The Richest Man in Morals, Values, and Virtues: “William Nagle” May 5, 1917 – June 2, 2012
I am heartbroken over the death of my dearly beloved father-in-law. He was the richest man in morals, values, and virtues which I had the privilege of knowing. Up until his death at 95 years old, he was still independent of everyone who was around him. He left us with a legacy of truths, of what it really means to have lived the richest life that anyone could hope for.
As a young man, because of circumstances beyond him, he chose to help out his family, and therefore, didn’t finish High School. At the tender age of 18, he married his childhood sweetheart and started a family. He worked for 20 years for someone else, until he opened his own business, which was well-established for 25 years.
The family didn’t live a charmed life with extravagant things, but were richer by far than anyone I have yet to meet. He worked hard for his children to send them to private schools, and even bought them a summer house down by the sea. But, the value of a dollar came with a greater meaning for the whole family. He taught his family a truer purpose of life, by the ways that he lived, and the loving things that he did for them. Not just by words alone, or buying them things, but through action.
William Nagle on no account missed the opportunity to be the best, spouse, father, brother, father-in-law, or friend. He by no means drank alcohol, smoked, or had any interest outside the house if it related to the absence of his family. He attended all his children’s achievements enthralled as a distinguished and proud father. He mended their toys, cars, houses, and their gardens. He even went on to help out with the cooking and the chores around the house. He also did this for his beloved wife, in-laws, and 93-year-old sister, until they passed on. He never really retired, as he stayed busy doing good deeds for those that he loved. He did this every day of his life for 95 years, until he could do no more, and was called home. Our lives are richly blessed with morals, values, and virtues because of him.
“Dad, Poppy, May you rest assured that you have given us the greatest gifts in life that children need. Your legacy goes on and on. Rest peacefully and safe in the loving arms of your sweetheart, Catherine, Cathy, your daughter, and all those who passed before, until we meet with you once more.” Amen.
Causes Catherine Nagle Supports
Westwind Foster Family Agency, Christian Children's Fund, Compassion International, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Invisible Children, Save the Children