WORCESTER – William “Jack” Nagle, former Schenevus Central superintendent and ONC BOCES assistant superintendent, passed away on July 14, 2017, in the presence of his immediate family.
Jack was born May 10, 1933, in Troy, to William “Bill” and Julia (Graney) Nagle. His brother Tom came five years later and now lives in Las Vegas.
Jack was a 1951 graduate of Schenevus Central School, and received a bachelor’s in education at SUNY Oneonta, followed by a master’s from Albany State.
He taught fifth and sixth grades and junior high at Sidney Central, then moved to Schalmont Central. Receiving his master’s, he accepted an elementary principal position shared between Worcester and Schenevus, before becoming the Schenevus superintendent.
After a brief stint as superintendent in Red Creek, he moved to the Cayuga Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) before returning to Worcester as ONC BOCES assistant superintendent in Stamford, from which he retired after 10 years.
Jack took one career detour in 1963-66, working for NASA’s education office outreach program, touring colleges and secondary schools to educate would-be engineers and astronauts on the U.S. space program.
In 1957, Jack married Donna (Hilsinger) Nagle, with whom he just celebrated 60 years. Jack and Donna had two children, David and Kim Marie, who live in Oakland, Calif., and Leesburg, Va., respectively. He enjoyed his four grandchildren, Taylor and Erin Gibbons and Gradyn and Chase Nagle.
Jack loved sports and played football, baseball, and basketball in high school, baseball at SUNY Oneonta, and on various baseball and basketball town teams for Sidney, Schenevus and Worcester. He was a life-long lover of golf, the LA Dodgers, and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, like the rest of the Nagle family. Being such an ardent fan, Jack often required trips to the confessional seeking very temporary forgiveness for his liberal use of the Lord’s name in vain.
In recent years he was known as The Judge, serving as Worcester’s town justice in 2000-2012.
Jack requested no formal funeral or calling hours, asking instead for a simple graveside service at the family’s convenience, the details of which will be published at a later time at: www.hellerskinnerfh.com, where online condolences may be made.
Arrangements are entrusted with Heller & Skinner Funeral Home, 155 Main St., Worcester.