William O. Wagner Sr. ’57 died on September 22, 2009, at his home in Waltham, Massachusetts.
He was born in Bath on March 17, 1931, and graduated from Morse High School. He served in the Navy aboard the USS Gardiners Bay during the Korean War. In 1955, while a 24-year-old sophomore studying government at Bowdoin, he was elected to the Bath City Council. He was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. For 13 years, he worked in computer management at Great Northern Paper in Millinocket. In 1970, he took a position at Unionmutual (later called UNUM), where he became a controller and vice president of finance, retiring after 24 years. For years, he was active in the Boy Scouts and the United Way, and served on the board of directors of the Bath Savings Trust Company. After retiring, he and his wife moved to Tucson for eight years, where he was a docent in the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Elizabeth Bradbury Wagner; two sons, William O. Wagner Jr. and Christopher S. Wagner; a daughter, Bethany J. Leeman; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Robert E. Wagner Jr., and a sister, Marion Mawyer.