John Barnabas Nagy, 83, passed away in his home on January 25, 2023. He was born in Columbus, OH, in 1939. He attended Saint Mary High School and graduated in 1957 as Salutatorian of his class. In 1960, John enlisted and served honorably in the U.S. Navy. After serving in the Navy, he relocated to Florida where he met and married his loving wife of 51 years, Mary Nagy. He worked for the City of Jacksonville as an Electronic Technician for 24 years. In life, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, long walks, watching Star Trek, completing math problems to keep his mind sharp, and devoting many hours volunteering at Holy Rosary Catholic Church.
John spent his life using his time, talents, and treasures to serve others (Matthew 25: 14-30; 1 Peter 4: 8-11). He was a man of modest means who always put others needs before his own (Philippians 2: 3-4). He forwent making his own life more comfortable, to ensure others had what they needed, regularly donating to numerous charities. His generosity was also apparent whenever he crossed paths with someone in need, as he never hesitated to give a portion of what he had to others.
John was predeceased by his wife, Gertrude “Mary” Nagy, his parents John and Irene Nagy, his 2 brothers Joseph (Dianne) and Stephen Nagy (Isabelle). He is survived by 2 sons, John F. Nagy and Matthew J. Nagy (Delta); his daughter, Catherine E. Hall (Amos); his sister Barbara Ford (Lee); 8 grandchildren, Cameron, Jasmyn, Cayla, Dylan, Nevaeh, Micah, Isaiah, and Ramiyah; and countless nieces, nephews and friends.
A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, February 18th, at 11:00 am, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Evergreen Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Holy Rosary Catholic Church or Feeding Northeast Florida.