NAGY - James P. Of Hamburg, NY February 26, 2014; beloved husband of the late Dolores A. (Gretka) Nagy; loving father of Jacqueline (Brian) Wright and Linda (Scott) Johnston; dear grandfather of Alexander, Christian, and Jonathan Wright; brother of Robert (Leona Ayers) Nagy. The family will be present to receive friends Tuesday from 4-8 pm at the (Hamburg Chapel) JOHN J. KACZOR FUNERAL HOME, INC. 5453 Southwestern Blvd. (corner of Rogers Rd., 646-5555) where funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. Mr. Nagy, age 79, was a retired Metallurgist. He was born in Lackawanna, NY and attended Woodlawn schools. Mr. Nagy was the first co-senior class president of Frontier Central High School. He received an Associate of Science degree from Erie Community College in Metallurgy, a Bachelor of Metallurgical Engineering degree from Youngstown State University in Ohio, and a Master of Science degree in Science Education from Canisius College. After attending the Empire State Military Academy, he served as Commanding Officer of the 2nd Air Target Detachment, 209 Artillery, New York Army National Guard. Professor Nagy worked as a metallurgist at the Trico Products Company and the Republic Steel Company, and for 34 years at Erie Community College, starting as an instructor and then to Professor and Department Chairman of the Engineering Science Department and the Materials Science Department where he was a recipient of the ECC Distinguished Alumni Award. He was a Metallurgical Consultant for the Technical Advisory Service for Attorneys in Philadelphia, PA for 40 years, serving many local attorneys and insurance companies. He also was a Metallurgical Consultant to many local metal working companies. Chairman to the American Society for Metals, and secretary for 30 years, he was also chairman and Fellow to the American Society for Nondestructive Testing. Memorials may be made to ECC Foundation, 121 Ellicott Street, Buffalo, NY 14203, Attn: James P. Nagy Memorial Scholarship. Share condolences at www.kaczorfunerals.com.
Published in the Buffalo News from Mar. 2 to Mar. 3, 2014