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Stephen Robert “Steve” Wagner

December 2, 1961 - August 10, 2018


Stephen Robert “Steve” Wagner, age 56, passed away unexpectedly, on Friday, August 10, 2018.

Born in New Hartford, NY on December 2, 1961, he was a son of the late Robert Joseph and Pauline Rose (Weston) Wagner. He grew up in Jefferson Township, New Jersey and was a graduate of Jefferson High School, Class of 1980. Steve worked in the maintenance at Veolia Water North America in Wilmington, Delaware.

He is survived by his daughter, Shyamala N. Wagner; brothers, Mark Wagner (Linda) and Keith Wagner (Shirley); sisters, Joyce Ponserella (Fred), Gail Englert (Stephen) and Clare Lahara; and granddaughter, Illiyana M. Oliveras.

Stephen’s life was filled with Love, Laughter, Family and Friends. There wasn’t a person who he didn’t touch with this kindness and gracious heart. For those who knew him, you know how he could light up a room with his infectious smile and laughter. He always surrounded his friends and family with warmth and his great passion for many things.

Stephen was a man with a great many talents. He was an extremely talented artist, played guitar and sang, being a lover of all genres of music. He was an excellent mechanic and was just embarking on becoming an avid Disc Golf player. He also enjoyed traveling and was an excellent gardener. He loved all flowers and plants, was truly knowledgeable in all aspects of creating beautiful landscapes, he beamed with pride in talking about it.

While we mourn and are devastated by his loss, he will never be totally missed because we will carry him in all our hearts, remembering his honor, enduring spirit and above all his love and friendship.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 12 pm until 1 pm on Saturday August 25, 2018, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 1 pm. Interment will be held privately.

With his memory in mind, and his passion and love for flowers, the family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Steve’s name to either: Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Rd, Media, PA 19063 or Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Rd, Ridgely, MD 21660.

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14 Condolences for Stephen Robert “Steve” Wagner

  • Steve was a very nice guy. He will be missed at work by all.

  • Steve was a very close childhood friend, like another brother. Memories of great times will always remain but nothing can change that you were taken too soon. Rest In Peace dear friend and see you on the other side.

  • The short time I had known Steve for, I felt him as a true friend in deed. He was beyond kind and it was a total joy to spend time with him. He was full of passion, compassion, love and commitment . He will be greatly missed by many and I pray for peace for all that knew him and that we never forget him. Rest in peace my good friend.

  • My condolences and prayers for your family. Steve was a wonderful man and a blessing to know. He will be missed.

  • My condolences to all who will miss him here.
    I have a feeling Steve is smiling big in his afterlife journey.

  • So sorry to hear about Steve’s passing I graduated High School with him he was a great guy. Prayers for his family and friends

  • This comes as a big surprise and wake up on how truly precious life is. Steve was a great friend growing up, talented and funny he will be missed. ❤️

  • I am so sorry to hear about Steve. I knew him back in high school and have been chatting with him on Facebook. He was a very nice guy. Always had a kind thing to say. I know he always made me feel upbeat and have a positive attitude during our conversations. Steve will be definitely missed. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers go out to your family and may He rest in peace.

  • So sorry to hear about Steve’s passing. I remember him from high school. Very sweet & kind. He smiled very easily. I’m sure he’s RIP.

  • I’m sorry my prayers

  • So sad to hear of Stephen’s passing. Sending prayers to family and friends during this difficult time and know that he is watching over everyone and keeping us all in line.

  • I knew Steve in high school and the past few years on Facebook. He always was kind. My sincere sympathies. I know he is now wrapped in God’s arms.

  • Steve was my best and closest friend, his spirit, happiness and the love he showed to others will be with us always. He has left but his memories remain and it’s in those memories that I will strive to be a better person just as he did everyday. Thank you Steve for making this world a better place. “And we will come back home, home again”. I miss you buddy.

  • I just talked to you a couple of weeks ago. You will truly be missed. R.I.P. My friend. Glad to have known you all these years.