Peter J. Jaegly, age 49, died peacefully on October 6, 2013, after a valiant battle with cancer. He was born May 21, 1964, to John W. and Alma "Bernice" Jaegly in Oregon, Ohio. Pete graduated from Maumee High School, and The University of Toledo with a degree in Journalism.
Pete is survived by his
devoted wife, Nora, of 17 years, and their children,
Katie (14), Sophie (12); plus his loyal dog, Stella; his
siblings, Robert and Janice Jaegly, Jill and Kevin Irwin, and his mother, Bernice. Pete was preceded in death by his father, John, and his sister, Rebecca Couch.
Pete began his career as a photographer for Jim Rohman. In 1993, he joined the Toledo Fire & Rescue
Department. Pete was
promoted to Lieutenant in 2000, received his Paramedic Certification in 2002,
promoted to Captain in 2007, and to Battalion Chief in 2011. He was a member of the Haz-Mat and Confined Space teams. Pete was awarded the prestigious life-saving award in 2000, after rescuing an
unconscious citizen from a burning home. It was obvious to everyone that Pete was passionate about his job with the Fire Department.
Family was everything to Pete. He was a devoted father and husband. Pete coached his daughters' soccer team as well as played soccer for Toledo Fire. He loved
bicycling and had a deep love for all cars.
Friends and family may visit Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd. on Friday, October 11, from 2-7 p.m. A last alarm service will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a scripture service and "Sharing of Memories". Interment will be private. Donations are
welcomed in Pete's memory to the Toledo and Rescue Foundation "For Pete's Sake" c/o Toledo Fire Fighter Credit Union, P.O. Box 5909, Toledo, OH 43613. Please leave a special memory, photo, or condolence for the family at
Coyle Funeral Home
1770 S Reynolds Rd
Toledo, OH 43614
Published in Toledo Blade from Oct. 9 to Oct. 10, 2013