Albert M. Wagner of West Long Branch, passed away August 13, 2022 surrounded by his daughters. Albert was born October 23, 1937 in Orange, NJ. growing up in Irvington, the Police Athletic League took him to Yankees baseball games, where he became a life-long fan. He knew and expressed often how grateful he was to have lived a blessed life. Al loved his Lord and Savior Jesus, was very patriotic, and enjoyed genealogy research.
He attended Irvington High School, played soccer, member of the Optimist Club (even optimistic when his health was challenging), went to Olympic Park, loved a good joke, traveled, and made friends everywhere he went. After graduating Newark College of Engineering (now NJIT) he earned his masters in Mechanical Engineering from NYU.
While working for Bell Telephone Laboratories in Whippany, he met and married Rosemary Kaiser. They moved to West Long Branch, where Rosemary was a wonderful career homemaker. Albert was a caring and invested father, spending time with his 3 children, teaching them to play catch, ride bicycles, ski, play mini golf, tennis, ice skate, snow sled, and garden. While at Bell Labs, Holmdel, he was a Distinguished Member Technical Staff, worked on DACS II, and started the golf and bowling leagues. After becoming a widower at age 52, Albert discovered his talent for ballroom dancing. “Poppoh” was the best grandpa, spending countless hours with his beloved grandkids!
Al is survived by his sister Janet B. Wagner, daughters Cynthia Campbell, and Jeanine Wagner of West Long Branch, and grandchildren Joshua and his wife Olivia, Grace, Bethany, Julia, and Sarah, and his good friend Thomas Phillips.
He is pre-deceased by his beloved wife Rosemary Kaiser Wagner, his son Allen T. Wagner, and his parents Albert and Helen Wagner.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Fiore Funeral Home, 236 Monmouth Rd. Oakhurst on Tuesday from 4 - 7 PM. Funeral and interment services will take place on Wednesday at 11 AM in Hollywood Memorial Park, Union, NJ. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to 740 Wayside Rd Unit 215 Neptune, NJ 07753.