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Paul Ignatz Vago

Paul Ignatz Vago
August 28, 1926, December 20, 2021.
Thirty years ago, this D**n Yankee moved to Unicoi with his wife, Beth (deceased 2019). Prior to that, he was born an American citizen in Youngstown, Ohio. It wasn’t long after that he found the love of his life, anything electrical, mechanical, or electronic that needed his talent of learning How and Why. Much to his surprise, he attended Youngstown Public Schools until grade 8 and then continued his education on his own. He was an electronic/design engineer. NASA was one of many gifted with his inquisitive mind and his ability to solve problems. He was instrumental in designing reverberation speakers and the ticket system that was used on turnpikes at the toll booths. He loved a good practical joke. Many recall his humor. Some received the benefit of his genius.
He died peacefully in his sleep at Christian Care Center of Unicoi. Per his request there will be no services or ceremony. His cremains will be interred with his wife, Beth at Garland Cemetery. He leaves his children, Judi Vago of Ohio, Paul (Zsofia) Vago of Hungary, Doris (Joe) Shininger of Ohio, Karen Benfield of Ohio and Steve (Marina) Vago of California, his stepchildren, Jean Cummings of New York and Ken (Helen) Bennett of Texas, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Special thanks to his devoted friends, Toby Wilkins and to Linda Roberts, both gave freely of their friendship to Paul and Beth. Much gratitude to his friends of Unicoi, each of you enriched his life in so many ways. Special thanks to the loving staff of the Christian Care Center of Unicoi, staff of Amedysis Hospice, especially Brittany, Jerry, and Gary the Chaplain whose visits he enjoyed. He would tell the Chaplain that he was a devout atheist but when he would leave, Dad would remind him to pray for him.
His daughters, Judi, and Karen, thank his friends for their kindness.