From a contemporary press report:
Armin S. Wagner, Lieutenant, United States Navy (retired) died on January 10, 2002 in Centreville, Virginia. He was born in Ulm, Germany, July 13, 1915 to Otto K. Wagner and Pauline Augustine. He grew up and graduated from high school in Meriden, Connecticut. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1933 serving in California, Rhode Island, Florida and in Brazil during World War II.
He received his commission while stationed in Florida. He then served in Washington, D.C., the Philippines and retired in 1956 from active duty in
He then worked for Drug Fair and the U.S. Army retiring in 1979 to Arlington and later to Centreville, Virginia.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Sniscak Wagner; daughter, Susan Nusz of Ames, Iowa; step-daughters, Marie Nuckols of Centreville and Suzanne Blevins of Chantilly; stepson, Michael Sniscak of Ellicott City, Maryland; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; niece Trudy Lehman Scolla of Middlefield, Connecticut; nephew, Richard Wagner of Germany. He was preceded in death by his mother, father, brother, sister and first wife, Jane Curren Wagner (1967) and one grandson.
A memorial service is to be held at 12:45 p.m. on February 4, 2002, at the
Chapel at Fort Myer, Arlington, Virginia, with interment in Arlington National
Cemetery. Friends may gather at the Wagner home in Centreville after the
services. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Armed Forces
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