Charles Abraham Wagner
The Tahoe area has lost a native son…..Charles Abraham Wagner died at his home the morning of February 5, 2016. He was 34 years old. Charlie, as he was known to all, was born in Truckee in 1981 to his proud parents, Leslie and Harvey Wagner. He attended Incline Elementary, Middle, and High School, graduating in 1999. Charlie’s high school years were exceptional. He was an outstanding soccer and basketball player and was Valedictorian of his graduating class. Charlie received his BA from Stanford University in 2003. After living in the Bay Area for several years and meeting his beautiful wife Corina, Incline Village again beckoned. Charlie was President and CEO of Teknekron Corporation. He was the consummate sports fan. Charlie loved participating in local youth sports, coaching basketball at the high school, umpiring Little League baseball games, doing the clock/scoring for football and basketball games. He and Corina enjoyed league bowling for many years. He was a supporter of local schools, public and private through a family foundation and a philanthropist to many community organizations that serve families and children in Incline Village. Privately Charlie helped many individuals in a myriad of ways, quietly and without fanfare. That’s how Charlie was… Charlie leaves behind his adoring parents, Leslie and Harvey; his loving wife Corina, and two wonderful children, Eli and Ava. Being a father was the thing that gave Charlie’s life the most joy and meaning. Of parenthood he would say “It’s the thing I do best”. He was a wonderful dad. Charlie was a loving brother to his sisters Nina Oliai and Andrea O’Riordan and to their husbands. He will be missed immeasurably by nephews Keelan, Erik, Wyatt and niece Ashlin. When “Uncle Charlie” was around the fun happened! He also leaves behind in-laws who adored him. Charlie had lifelong friends who feel the loss as keenly as his family. They know who they are and are honored to have had that role in his life. He also leaves behind his beloved Judge Judy and the 49ers. All who knew Charlie will remember and miss his great sense of humor, outspoken ways, incredible spirit, and irrepressible smile. It “takes a village” such as Incline to raise a child as joyous, talented, generous and spirited as Charlie was, and will “take a village” to honor his memory, fondly and well, and with the smiles he would have wished us to have in remembering him. A “Remembrance/Celebration of Charlie’s life” will take place May 1, at 11:00 am at the Chateau in Incline Village.
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