James R. Nageotte, 68, of Meadville and formerly of Saegertown, passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community with his wife by his side.
He was born in Meadville on Dec. 15, 1944, a son of Robert A. and Jeannette P. Sorenson Nageotte. He married Kay E. Jones on July 8, 1978; she survives.
He was the owner of Tool City Diamonds and previously had worked as a diamond specialist, an estimator for C & J Industries and in production control at Talon Inc. He was a 1963 graduate of Randolph High School and then Erie Business College.
He was a member of Masonic Lodge 408, past monarch of Kismet Grotto, past patron of the Golden Crown Chapter, Order of Eastern Star and the Crawford County Road Riders motorcycle group. He was a former advisor to the Saegertown Boy Scouts and Explorer Scouts. He enjoyed hunting, traveling, woodworking and spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, Kay, of 35 years, include a daughter, Susan Sheakley of Meadville; two sons, Michael Nageotte and his wife, Jodi, of Blooming Valley and Brian Nageotte and his wife, Lori, of Meadville; five grandchildren, Christina Nageotte, Jason Nageotte, Monica Sheakley, Sarah Nageotte and Jonathan Nageotte; two sisters-in-law, Kathy Nageotte of Titusville and Diane Nageotte of Cochranton; five brothers-in-law, Marlin Zwicky of Texas, Neil Jones and his wife, Judy, of Saegertown, Lyle Jones of Raleigh, N.C., Lee Jones and his wife, Marie, of Burlington, Vt., and Gary Jones and his wife, Laura, of Punta Gorda, Fla.; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Connie Zwicky; and two brothers, Richard Nageotte and Daniel Nageotte.
Calling hours will be Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m., with the Masonic service following at 4 p.m. and the Order of Eastern Star service at 4:15 p.m. The calling hours will continue Saturday evening from 7 to 8:30 at Robert W. Waid Funeral Home Inc., 581 Chestnut St., Meadville. The funeral service will follow at 8:30 p.m., with the Rev. Dr. Timothy Solomon, pastor of Emmanuel United Church of Christ, officiating.
The family suggests memorials be made to Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community, 31 N. Park Avenue, Meadville, Pa. 16335; or Hospice of Crawford County, 464 Pine St., Meadville, Pa. 16335.
Memories and condolences may be shared at waidfuneralhome.net.