Honorable Joseph Robert Nacy

The Honorable Joseph Robert Nacy, 94, of Washington, D.C., and Leesburg, Virginia, died Sunday, March 8, 2020, at Heritage Hall in Leesburg after suffering a stroke. Joseph Robert was born June 17, 1925, in Jefferson City, Missouri. He was the elder of two sons born to Joseph Peter Nacy and Thelma Beryl (Tapp) Nacy. Joe, or “Judge” as many fondly called him, loved to tell stories and jokes and was a wealth of information on history, classi-cal music, the Civil War, and WWII. He was a proud Army veteran, devoted Catholic, and loving family man. In his prime, he loved to run and compete in races. He graduated high school in June of 1943 and signed up to serve his country in World War II in September of 1943. He served in the 2nd Platoon Company C, 1268th Engineer Combat Battalion in France and Germany in the European Theater of Operations, and Luzon, Philippine Islands, in the Pacific. He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant in 1946. In December of 1946, Joe met Mary Jane Mossinghoff who would later become his loving wife on January 3, 1953. Joe graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law (J.D.) in June 1951 and was admitted to the Mis-souri Bar in September 1951. He practiced transportation law in Jefferson City Missouri from 1951 to 1970, when he relocated his wife and family to Washington, D.C., to serve as an Administrative Law Judge at the Interstate Commerce Commission. In December 1980, he transferred to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, where he served as a Judge for 32 years. Judge Nacy retired on November 30, 2013, bringing his total Federal service to 46 years. He lived in D.C. until retirement when he moved to Leesburg, Virginia, to be closer to his family. Joe spent his final years keeping the wonderful staff at Heritage Hall in Leesburg entertained with his stories, as well as his son Matthew and daughter-in-law Kari, who assisted in his care. He was one of kind and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. He leaves behind his loving children, daughter, Mary Nacy Pi and husband Fransesc Pi, his son, Matthew J. Nacy and wife Kari, and son, Christopher J. Nacy. Joe was the very proud grandfather of five grandchildren, Stephen Nacy, Suzanne Nacy, Megan Saunders, Marcel Pi, and Savannah Nacy; and four great-grandchildren, Lily Nacy, Ashton Saunders, Sebastian Saunders, and Esmond Saunders. He was preceded in death by his devoted wife of 63 years, Mary Jane Nacy; his brother, James Oliver Nacy; and countless other loved ones from the Nacy and Mossinghoff families. Memorial service and interment will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, in the name of Honorable Joseph R. Nacy, may be sent to Friends of the National World War II Memorial, https://www.wwiimemorialfriends.org. Online condolences may be expressed at www.loudounfuneralchapel.com.

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