George Nakley

George Nakley, 57, of Westlake, Ohio, passed away on January 14, 2022

George Nakley, 57 of Westlake, Ohio passed away on January 14, 2022. Survived by his daughter Leah Nakley (Ravi Guttikonda), pet Brody, siblings Ray, Dom, Mike and Susie as well as friend Eliza Rella; eight nieces and nephews, numerous cousins as well as an extended family of extended members include Leah’s partner Ravi Guttikonda.

Early Life and Education

Early childhood is an incredibly important period in a child’s development. During these years, their brain grows rapidly, setting the stage for future learning, behavior and health.

Healthy development occurs between birth and age three, when billions of connections between individual neurons are made. During this critical time, children learn how to interact with others, regulate their emotions and excel academically.

Establishing a school-family partnership that nurtures children’s early development is an effective way to guard against multiple negative outcomes. Additionally, it reduces the potential risk of chronic stress and other life-altering circumstances which might hinder young children’s progress toward academic success.

Professional Career

In today’s workplace, a career is more than just a job. It encompasses educational pursuits, social activities and personal growth. A rewarding career path will enable someone to create an improved life for themselves and their family members.

A fulfilling career path can provide individuals with meaning in their life and an impact on the world around them. Ultimately, whether a particular career path is right for you depends on your objectives and interests; fortunately, there are numerous paths to success available to choose from.

No matter which path you take, be sure to set aside time for enjoyment and laughter; not only will this help keep you healthy and engaged in life, but a sense of humor can be invaluable when planning your career path.

Achievements and Honors

George Nakley was an exemplary individual, possessing many achievements and honors to his name. A longtime member of Youngstown’s arts and music community, he traveled frequently to Europe, Ireland, and Lebanon (his ancestral homeland) while collecting art from around the globe. Additionally, he served in a public servant capacity for more than two decades at Mahoning County Engineer’s Office; championing historical preservation while bringing people together through art creations.

He was instrumental in founding the local chapter of the Society of St. John Chrysostom, a religious and charitable organization with Rich Mattiussi, Lori Demiduk and Fr. Dan Rohan as Officers; along with four Trustees: Fr. John Schmidt, Fr. Robert Popichak, Chorbishop Michael Kail and Fr. Remus Bleahu as Trustees. On November 18th at SS Cyril & Methodius Byzantine Catholic Seminary in Pittsburgh the group held an ecumenical prayer service that included Moleben to the Holy Spirit as part of a formal prayer service led by Fr. Dan Rohan himself

Personal Life

George was born in Youngstown, Ohio on February 4, 1964 to Sue Nakley and the late Raymond Nakley. Survived by his daughter Leah Nakley (Ravi Guttikonda); pet Brody; mother Sue; siblings Ray, Dom, Mike, Susie; former wife Eliza Rella; eight nieces and nephews, numerous cousins as well as an extended family of extended members – George will be greatly missed by those he leaves behind.

Anna Nakley Parker, 90, of Salem, NH passed away on April 15th 2020 at Mary Immaculate Nursing Home in Lawrence MA. She was the daughter of Habib and Rita Nakley and widow to the late George Parker. Survived by her sister Ann Parker of Salem; sister-in-law May Hedges also of Salem; as well as numerous nieces and nephews including Grandson Anthony Polcari.

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