In the quiet corners of Lewes, DE, the sun set on the beautiful life of Gregory “Greg” L. Wagner on the eve of New Year’s, December 31, 2020. His journey began on a wintry day, January 28, 1951, in Ephrata, PA, under the watchful eyes of his late parents, Donald B. and Sallie (Smith) Wagner.

With hands that told stories of artistry and dedication, Greg embraced the world as a Master Carpenter. For 33 poignant years, his craftsmanship told tales of dedication and love for his trade before he chose a serene retirement in 2010. Greg was not just a man of his trade but also a lover of the world outside. He danced with the waves while fishing, felt the wind while boating, and poured his heart into rod-building. A proud Delaware Mobile Surf Fisherman, his bond with the shore was deep and unwavering.

But for Greg, life’s most treasured moments were painted not with the beauty of landscapes but with the warmth of his loved ones. To know him was to feel an immediate embrace of genuine love and affection. As a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and a cherished friend, his presence was a symphony of laughter, stories, and warmth.

He leaves behind a lifetime of memories with his adoring wife of 49 golden years, Marie A. Wagner. Their love story lives on through their sons: Christopher Wagner, with Julie Cullen, of Rehoboth Beach, DE, and Nick Wagner, alongside Bryana, of Newmanstown, PA. His legacy sparkles in the eyes of his grandchildren: Bennett and Oakleigh Wagner, both the shining stars of Newmanstown, PA. And bringing joy to the world, just like their granddad, are his playful grandpuppies: Lola Marie, Ted, and Bodhi.

The world will feel a little emptier without Greg, but his legacy of love, warmth, and dedication will forever echo in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him.

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