Richard Wagner, 87

April 22, 2024

Richard Wagner
Richard Wagner

CEDAR GROVE, N.J.—Dick Wagner, the former Vice President & General Manager of the textiles division of Knoll International died April 20, 2024, from complications following a stroke.
He was known to his friends as ‘Bucky’.
Wagner built a successful career in textiles beginning with F. Schumacher & Co., but he spent most of his career with Knoll International as Vice President and General manager of its textiles division starting in 1977.
Wagner was also a co-founder of ACT, the contract fabrics industry trade organization. He also founded his own company, ConTex International.
Wagner was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., March 25, 1937. He graduated Syracuse University cum laude in 1958 where he earned a BFA degree. He served four years in the National Guard, earning an honorable discharge in 1963.
He would have celebrated his 60th wedding anniversary with his wife Alice on May 17th, 2024.
He had two children, Amanda, and Grant. Amanda Eaton is the design director of Arc/Com, an important contract jobber in Orangeburg, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Bucky’s honor to Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

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