Joseph Anthony Naglich, 81, passed away peacefully Oct. 10, 2013, in Boise, Idaho.
Born March 19, 1932, in Cambria County, Pa., to Gregor and Louise Naglich, he was one of four children.
Mr. Naglich graduated from Pine Township High School in 1953. He was called to military service and honorably served in the Army during the Korean War from 1953 to 1955.
In May 1955, Joe began employment at Lubrizol Corporation in the plant's maintenance department.
Joe married the love of his life, Bonnie Bell Brenner, in 1956, had two children, and raised the family in Painesville until Bonnie's passing in October 1993. Joe retired from Lubrizol in February 1994 after 39 years of employment.
In October 2002, Joe moved to Boise, Idaho, to join his daughter and her family. Joe had a full life. He enjoyed polkas, college football (""Buckeye Joe""), bowling, golf, and loved to gamble. Throughout life, Joe was an active member of many fraternal organizations. He savored travel and visits with family and friends. Joe loved his family and spent his life ensuring that they were cared for.
Joe is survived by his sisters, Irene Reiter and Elsie Lowery, both of Parma; his children, Joseph G. Naglich of Yardley, Pa., and Julianne Crosby of Boise, Idaho; four grandchildren, Mandy K. Naglich of Dallas, Texas, Alex J. Naglich of Lexington, Ky., Jonathan M. Crosby of Baltimore, Md., and Katherine F. Kelly of Boise, Idaho; and one great-grandson, Anthony W. Kelly of Boise, Idaho.
Joe was preceded in death by his father, Gregor Naglich; mother, Louise Kotar; and brother, Eddie Naglich.
Graveside services will be noon Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at Riverside Cemetery in Painesville. A reception will follow at 1 p.m. at Elks Lodge, 723 Liberty St., Painesville.
In lieu of flowers, Joe suggested donations in his name to the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland, 2600 Lander Road, Pepper Pike, OH 44124.
Published in www.News-Herald.com from Oct. 19 to Oct. 21, 2013