Clyde D. Nugent, 86, of Sandusky, passed away early Tuesday morning, July 2, 2013, in Firelands Regional Medical Center following a brief illness.
Clyde was born Nov. 30, 1926, in Elyria, son of the late Clyde Charles and Wilma Jane (Wilcox) Nugent.
Clyde proudly served in the U.S. Navy as a chief petty officer from 1944 to 1966. He was part of the Underwater Demolition Team (UDT), which was a pre-curser to the Navy Seals, and was stationed on the USS Forrestal. He was an instructor of demolition at Indian Head, Md., Naval Ordinance Center.
Clyde was employed by both NASA and Columbia Gas for more than 10 years, retiring from NASA in 1974, and Columbia Gas in 1985, before working for Sandusky City Schools for a short time.
Clyde was a member of the VFW, American Legion, Eagles, and Erie County Conservation League. Clyde enjoyed fishing, golfing, loved spending time with his dog Sadie, and attending the annual USS Forrestal Reunion.
Clyde is survived by his wife of 38 years, Virginia (Browne) Nugent; daughter, Patricia (William) Mattingly; three stepchildren, Bartt (Jill) Carruthers, Hallie (Marvin) Wade and Carrie (Terry) Wade; seven grandchildren, Tiffani (Dr. Peter) Johnston, Miles, Colleen, Michael Mattingly, Joseph Wise, Justin, and Katie Smith; three great-grandchildren, Judson Mattingly, Mattingly Jane and Chandler Johnston; god-daughter, Alexis Carruthers; nieces, nephews, and other family members.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Pamela (Nugent) Smith in 2004, and his parents.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 5, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 429 Central Ave., Sandusky. Burial will take place at LaGrange Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions in Clyde’s name may be directed to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 429 Central Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.
Condolences can be shared at grofffuneralhomes.com.