Stephen Wagner
1953 - 2020
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Stephen Allen Wagner, 67, a lifelong resident of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County died on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at his home surrounded by his family. Born in Annapolis on May 12, 1953, to the late Robert and Mary Wagner, Steve graduated from Severna Park High School and served in the United States Air Force. He had a long and fulfilling career as a meat cutter, groceryman, small business owner, warehouse manager and pool technician. The most important thing to Steve about any of his jobs was the people he worked with. He was an avid boater and spent his life on the Chesapeake Bay. His family, built on the foundation of his 48-year marriage to his wife Emily, his friends, and the water were the centerpieces of his life and brought him great joy. He loved music, telling stories, and was happiest making others laugh along with him. Steve is survived by his wife, Emily Wagner; daughters Kate Wagner (and her husband Craig Cussimanio) and Brooke George (and her husband Doug George); grandchildren William Cussimanio, Emily Cussimanio, Chris George and Chase George; five brothers and sisters and their families. Family and friends will be invited to a celebration of Steve's life in the months ahead. The family requests that memorial donations and donations in lieu of flowers be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD 21122 or on the organization's website.

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Published in The Capital Gazette on Sep. 19, 2020.
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October 10, 2020
Steve is like a brother to me. He was always there for me especially during Warren's long illness. He was always ready to help us out in any way and his gift of humor was so uplifting. I often told him he needed to take his comedy routine on the road. I have so many memories of our happy little band of friends--our Wednesday night sails, epic wine tasting trips to the Finger Lakes, gourmet dinners and so much more. He will be missed more than I can say, but he will live in my heart forever. Rest in peace my brother and I hope you have found Warren in heaven
Patty Orndorff
Friend
October 7, 2020
Steve Wagner brightened my day whenever I crossed paths with him... at work at Fawcett, or around the neighborhood. He was always honest, considerate, and of course, fun! My thoughts are with his family. I’m so glad I got to know him.
Bill Griffin
Coworker
September 28, 2020
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Alex Fritzsche
September 28, 2020
A wonderful man with a big heart and always kind and humble demeanor. He will be missed greatly.
Alex Fritzsche
Friend
September 23, 2020
I first met Steve at Pasadena elementary school, he was in my first grade class and several other classes ( Severna Park High)throughout the years. I played little league baseball with him in Elvaton, his dad was our coach. In later years I delivered to his store in Eastport. Steve’s great smile and contagious laugh will always be remembered by all that knew him. He will truly be missed.
Dan Jenkins
Friend
September 22, 2020
Steve and I worked together for a number of years at Fawcett Boat Supplies. What a great guy!!! Always laughing, always there whenever you needed him whether in the middle of the boat show or another routine day. He was such a great friend and asset. My thoughts are with Emily and the family.
Jeff Davis
Coworker
September 21, 2020
The Wagners have been in my life since birth. We are cousins and lived one house away and there were 13 children among the two families. I was on the back half of my family nearer in age to the youngest of the Wagner kids. Music is a big part of my life and in my 30s I kept running into Steve at concerts where we discovered we had similar taste in artists. Steve would tell me who he was listening to and I am grateful that he shared because his picks were always outstanding and in this way I felt and later kinship to him. He was forever smiling and laughing and always had a story and told them beyond well. Although I didnt see him often, I was tickled when I did run into Steve. His passing saddens me for those who were close to him. He always seemed larger than life to me and seeing him was tonic. May John Prine play you into heaven.
Lew Morris
Family
September 20, 2020
We are overwhelmed with sadness. He was taken from us too soon. Steve was truly one of a kind. A great brother - always kind and warmhearted, fun & funny beyond any other, always happy to see ya. He was also a great boss because of those same qualities. But what I hold dear is that he was my friend. A friend I will miss until I see him again. I will hold onto my gratitude for the gift of knowing him.
Marianne Downes
Sister
September 20, 2020
Steve was always first to say hello always asking how you doing ,always had a smile . With deepest sympathy to the family he will be missed but we will see him again someday and he will be the first to say hello.
Larry Williams
Coworker
September 20, 2020
Sending thoughts and prayers to all the family. I remember back 20 years ago when we lived in Hillsmere always seeing Steve at the girls swim meets. Treasure the memories ....
Claudia Lynch
Friend
September 20, 2020
My condolences to the family and all the relatives. Very Sorry for your loss. Will keep everyone in my prayers during this sad time.
Brian G Brown
Friend
September 20, 2020
Steve was always in on some joke. Fun on the bus to and from school.He is dearly missed ♥
Peggy Brown (Bowen)
Friend
September 20, 2020
Grew up with Steve (Woodland Rd) around the corner from Dogwood. Prayers for the. Steve really did like to make you laugh. Such a great person ♥
He is greatly missed
Peggy Brown (Bowen)
Friend
September 19, 2020
Steve was a great guy. Always fun to be around and kind to all. We enjoyed many wine tasting trips and gatherings in Annapolis over the years with Steve and Emily. We will cherish those fond memories. Heartfelt condolences to the entire family. Stan & MaryAnn.
MaryAnn Wimmer
Friend
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