Donald Charles Wagner of Danbury, formerly of Ridgefield, and Miramar Beach, Fla., died on April 11 at his home. He was the husband of Lillian P. (Eakin) Wagner.
He was born October 3, 1932, in Hackensack, N.J. to Charles Joseph and Helen Louise (Baumann) Wagner. After graduating from Carlstadt High School, he joined the US Air Force. His first commission was in post-war Germany, training former Luftwaffe pilots for the new German Air Force. Upon his return to the United States, he continued to serve his country by joining the Delaware Air National Guard. In 1963 he was hired by Pan American World Airways as a training captain. After retiring in 1992, he devoted his time to his many hobbies, including woodworking, carving, and boat building. He donated rocking horses and wooden toys to Ronald McDonald houses throughout the country and was a member of The Guild of Rocking Horse Makers of York, England.