It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of CMSgt Michael John Nagle, Jr., USAF (Ret.) 80, loving husband, devoted father and grandfather.
“John”, as he was known to his family and friends was born March 31st 1931 in Long Island City, Queens New York. The son of Irish immigrants and the oldest of nine children, he entered the United States Air Force at age 18 and enjoyed a distinguished 25 year career.
He obtained the highest enlisted grade (CMSgt), four medals of commendation and a meritorious service medal for superior analytical and leadership abilities. His job as an intelligence analyst required extensive travel, some of his posts included: Germany, Italy, England, Turkey, Newfoundland, Guam, Thailand, Okinawa and Pakistan.
After retiring from the Air Force in 1974, He was contracted by Bendix Field Engineering and worked and lived on the Island of Shemya as a Technical Operations Manager. In 1982 John was employed by NASA as a Supervisory Inventory Management Specialist with the Directorate of Energy Management Materials Division. He was able to take part in the Space Shuttle Program from its infancy and had the honor of attending numerous launches and landings of the shuttle vehicles during his career.
After retiring from NASA in 1996 he enjoyed spending time with his family at his lake house in Lakehills, TX, traveling with his wife to their property in Branson MO., as well as being able to fulfill his dream of flying a glider.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Johanna Cronin; father, Michael John Nagle; brothers, Walter Nagle, Kenneth Nagle, Robert Nagle; and sister, Phyllis Folger.
Survivors: his wife of 22 years Peggy Jeanne Nagle; children of Michael John Nagle & Jean Sylvia O’Neill: Sean Nagle, Kevin Nagle and Wife Rachel; grandchildren Alexa, John-Michael & Lily of Mandeville LA.; Colleen Collazo and Husband Fernando Jr.; grandchildren, Dillon & Cameron of Bulverde TX.; brothers, Roy Nagle, Ray Nagle; sisters, Pauline Kraich and Rose Macgirvin.
MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012
FORT SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL CEMETARY
1520 HARRY WURZBACH ROAD
In Lieu of flowers please consider a memorial contribution to “The Alzheimer's Association”.
Born: March 31, 1931
Place of Birth: Long Island City, NY
Death: March 9, 2012
Place of Death: San Antonio, TX
Occupation: USAF Intel
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Porter Loring Mortuary