Charles (Chuck) Nagy, very beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014.
He will always be remembered for his kindness, gentleness, patience and love of life. Chuck was a true gentleman. He was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania to Charles and Yolanda Nagy. He met his wife, Jan, when she was 14, married her at age 17, and they had been together ever since.
Charles enjoyed nature, his pets, fishing, hunting, landscaping, and creating new building designs. In Pennsylvania, he planted thousands of pine seedlings which are now beautiful forests. He excelled at landscaping; one of his pleasures was discussing various new ideas and inventions with his scientist Uncle Victor. Charles was very creative and enjoyed implementing his designs in remodeling various buildings in his own business and his home.
He loved his family - his wife, Jan, sons, Charles III and John, and his grandchildren, Shayla and Victor. Charles was a soft-spoken, strong-hearted man who held respect for all people. He never boasted of his many accomplishments, but rather encouraged others to speak of theirs.
When his wife was a professional model, he encouraged her to start her own state-licensed modeling school and agency. He single-handedly remodeled a beautiful three-story school for the business, which they ran together for 20 years. He worked behind the scenes and Jan always referred to him as her “every other heartbeat!” They traveled the world together, his favorite places being Lucerne and Kauai.
Charles was a past secretary and vice president of the Optimist Club in Pennsylvania, a member of the Island Estates Yacht Club, and the Men’s Stag Club of Island Estates.
In addition to his wife, sons and grandchildren, he is survived by nieces and nephews, and brother-in-law, John Banyas (Algerette).
A Celebration of Life service will be held at St. Brendan’s Catholic Church, Island Estates, on Friday, July 18, 2014, at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to medical research, or the Suncoast Animal League, 1030 Pennsylvania Ave., Palm Harbor, FL 34683.