A decorated veteran of World War II, Wagner served at the Battle of the Bulge and earned several distinct honors, including a Silver Star, Legion of Merit, two Bronze Stars and the coveted Purple Heart.
Wagner is survived by his wife Gertrude (nee Firstner) Wagner, daughter Patricia D'Andrea and her husband Frank, and son Edward Wagner, the current Giants equipment manager, and his wife Andrea. Also cherished by six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Thursday in Franklin, NJ. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to the Arthritis Foundation, N.J. Chapter, 200 Middlesex Tpke., Iselin, NJ 08830.