ARMONK, N.Y. - Mildred H. Wago (nee Hogan), a resident of Armonk, died Aug. 25. She was 95.
Wago was born Aug. 18, 1918, in the Bronx, daughter of Gunhild Olsen and Andrew Hogan. She moved to White Plains when she was 10 years old and graduated from White Plains High School. She attended business school in White Plains and worked for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. in New York City for 13 years. In 1949, after her marriage, she moved to Armonk. She worked for the Town of North Castle as deputy receiver of taxes in 1960. In 1970 she was elected receiver of taxes, a position she was re-elected to serve eight four-year terms, retiring in 2001 at the age of 83.
She served as regional vice president of the New York State Receivers of Taxes and as president of the Westchester County Receivers of Taxes. She was also a member and past-president of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 1097, and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Fire Department. She was a life member of the North Castle Historical Society. She was awarded in 2008, the Pat Bresha Award for Distinguished Community Service, sponsored by the Armonk Lions Club. Former Mayor of White Plains, Joseph Delfino, declared Friday, April 5, 2002, as Mildred H. Wago Day in the City of White Plains.
Wago is survived by her daughters, Linda (Richard) Herbst, and Charlene (Bill) Decker; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles L. Wago, (Charlie); and sister, Gladys Evans.
Calling hours are Tuesday, Sept. 3 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Oekler-Cox and Sinatra Funeral Home , 262 Main St., Mt. Kisco. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 at the Armonk United Methodist Church in Armonk. Interment to follow immediately at the Middle Patent Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Westchester and Putnam, 540 White Plains Road, Suite 300, Tarrytown, NY 10591.
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