- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Charles DuVal Wagley, a retired paralegal and Vietnam veteran, died Sept. 17 at Washington Hospital Center of complications from diabetes. He was 63.

Mr. Wagley was born Sept. 19, 1942, in Richmond. He graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School and after serving in the Navy received a bachelor’s degree in history from Park College in Missouri in 1971.

Mr. Wagley was stationed on riverboats in Dong Tan and Binh Thuy while in Vietnam. After four years of active duty, he was a member of the Navy Reserve for 24 years.

Mr. Wagley worked as a paralegal for the General Accounting Office, which is now known as the Government Accountability Office, until his retirement in 1995. He was a member of the Gamewardens of Vietnam Association, the Patrol Boat River Forces Veterans Association and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Mr. Wagley was remembered for bringing flowers to his mother every week and volunteering yearly for the Goodwill Book Sale and the National Cathedral Flower Mart. He collected 1,800 autographs of famous people in books they had written and often gave personalized copies to his friends.

He played volleyball in the D.C. recreational league with a team called the Mudslingers, and loved bicycling on the boardwalk in Virginia Beach and walking the Capital Crescent Trail in Bethesda. He was an avid Redskins fan and split his time between Bethesda and Lawndale, N.C.

Survivors include his wife, Delores M. Wagley of Lawndale, N.C.; two sisters, Jody Artur of Philadelphia and Jill Johnson of Lilburn, Ga.; his mother, Marian D. Wagley of Bethesda; and two stepsons.

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