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Gilbert Wagi

October 29, 1945 — July 13, 2020

Mills River, NC

Gilbert Gordon Wagi age 74, of Mills River died July 13, 2020 in Asheville, born in New Brunswick NJ October 29, 1945.

He was preceded in death by his parents Gilbert Geza and Marie Evelyn Rue Wagi

He married his first wife July 3, 1966 Marcella D Royale of Allegan, MI ended in divorce in 1973, he then met his second wife Patricia Barber Wagi from Jacksonville FL and were married June 29, 1974 they were married for 45 years and she preceded him in death August 3, 2019.

He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Rolland (Norma) Hyatt, Keith Hyatt, Marie (Tom) Green, Gilbert (Julie) Wagi, Susan (Bryan) Mason and grandchildren Rolland, Jamie, Kurt, Kasey, Kelsey, Cheyenne, Lainey and great grandchildren

He served his country with Honor in the US Navy from 1964 to 1984 retiring as Chief Aerographer’s Mate. After retirement from the Navy, he began work in 1984 with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration/National Weather Server (NOAA/NWS) retiring after 21 years in 2005

Gilbert was a member of the Pisgah Forest Baptist Church. He had a passion for fly fishing, photography, botany, meteorology and computer technology.

Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at Pisgah Forest Baptist Church with Rev. David Spray officiating.

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