Alex Vargo Jr.

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 21, 2010

Alex W. Vargo, Jr.

Alex W. Vargo, Jr., 61, of Carrsville, VA entered into rest on Thursday, January 21, 2010 in the Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Norfolk, VA. He was born September 20, 1948 in Easton, Pa, a loving son of Alex W. Vargo, Sr. and Lorraine Heller Vargo.

He and his wife, Jill Evans Vargo, were married for 29 years. He worked as an auditor for 15 years for the U.S. Department of Defense and was President of the Southside Gas Inc. in Franklin, VA. He was a graduate of Easton Area High School, Class of 1967, where he excelled in football and got his nickname “AX”. At Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA., he was outstanding offensive lineman in football and was a Little All-American and graduated in 1971 with a BA in Business Administration. He played semi-professional football for the Schuylkill County Coal Crackers, the Portsmouth Bucs and the Hagerstown Bears. He enjoyed playing rugby for the Norfolk Rugby Club where he started the Virginia Beach Falcons which is still in existence today. When he couldn’t play anymore, he officiated for several years in Norfolk and all over Florida. Ax was well known as an avid shooter in sporting clays and enjoyed the competition and his special friends that he made at Providence Forge Sporting Clays. His special joy was going home to Easton to visit family and friends for the traditional Easton/Phillipsburg high school football game on Thanksgiving morning at Lafayette College which he never missed for 52 years. He was a life member of the Order of the Fleas, Inc. in Easton.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Jill, he is survived by a son, Evan S. Vargo of Carrsville, VA and a daughter, Allie N. Vargo of Greenville, NC; two brothers, Drew Vargo and wife, Judy of Newport, Kentucky, and Bobby Vargo of Easton; and his beloved dog, “Dutch”. Alex was predeceased by a brother, Keith Vargo.

A memorial service will be conducted at 2 pm Saturday in the chapel of Wright Funeral Home with Pastor Chuck Worth officiating. A celebration of Alex’s life will be at Fred’s Restaurant on Main Street in Franklin following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a favorite charity.