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Charles A. Chuck Nagle, 84, Patton passed away December 7, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 30, 1933 in Miners Hospital, Spangler, PA the son of Oscar and Edna (Meyers) Nagle. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson Chucky Nagle, granddaughter Dana Nagle, son-in-law Rick Charney, infant brother John Raymond and a sister Geraldine (Bob) Batdorf. He is survived by his wife Kathryn Kay (Killinger) Nagle whom he married April 4, 1955. Children, Kathryn Marsha (John) Lieb, Carrolltown; Charles Nagle Jr. and his fiancée Debra Burkey, Patton; Kimberly Charney, Patton; Jeff Nagle, Texas and Melissa Nagle, Patton; twelve grandchildren, three great grandchildren; sister Marian Obis, Alexandria VA; brothers Robert (Mary) Nagle, Falls Church, VA; Gary (Joanie) Nagle Springfield, VA and numerous nieces and nephews. Raised in Patton, Chuck graduated from Patton High School in 1951 and enlisted in the US Air Force two weeks later. In 1963 he transferred to the US Army with several assignments including Camp Page, Korea, Quang Tri and Phu Bai, Vietnam. He retired in 1973 as Chief Warrant Officer 3. His Military awards included the Bronze Star, (3) Army Commendations, (4) Air Force Good Conduct, Army of Occupation, National Defense, Armed Forces Expeditionary, Korean Service, (2) Vietnam Service, (4) Longevity Service, Military Training Instructor, Vietnam Campaign and Vietnam Cross of Gallantry w/palm. Additional employment included Bethlehem Steel, Johnstown, Conrail, Altoona and Civil Service retiring in 2000. Civilian awards included Master Instructor Certification, (3) Performance Awards, (5) Time Off Awards, Achievement Medal for Civilian Service and a Sustained Superior Performance Award. Chuck also received an associate of Applied Science with a major in Instructional Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Education with a major in Corporate Training and development from Wayland Baptist University, Plano, TX. After his retirement in 2000 Chuck and his wife Kay returned to Patton and again became deeply involved in Veteran of Foreign Wars. He was a Post Commander for many years, Cambria County Council Commander and was completing his third year as District 26 Commander. He also had served in several appointed offices at the Department and National level. He was presently serving as Quartermaster and Adjutant of John White VFW Post 779 and Secretary/ Treasurer of John White Ex-Servicemens Club for seventeen years. He was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Patton, John White VFW Post 779, Walter McCoy American Legion Post 614 and Sons of Italy, Patton. He enjoyed bowling and playing pool with fellow veterans and family. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm Friday at Stevens Funeral Home, Inc. 1004 N. Fifth Ave., Patton where a Vigil for the deceased will be held. Funeral Mass 11 am Saturday at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Patton by Benedictine Fathers. Committal, St. Marys Cemetery, Patton. Full military honors will be accorded by John White VFW Post 779 and Walter McCoy Post 614. (stevensfamilyfuneralhomes.com)
Published on December 7, 2017
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