March 2020

Steve Nagy, PGK

The Knight of the Month for March 2020 is SK Steve Nagy PGK.

 

Hard working, dedicated, a man of integrity, giving - these are a few of the ways to describe our Knight of the Month, Steve Nagy. Steve has always been willing to give his time and energies to the Council and Community.

 

Steve was born in New Brunswick in 1957 to WWII Veteran, Steve and Elsie Nagy, joining his big sister Carol and loving extended Hungarian family.

 

After graduating St. Peters High School in 1975 he went to Trenton State College and continued his education at NJIT. He earned three engineering degrees in Industrial, Mechanical and Plastics. Steve became a member of the Knights of Columbus in New Brunswick 02/4/1979.

 

In 1988, Steve married his lovely wife Carol and moved to Union where they raised two wonderful children, Rachel now married to Tom DeNardo, and Stephen now newly married this Summer to Karen Bravo. In the early 1990's Steve transferred his Knights membership to our Council 4504.

 

Following in his parents’ footsteps of selfless contribution to others, he integrated himself to as many projects as needed at the Council.

 

Steve made his 4th Degree in 4/25/2010 and currently serves as Faithful Navigator of the JFK Assembly. Steve’s accomplishments are;

 

Council Recorder 2010- 2011. Grand Knight 2013-2014, Three Year Trustee 2014-2015, Treasurer 2015-2016. Public Relations and Recruitment Committee (3) 5.2018-6.2018. Public Relations and Recruitment Committee (2) 7.2018-6.2019. Columbian Club Board Member 2019-. He can be seen at the Grove and Pool Work parties, fund raising for such projects as the Special Citizen Drives, Taste of Union, Memorial Day Parade Committee, with a very special place in his heart for the Veterans Alliance Organizations - planning field trips and poolside Masses our WWII Council Veterans. Summers to follow, he continued to honor our Korean War, Vietnam Veterans. Steve was instrumental in coordinating with the JFK Assembly to donate toward an Honor and Remember Flag to Sgt Nilton R. Cacoillo USMC. A local Iraq veterans who had passed away too soon on March 11 2010

 

His wife Carol was often asked at events “Where’s Waldo? because Steve is constantly on the move and hard to keep track of at events. Steve has worked closely with many Council Elders and has become our unofficial Council Historian. Entrusted with early Council Digests and documents.

 

Steve is a member and usher at 7:30 Mass at St. Michaels Parish. He voluntarily chauffeurs a wonderful gentleman, a disabled Vietnam Veteran to and from church on Sundays, takes him food shopping and helps make sure that he is safe in his home.

 

We have all seen the many amusing posts of his on Facebook and the never-ending home improvement projects that Steve likes to create at home, for his friends and here

 

at the Council. He always makes himself available to his friends and neighbors when they are in need.

 

Steve exemplifies what being a Knight is all about...Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.

 

Thank you, Steve, for all you continue to do for our Council. Congratulations.

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