John Albert Nardy Jr

November 2, 1936March 1, 2014

John was born on November 2, 1936 in Cleveland, Ohio to John and Alice Nardy. John was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother. He will be truly missed by all who came to know and love him. John graduated from Parma Senior High School; prior to attending Fenn College and Ohio State University, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his working career, he repaired ticker tape machines for The Wall Street Journal in Cleveland; sold real estate, prepared data reports for IBM, sold business forms for GAF, and owned and operated a print shop in Columbus, Ohio. After moving to Colorado in 1975, he traded commodities and joined Hornblower-Weeks in Denver. In 1977, John moved to Orlando, Florida, where he sold commodities for Merrill Lynch and Paine Webber, and then later joined Shearson, where he became a stock broker as well. Toward the end of his career, John sold insurance and annuities independently for a variety of companies. Truly, he was a “Jack of all trades” and master of them all! Amazingly, his greatest successes occurred in communities where he had no roots! John was a Mason, a member of the Scottish Rite and the Shrine, and in Orlando he served as President of the Greeters of Bahia Shrine, commander of the DAV and President of the Orlando Area Theatre Organ Society. A lifelong Methodist, he was currently a member of West University United Methodist Church. Survivors include John’s loving wife of 49 years, Phyllis Beasley of Stafford, Texas; daughter, Elenor Coursey and husband Charles of Missouri City, Texas; grandchildren, Claire and Trey Coursey; sister, Alice Henry and husband Ned of New Brighton, Minnesota; nephew, Scott; nieces, Heather and Bonnie; numerous cousins and Ellie the cat. A Memorial Service celebrating John’s life will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 2:00pm at West University United Methodist Church located at 3611 University Blvd, Houston, TX 77005. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Park in North Olmsted, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Organ Fund at West University United Methodist Church or to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Arrangements under the direction of Earthman Southwest Funeral Home, Stafford, TX.


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Sandra Penman

April 2, 2014

Phyllis's, I am truly sorry to hear about John. He was such a special person. I am glad I met a fellow Buckeye. Here will be sorely missed at the Senior Center.

Irene Shutt

March 10, 2014

Dear Phyllis, My prayers and thoughts are of you and Elenor. Be kind to yourself. I am so sorry for your loss. Love, Irene

Helen Lanham

March 9, 2014

Phyllis, I am so sorry to hear about Jack. Since You were always such a caring wife to him, you have the consolation that you were there when he needed you. That will mean so much in the coming days and years. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Eleanor. God will give you the strength you need. I love you and miss you.

Mary Nan Johnson

March 8, 2014

Phyllis, You are such a dear friend. My prayer is for your well being after this great loss to you and Eleanor. Jack was one of a kind, and I am glad I was close to both of you at LBHS. God bless you in the days to come. My love,

Stacey Simpson

March 8, 2014

Dear Mr & Mrs Nardy, Your relationship reminds me such of my parents relationship. God has placed me near you to remind me how previous love is no matter what your going through. It has been a true honor to laugh & break bread together neighbor. From one Buckeye to another. I luv you both.