E. Kingston, N.H. — William “Bud” Wagner, born in West Orange, N.J., son of Edward Burnap Wagner and Dorothy Day on December 12, 1930, died in his home, Easter Sunday, with his family around him.
He was the father of Wendy Lassonde of Rowley, Mass., Deborah Knopf of Wenham, Mass., David Wagner of Rye, N.H., and Mark Wagner of Wenham, Mass.; and grandfather of, Melissa (Lassonde) and Dr. Daniel Kroeger of Newtonville, Mass., Megan (Lassonde) and Evan Burnham of Leicester, Vt., Kristin Knopf of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Katherine Knopf of Cambridge, Mass.
An employee of General Mills upon graduation, he worked in the Albany, N.Y., area for a few years before moving to Northern New York. After marrying Audrey A. Wagner of his hometown of East Aurora, New York, he was then transferred to the Boston area for several more years before leaving General Mills. He entered the engineering world, serving as general manager of Harlow Imrie Assoc. of Newton, Mass., and later as General Manager of a North Shore plant in Beverly, Mass., for a few years before inventing the Lectro Charger, an electrostatic spray gun for manufacturing, and starting his own company, Lectrox. The Lectro Charger was sold overseas as well as in every state in America. After Lectrox, he started his own business, Wagner Consultants, which allowed him to take his passion and extensive knowledge of coatings engineering to hundreds of manufacturing clients.
In Wenham, he served several years as Deacon in the First Congregational Church of Wenham, Mass., and upon moving, served as a member of the Diaconate on Pastoral Care committee of the First Congregational Church of Kingston, N.H.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service will be on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at 11 a.m., at the First Congregational Church of Kingston, 6 Church St., Kingston, N.H. Brewitt Funeral Home, 14 Pine St., Exeter, N.H., is assisting the family with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VNA/Rockingham County Hospice, 137 Epping Rd., Exeter, N.H. 03833. To sign an online guestbook, please visit www.brewittfuneralhome.com.