna Whiteman, Claire Limon, Colin Wagner, Austin Wagner, Rose Whiteman, Ella Schweizer, Mavis Holley, Emil Schweizer, and Carlotta Schweizer; and caregiver and friend, Hayford Anim.
The Wagner family will receive friends on Saturday, February 9, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Vander Plaat Funeral Home, www.vpfh.com, 257 Godwin Avenue, Wyckoff, New Jersey 07481. A Memorial Service will begin at 4pm. Those who wish may donate in Ronald’s memory, may click the to Oasis - A Haven for Women and Children, 59 Mill Street, Paterson, New Jersey 07501 (on memo line, Michael Wagner Academy) oasisnj.org.
We say goodbye to our wordsmith, and a life well lived.