PORT JERVIS, N.Y. – Former Port Jervis Police Chief Warren E. Wagner died on Tuesday, Sept. 19. He was 90.
Wagner was born on Feb. 2, 1927 in Port Jervis to Henry L. and Beatrice Elston Wagner.
He married Mary Tedrick Wagner who pre-deceased him in 1983 and then married Joan Tanner Wagner who survives at home.
Wagner began his career on Feb. 1, 1953, when he was appointed to the rank of Patrolman. He attended and graduated from the New York State Police School. On Jan. 1, 1965, Wagner was promoted to the rank of Detective. He served in that capacity until his promotion to sergeant on Jan. 23, 1967. On March 30, 1970, Wagner joined the administrative ranks of the department with his promotion to lieutenant. He served in that capacity until June 1, 1984, when he was appointed to the rank of Chief of Police. He retired as Chief in July 1984 after 34 years and five months of service.
In addition to his service with the department, Wagner was a World War II veteran of the United States Army. He also served many years on the Port Jervis Common Council.
Wagner is survived by his son Warren Wagner of Eldred, N.Y.; daughter Allyson Malo and her husband Robert of Fairhaven, N.Y.; step-daughter Candace Tidd and her husband William of Port Jervis; grandchildren: Zackery, Allyson, Aaron, Ashley, Robert, Adam, Cameron, and Austin; and his two nephews: Dane and Greg Wagner.
Wagner was predeceased by his brother Henry “Hank” Wagner and his sister Winifred Jones.
The Port Jervis Police Department will celebrate Wagner's service to the community with a series of photos posted to its Facebook Page .
Visitation will be held 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home, 154 E. Main St. in Port Jervis.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, at the Knight-Auchmoody Funeral Home. Interment will follow with military honors at Pine Hill Cemetery, Sparrowbush.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Port Jervis-Deerpark Humane Society, Route 209, Port Jervis, NY.
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