In Memoriam: Herman Wagner


The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has received word of the death May 13, 2005 of retiree Herman Wagner in Jacksonville, Florida. He was 66.

Herman Wagner was born January 6, 1939. He attended New Stanton Senior High School in Jacksonville from 1952 to 1954 before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force, serving until 1957.  He joined the National Maritime Union in 1967 and worked for various marine organizations, including a brief trip as an oiler aboard vessels of the University of Miami in 1979.

Herman joined the WHOI staff in 1980 as an oiler aboard Research Vessel Knorr and spent his career at WHOI working as an oiler on Knorr or Atlantis II before retiring in 2001.

Survivors include his wife, Beatrice Wagner, of Jacksonville, FL;  two sons, Herman Wagner, Jr. and Antonio Wagner; two daughters, Valorie Wagner and Angela Jones; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild; a sister, Darthell Richmond; a brother, Lester Wagner;  and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held Friday, May 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Homes-Glover-Solomon Funeral Directors, 4334 Brentwood Avenue in Jacksonville, FL. Funeral services will be held May 21 at 11:00 a.m. in the Holy Ministry for Jesus Church in Jacksonville.


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