Obituary of Dr. Felix Wagher, DMD
Dr. Felix H. (“Phil”) Wagher, DMD, 56, of Danbury, died at his home on Thursday, September 14, 2017. He was born in Mineola, NY, to Alan E. Wagher and Anne (Cassidy) Wagher.
Phil graduated from Northview High School in Dothan, AL, attended Auburn University, and graduated from Western Connecticut State University. He graduated from Boston University with a Doctor of Medical Dentistry. He was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the National Dental Honor Society, and received the 1990 American Academy of Dental Radiology Award for Oral Diagnosis and Radiology.
His career in dentistry included a private practice on South Street in Danbury, as well as with the Southbury Training School. He also generously donated his time volunteering with the CT Mission of Mercy, providing dental care to those in need.
In addition to having a professional career as a dentist, Phil was a self-taught musician, a certified Microsoft engineer, a skilled craftsman, and the inventor of the first flexible dental implant. He will be remembered for his incredible sense of humor, his beautiful mind, and his ability to put others at ease.
Phil will be sorely missed by his cherished children Alanna and Nikolas Wagher; his brothers, Christopher Wagher and his wife, Mary, Karl Wagher and his significant other, Jennifer Hollstein; his nephew and godson, Erik; his niece and goddaughter, Haley; and his godmother, Jacolyn Connolly.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Alan T. "Tim" Wagher.
The family will receive friends at the Cornell Memorial Home, 247 White Street, Danbury, on Monday, September 18th between the hours of 4:00 and 7:00 pm.
Funeral service and burial at St. John’s Cemetery in Darien will be private.
To honor Phil’s memory, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
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