AUSTINTOWN - William G. Nagy, 89, passed away Sunday morning, Oct. 14, 2018, at his home after a long and fulfilling life.
William, who was known to all as “Bill,” was born Jan. 5, 1929, in Youngstown, a son of the late Gabor and Helen Rohly Nagy, and was a lifelong area resident.
Bill was a graduate of Chaney High School and proudly served in the U.S. Army for two years, serving after WWII.
He worked at General Fireproofing in the warehouse for 18 years, and he worked for 26 years at Packard Electric as a bunching machine operator.
Mr. Nagy was a member of St. George Byzantine Catholic Church in Youngstown, where he was a councilman and a trustee. Bill also was a volunteer bingo worker at the church for 35 years.
He was proud of his Hungarian heritage. He enjoyed golf and collecting model Corvettes, and he loved to travel and to spend time with his wife, the love of his life. He also enjoyed day trips to the casino.
A true family man at heart, Bill’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the pride and joy of his life. He was always in attendance at their sporting events and activities when he was able. His grandchildren and great-grandchildren always considered him the best advice-giver and the wisest man they knew.
Bill leaves his beloved wife of 67 years, Joann Mitchoff Nagy, whom he married Sept. 1, 1951; three daughters, Barbara (Gene) Ross of Austintown, Susan (Richard) Kempe of Sarasota, Fla., and Janet Booth of Austintown; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren, with another on the way; and a sister, Mary Vargo of Hubbard.
Bill will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Three brothers, George, Zoltan, and David Nagy; two sisters, Pearl Dennison and Frances Rosky; and son-in-law, William Booth, are deceased.
Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct 17, at Kinnick Funeral Home, 477 N. Meridian Road, Youngstown, where a prayer service will take place at 4:30 p.m.
Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home, and continue at 11 a.m. at St. George Byzantine Catholic Church, 1726 Canfield Rd., Youngstown.
Interment with military honors will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.