Robert J. Nagy Sr., 88, formerly of Scranton, passed away on Friday, July 24, 2020, following an age-related illness. His wife of more than 51 years, Ann (Bienick) Nagy, died on March 5, 2005.
Born in Scranton, Pa., he was the son of the late John and Ethel (Demyen) Nagy. Bob was a graduate of Johnson School of Technology and served his country honorably in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
Bob was an outstanding amateur golfer in Northeast Pennsylvania. He won numerous individual and better-ball golf tournaments from the 1940s through the 1980s. In 1948, Bob and his twin brother Eddie represented Pennsylvania at the National Caddie Tournament in Columbus, Ohio. Bob declined a sponsorship offer to pursue a professional golfing career and instead married Ann, the love of his life, in September 1953. Together they proudly raised two children, Beverly and Bob Jr.
Bob was a skilled machinist and worked more than 20 years each at Capitol Records in Scranton and at the RCA/GE/Thomson Electronics picture tube plant in Dunmore, retiring in 1994. He enjoyed a long and relaxed retirement, playing golf with his family and friends at the Scranton Muni and all over the Poconos as often as the weather cooperated during the summer. A life-long tinkerer, Bob was proud of his ability to fix anything, even the family fleet of MGs.
Bob was a devoted member of SS. Peter & Paul Church, West Scranton, serving for many years on its festival committee. He was renowned in the Church’s kitchen for his skills making pierogies, stuffed cabbage and clam chowder for various parish fundraisers.
A loving and caring son, brother, husband, father, uncle and great-uncle, he is survived by both his children: daughter, Beverly Nagy (and husband Jim Peters), Placitas, NM, and son, Robert Nagy Jr. (and wife, Lisa Smith), Chicago, IL, a sister, Barbara Recicar (and husband Jack Recicar), Clarks Summit, PA, numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Ann, his parents, his brother Edward, and sister Delores.
There will be no public viewing, but friends are invited to attend Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at 11 a.m. in SS. Peter & Paul Church, Locust St., West Scranton. All those attending the mass are required to wear a mask immediately upon entering the church and are kindly asked to follow the guidelines on social distancing.
Interment to follow in SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Taylor. A celebration of Bob's life will be held at a future date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the junior golf scholarship program of the Anthracite Golf Association.
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