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Robert F. "Bob" Nagy

November 15, 1930 ~ July 20, 2018 (age 87)

Robert F. Nagy, 87, of Greensburg, formerly of Smithton, peacefully passed away Friday, July 20, 2018, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born Nov. 15, 1930, in South Huntingdon Township, son of the late Julius and Sophie Ann (Nodge) Nagy. Bob was proud to be an Army veteran, having served during the Korean War. He returned home as a Sergeant First Class. Prior to his retirement, he and his wife Betty were owner/operators of the Longhorn Saloon in Smithton for 35 and a half years, where he enjoyed spending countless hours with his family and customers, sharing old stories. He also served as past mayor of Smithton for numerous years. His passion for hunting and gardening went above and beyond. Bob was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Greensburg; He was also a member of the 32nd degree F&AM No. 593 Blyth Lodge for more than 50 years and AASR Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, USA Coudersport Consistory, the Marconi Club in Smithton and was a 57-year member of the Elks in Scottdale. He was also a field representative for U.S. Congressman Joseph Gaydos. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his three sisters, Goldie Kosina, Pearl Calcagni and Helen Odelli Angelo, where they will be greeting him with open arms; and his nephew, Allan Calcagni. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Elizabeth J. "Betty" (Sweeney) Nagy; four brothers, James (Doris) Nagy, of Coraopolis, Charles (Joanne) Nagy, of Greensburg, Donald Nagy, of Irwin, Julius Nagy and Den Earhardt, of Delaware; five sisters, Betty (John) Guzzy, of New Stanton, Dolores (Ronald) Leake, of Texas, Pat Nagy, of New Stanton, Linda (Willard) Jones, of Fayette City, and Dianne (Armand) Janroy, of Greensburg; two special godchildren, Gary Nagy and Dawyn Renee Bobich; numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews whom, he loved dearly; and his longtime special friends, Bill (Carol) Manack. Bob will be dearly missed by his family, friends, neighbors and the many acquaintances he has made over the years. The family would like to thank Excela Home Care Hospice for all their loving and compassionate care. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., 404 Sewickley Ave., Herminie, 724-446-7251. Additional visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home, at which time a funeral service will be held at noon in Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Greensburg. Entombment with full military honors will follow in Westmoreland County Memorial Park, Hempfield Township. Masonic services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. To send online condolences, please visit

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