Gary R. Wagner

gary wagner

June 12, 1946 ~ June 1, 2024

Born in: Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Resided in: Vienna , Virginia

On June 1, 2024, Gary Wagner of Vienna, Virginia, loving husband of 53 years, devoted father, and grandfather passed away at the age of 77.

Gary was born on June 12, 1946, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania to the late Robert and Lillian (Crowley) Wagner. He moved to Virginia at age 19 to begin his career at the Central Intelligence Agency, where he was a devoted employee for more than 40 years. On May 15, 1971, he married Sue Ann Kasay and they raised three children, Jennifer, Heather, and Jeffrey. Gary loved his work as an ordnance officer with the CIA and traveled the world. A devout Catholic, Gary was a St Mark’s parish member and cherished living in Vienna.

Gary is preceded in death by his parents; brother Danny Wagner; sister-in-law, Darlene Wagner; and sister, Jeanie Cates. He is survived by his wife Sue Ann, and his three children: Jennifer married to David Petersam, Fallston, MD; Heather married to Robert Carey, Vienna, VA; and Jeffrey married to Ambrosia Santana of Aldie, VA. He is survived by eight grandchildren who adored him: Bobby Carey, Caitlin Wagner, Mary Kate Petersam, Joshua Carey, Caroline Petersam, Jacob Petersam, Joseph Petersam, and Madelyn Wagner.

The Wagner family is especially grateful to all the family and friends who provided love and support during Gary’s difficult struggle with dementia. A special thanks goes to Osi and Great Falls Assisted Living who cared for Gary in his final days.

Friends and family are invited to join the Wagner family at the Money and King Funeral Home in Vienna, VA from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Sunday, June 9. A funeral mass celebrating Gary’s life will be held on Monday, June 10 at noon at St Mark Catholic Church in Vienna, VA. Interment will occur on Wednesday, June 12 at 1:00 pm at Fairfax Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Youth Apostles in McLean, VA.


Visitation: June 9, 2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Money and King Funeral Home
171 W. Maple Ave.
Vienna, VA 22180


Mass of Christian Burial : June 10, 2024 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

St. Mark Catholic Church.
9970 Vale Rd
Vienna, Va 22181


Graveside Service: June 12, 2024 1:30 pm

Fairfax Memorial Park
4401 Burke Station Road
Fairfax, VA 22032


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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Gary R. Wagner 's name.

Youth Apostles

1600 Carlin Lane




(703) 556-0914

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  1. The Owners and Staff at the Money and King Funeral Home, wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable. Please feel free to call us anytime as we are always available to you.

    Bob Gallagher
    Funeral Director

  2. R.I.P. my friend Gary. We worked together in “difficult” environments overseas for years, and he was always tremendously proficient at his ordnance trade. In fact, he was a terrific co-worker! One would think that after all those days together in less-than-perfect work and living circumstances, we would have had a conversation about where we grew up. We didn’t – and today I was shocked to learn that we both were born and raised in Johnstown PA, just 10 years apart!! Gary was a consummate professional, and my friend.

  3. Our families enjoyed many wonderful times in Vienna at the Aquatic Club, Little League, Marshall Road School and Madison High School. Those days provided us wonderful memories and friendships as we watched our children grow. We send our love to Sue Ann, Jennifer, Heather and Jeffrey. May these memories of family bring you strength and peace in the days ahead.

  4. You are in our thoughts and prayers as you grieve the loss of Gary. I very much enjoyed working with Gary. God bless you and keep you close in your time of sadness.
    John & Betsy Wiley

  5. Gary was a tremendous help to me at the beginning of my career, which I am forever grateful. My sincere condolences.

  6. Gary was a friend and a mentor for years. I value all the times I had with him abroad. He was proficient, professional and a wealth of knowledge. My condolences to the family. May he RIP. You are in our prayers.

  7. Condolences to the Wagner Family. I was lucky to have first met and served with Gary in 2004. Over several years, we deployed many times to Eastern Europe. Lots of great stories and memories shared abroad. He was a great mentor, friend and coworker. A true connoisseur of the cappuccino, Gary was one of the best. Godspeed my friend, you are missed.

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