William "Jack"'s Story
WORCESTER - William "Jack" Nagle passed away on July 14, 2017, in the presence of his immediate family.
Jack was born May 10, 1933, in Troy, to William "Bill" and Julia (Graney) Nagle.
His brother Tom came five years later and currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jack was a 1951 graduate of Schenevus Central School and attended SUNY Oneonta, where he received his bachelor's degree in education followed by a master's from Albany State.
He began his life in education in Sidney teaching the fifth, sixth, and junior high grades before moving on to Schalmont Central. After receiving his master's, he made the move to educational administration which started with an elementary principal position shared between Worcester and Schenevus, before becoming the district superintendent at Schenevus Central. After a brief stint as superintendent in Red Creek,he moved to the Cayuga Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) before returning to Worcester as the assistant superintendent of the ONC BOCES in Stamford, where he retired after 10 additional years of service.
Jack took one detour working for NASA in their education office outreach program touring colleges and secondary schools to educate would-be engineers and astronauts on the U.S. space program which hit high gear during his tenure from 1963 to 1966.
In 1957, Jack married Donna (Hilsinger) Nagle, with whom he just celebrated 60 years. Jack and Donna had two children, David and Kim Marie, who live in Oakland, California and Leesburg, Virginia, respectively. He enjoyed his four grandchildren, Taylor and Erin Gibbons of Virginia, and Gradyn and Chase Nagle of California.
In addition to his devotion to his family and the education of our children, Jack loved sports and played football, baseball and basketball in high school, baseball at SUNY Oneonta, and on various baseball and basketball town teams for Sidney, Schenevus and Worcester.
He was a life-long lover of golf, the LA Dodgers and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, like the rest of the Nagle family. Being such an ardent fan, Jack often required trips to the confessional seeking very temporary forgiveness for his liberal use of the Lord's name in vain.
In recent years he was known as the "Judge" after serving as Worcester's town justice from 2000 to 2012.
Jack requested no formal funeral or calling hours, asking instead for a simple graveside service at the family's convenience.
Share condolences with the family online at www.hellerskinnerfh.com.
Arrangements are entrusted with Heller & Skinner Funeral Home, 155 Main St., Worcester.
Published on July 20, 2017