The Post-Journal

Arthur J. Nagle

Arthur J. "Joe" Nagle, 83, of 71 Chautauqua Ave., Jamestown, died at 6:08 p.m., Monday (December 19, 1983) in Jamestown General Hospital.

He had been owner of Nagle’s Grocery, at 1110 Newland Ave., retiring in 1965. He then continued in the business with his son until its closing in 1972. From 1946 to 1960, he had been employed at Jamestown Steel Partitions Co.

He was born April 15, 1900 in St. Augustine Pa, a son of Thomas and Josephine Wharton Nagle.

He had been a Jamestown resident since 1925 and was hired by several local factories because of his ability to play baseball. Nagle played on, managed and organized baseball teams in the Jamestown area for more than 30 years.

Among the highlights of his career was taking two of his teams to the national semi-pro baseball tournaments in Wichita, Kansas in 1944 and 1947. He was instrumental in the founding of the Jamestown Area Old Timers Baseball Association. Most recently he had been inducted into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame.

In 1977, Nagle was honored as a 50-year member of Loyal Order of Moose.

Surviving are his son Don A. Nagle of Jamestown, three grandsons: Daniel Nagle a U.S. Army chaplain in Korea; Thomas Nagle of Steubenville, Ohio; and Gerald Nagle of Erie, Pa.; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Ethel S. Gustafson, who died Jan. 8, 1977, and with whom he had celebrated 52 years of marriage, six brothers and two sisters.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, in Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Arthur J. Henne, pastor of First Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery.


The additional financial assistance of the community is critical to the success of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame. We gratefully acknowledge these individuals and organizations for their generous support.

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