Alfred G. Nagel Jr., 77, of Latrobe, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at his home. He was born December 5, 1943 in Latrobe, a son of the late Alfred G. Nagel Sr. and Edna R. (Kuhn) Nagel.
Prior to retirement, Al was a tool and die maker having worked for Riverside Tool and Die for 31 years and Kennametal for ten years. He was a US Army veteran serving in Vietnam during the Vietnam War and was a proud member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, and the Westmoreland and Bedford County Vietnam Veterans. He was also a member of the Unity Township American Legion Post 982, the Paul Lizza VFW Post 3414 where he served as chaplain, and the Latrobe-Derry Veterans Honor Guard where he also served as chaplain. He also took care of properly disposing the retired flags in Latrobe for many years. A firefighter for the Latrobe Volunteer Fire Dept, Al was a life member of the Goodwill Hose Co. # 1 Firemen’s Club. He was also a life member of the Frontier Club and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Tony Angelo Aerie 01188 for whom he was the Bingo caller at the annual Latrobe 4th of July Celebrations.
Al is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Elizabeth Margaret Nagel, a brother Gerald M. Nagel, a sister Joyce Halula, two nieces, Renee Halula Mitchell (George)and Annette Halula (and her children Ashlee and A.J.), and a nephew Michael Nagel. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Robert Halula.
A private service with military honors accorded by the Latrobe-Derry Veterans Honor Guard will be held for his family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org. The Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc. in Latrobe has been entrusted with the arrangements.