William J. Wagers

  • Born: October 3, 1947
  • Died: March 8, 2012
  • Location: Croton Falls, New York

Joseph J Smith Funeral Home Inc

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Mahopac, NY 10541

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Tribute & Message From The Family

William was born on October 3, 1947 and passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2012.

William was a resident of Croton Falls, New York.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Bill - So sorry to hear of your passing. It was a total shock when Michael told us. We have such good memories with you and Joan - the cruise, wedding in Bermuda, parties at Joe's house. It was such a pleasure knowing you and your happy nature - we always looked forward to seeing you. Joan, please know that we are sending your our prayers and are thinking of you the the "kids". We and everyone who knew Bill will miss him. You are in our prayers.
Love, Les and Ginny

Posted by Les and Ginny Sanford - Davenport, NY - Friend   March 17, 2012

We have a lifetime of memories. You were a person full of humor, loving life and you will be missed dearly by so many. Our love and support go out to Joan, Matt, Becky & Chris

Posted by Janice, Cary & Katie    March 13, 2012

You were a great neibor and friend. When I was a kid the neiborhood gang and I would play wiffle ball in your upper lot, eating pears from your pear trees when we got hungry. As a tennager I would often cross paths with you in the woods while bowhunting, chasing deer around the "mud pond". Or chasing trout in the East Branch. I have a lot of fond memories of those days, and you are included in them.
Fast forward many years and I think about the steelhead fishing trips with the boys. The one sunny cold day in December 2000 was one of the best days ever up there, and you were right smack in the middle of it.
Rest eay my friend.

Sincerest condolences from Mike, Kathy & Gaeton.

Posted by Mike Dragone - Bethel, CT - Friend   March 11, 2012


Bill, you were agreat friend and the best person I ever worked with. You always made everything fun, and never took things too seriously. You Lived life. Thank you. Paul

Posted by Paul Norris - Homer, NY - Friend and collegue   March 11, 2012


Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Kurt and Michele Frisch - Fort Worth, TX   March 11, 2012

Nobody in Croton Falls filled me in about the SCAB team that made up Robs girlfriends like you!! The first encouter I had with Billy (our pet name) was when he came through the doors of Croton Falls McCauley house in a camo jumpsuit. He had been out hunting (sleeping) in the woods all morning. He preceeded to unzip his camo and reveal a tuxedo that he was wearing for thanksgiving. Most of all Bill and I shared our love for East Beach. We met every summer the last week of June and compared tans. The one year we weren't there he left me the greatest sound ever on my voicemail which was the sound of him opening a beer on East Beach.... Billy I promise to Keep your spirit alive on East Beach. It was truly our special place. You will always be in my heart and for the record I am prettier than CHRISSY!!!, Love You Always My East Beach Tan Partner.

Posted by Tammy, Tammy - maidens, VA - his bestest Robbies girlfriend   March 11, 2012

We are so saddened by this news. Please know we are sendiing comforting thoughts to your family. Bill was fun to know and always added a lot of fun to every situation.

Posted by John and Lois Haight    March 11, 2012

Mr. Wagers, you made my Bald Head memories the best I've ever had. Bald Head will never be the same without you, but I will always remember you everyday and how you always made me laugh and smile. I'll miss you Mr. Wagers.
-your Bald Head buddy Matthew.

Posted by Matthew McCauley - maidens, VA - Friend   March 11, 2012

Bill, You made me feel like I was the only one. All those special moments we had dancing under the moonlight of the Shoals Club, the long walks to the top of Old Baldy, and the long strolls on the sands of East beach. Could it get any better? I think not. Too bad we loved our wives so much, we could have been so happy together. You will be dearly missed my friend.

Posted by Rob McCauley - maidens, VA - Gay Lover   March 11, 2012