Burton W. “Bill” Nagel

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 June 2024 at 2:03 pm

MIDDLEPORT – Burton W. “Bill” Nagel, age 92, died June 20, 2024 in the New York State Veterans Home-Batavia.

He was born June 7, 1932 in Buffalo to Burton and Vivian (McHenry) Nagel and had lived in this area since 1991.

Bill spent 32 years as a Buffalo Police Officer and was a member of the Gasport Lodge F&AM. He loved the outdoors, enjoyed hunting, was a big animal lover and after his retirement, had described his perfect day as, “…sitting on my porch watching the birds with a cold beer and enjoying a good cigar!”

Mr. Nagel was predeceased by his wife Valmay and his beloved dog, “Shadow.”

He was the dear father of William (Clare Schultz) Nagel, Lorie Nagel, Judith Smithers, Karen Peterson of Boston; as well as his beloved grandfather of Katie, Julie, Amanda, Nick, Christian, Kortney and Justin.

The family will receive friends at the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State Street-Middleport, on Sunday, June 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. His funeral service and interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity or organization of your choice.

To share a special memory of Bill, please visit: www.mitchellfamilyfuneralhomes.com.