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Jack Donald Nagy
  • In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are welcomed to:
  • Michigan Humane Society
    30300 Telegraph Road - Suite 220
    Bingham Farms, MI 48025

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“Jack will be truly missed by us. He became a dear friend of mine. Taking care of him, in his later days when he became very ill, was an honor for me....Read More »
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2 of 2 | Posted by: Ed and Theresa Nagy - Carthage, NC

Jack Donald Nagy, age 89 of Warren, died Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan. He was born January 14, 1929 in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, son of the late Jacob and the late Margarethe Ottilie (nee: Heitmann) Nagy.

A proud patriot and esteemed member of our Greatest Generation, it was at the young age of 17 that this budding teenager was soon thrust into adulthood when he enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II. Serving from September 1946 to January 1948, the lion's share of that time was spent overseas in Japan where Jack was trained and served as a military police officer as part of the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of Operations. Ultimately attaining the rank of Private First Class, Jack performed his duties with pride for his country, and a willingness to stand in harm's way for freedom's sake,…not merely for America, but for our allies as well. For stepping up at such a young age and proving his salt to the world, we honor Jack's service to our country and extend our posthumous gratitude accordingly. With thanks and praise from a grateful nation,…well done, soldier!

Upon his return stateside, Jack decided to pursue a career where he could demonstrate his strengths and knowledge in the area of carpentry and be a part of something special. Carpentry came easy for Jack, he was truly a natural when it came to all things wood. His abilities were mind-blowing and was eventually tagged a "Superior Carpenter." Following many opportunities of honing his skills, Jack paid a visit to the folks at General Motors in the hopes of landing something magnanimous,…and he did! Using his talents and extending the utmost in excellence toward his work, Jack ultimately climbed the corporate ladder to become an integral part of GM's Design Staff at the Tech Center in Warren. He enjoyed quite a successful career and, truly, made a difference at a time when the Motor Capital of the world was burgeoning beyond belief.

As for some of Jack's pleasures away from the job, he was known for his love of travel and was fortunate to have done so extensively throughout the globe. He loved seeing the world…with all of its colors, sounds, and splendor. Over the years, Jack managed to accrue quite the travel portfolio of places and destinations visited, and cultures that often found him awestruck. And speaking of awestruck,…you should have seen him on the dance floor. Fred Astaire had nothin' on this guy. Ballroom dancing was, perhaps, Jack's greatest passion and an activity of which he could never get enough. With smooth elegance and a feel for the music, Jack always made it look so easy as he drifted across the dance floor with such grace.

In sharing this little bio of Jack, the story would be sadly remiss if not for mentioning the wonderful gift of friendship in his life,…specifically his buddies Gerald and Don. Over the years, these Three Amigos formed quite a bond together and enjoyed building upon the meaningful moments that make friendship so special, and were often referred to as the Three Musketeers. Not quite sure how the whole swashbuckling thing played out amongst the guys, but they were truly the "A-Team" when it came to sticking together. But of all the "loves" in Jack's life, there's no questioning the devotion and passion he held for his 3 cats and how they held a huge place in his heart. Jack was truly the "Fur Daddy" to Merry, Boo-Boo, and Hope, his feline cuties that helped make his house a home.

"Mr. Meticulous,"…as he could have easily been donned, was known for the attention to detail that he exuded on most everything he touched and did in life. From work, to home, to his personal appearance, and in many other aspects, Jack was immensely particular when it came to maintaining order and having all of his ducks in a row. Every now and then those ducks would start waddling away, but it wasn't long before Mr. Meticulous would have them corralled back together,…and once again, order was restored. That's just how he rolled!

Jack was the longtime companion of Betty Sanders, former husband of Donna Jean (nee: Wagner), and dear friend of Pam Sanders. Loving father of Vicki (Roy) Scott, and the late Baby Michael. Dear brother of Bill (Charlotte) Nagy, George (Marge) Nagy, Ed (Teresa) Nagy, and the late Marjory Skinner. Treasured friend of Gerald (Irene) Bokas and Don Covert.

A Graveside Committal Service for Jack will take place at 2:30 pm on Friday, April 6th at Roseland Park Cemetery, 29001 N. Woodward Avenue, Berkley, Michigan 48072.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Road) in Warren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are welcomed to Michigan Humane Society, 30300 Telegraph Road, Suite 220, Bingham Farms, MI 48025, or to "All About Animals Rescue," 23451 Pinewood Street, Warren, MI 48091 (

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