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Albert George Wagner

September 9, 1964 ~ June 8, 2018 (age 53)

Albert George Wagner passed away peacefully at his home on Friday morning, June 8, 2018 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 53 years old and a native and resident of New Orleans. Longtime partner of Oscar M. Godoy. Brother of Wanda Wagner Swede (Ron). Uncle of Philip Swede and Rebekah Swede. Son of the late August and Marie “Mickey” Kratzberg Wagner. Also survived by many cousins, two aunts, and a host of many longtime friends. Al was a talented artist, and graduated with a degree in Art from Tulane University, where he was a proud member of Tau Epsilon Phi. He spent 10 years at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. When he returned to New Orleans, he ventured in to the proprietorship of several art galleries throughout the city. In his later years, he worked with New Orleans Guesthouses as a concierge and also assisted with the restoration of many private art collections. We would like to express a sincere gratitude to Al’s friends who helped him through his illness: Nance Scott, Patrick Scott, Dean Dutrell, and Denise Cebolt. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the Memorial Service at THARP-SONTHEIMER-THARP, 1600 North Causeway Boulevard, Metairie, on Thursday afternoon, June 14, 2018 at 1:00. Inurnment will follow in Lake Lawn Park, New Orleans. Visitation will begin at 11:00 in the morning. An online guestbook is available at

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