Richard Dale “Rick” Wagner
February 20, 1953 - October 3, 2023
Richard Dale “Rick” Wagner, age 70, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, October 3, 2023.
Born in Kingston, PA on February 20, 1953, he was a son of the late Percy and Charlotte “Meryl” (Kocher) Wagner. Rick was the 7th of 14 siblings, who lovingly called him “Ricky”. He was a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College in 1975 with a major in Physics and minor in Fine Arts. Rick worked as a Mechanical Engineer, including owning and operating an engineering and architecture firm for 15 years.
Rick had a deep appreciation of physics, electricity, and quantum mechanics, he relished any opportunity to teach anyone who would listen. His favorite band was The Beatles and he could often be found listening to them. Rick enjoyed spending his free time fishing, he spent countless hours on Lake George in upstate New York, waiting for his next catch. One of Rick’s greatest passions was coaching his daughters and granddaughter in softball.
In addition to his parents, Rick was preceded in death by his siblings, Beverly, Robert, and Keith. He is survived by his wife, April (Wlasuk) Wagner; daughters, Devon Wagner Ferguson (Josh) and Sarah Kathryn Wagner (Marcus Casares); granddaughters, Charlotte Agnes Ferguson (10 years-old), Alexandria Joy Casares (3 months-old), and Elysia Rosa Casares (11 years-old); siblings, Charlotte “Elaine”, Bonnie, Gerald, Glenda, Timothy, Lynn, Michelle, Donald, Cheryl, and Kevin; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 12 pm until 2 pm on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 2 pm. Interment will be held privately.