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Dr. Cornelius Hugo Nau, Sr., age 96, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2013. He is survived by Carolyn Sugg Nau, his wife of 62 years. Also, he is survived by children: Dr. Cornelius H. Nau, Jr., John Sugg Nau (Diane S. Nau), Dr. Thomas W. Nau (Dr. Susan Tillman), James S. Nau, Nancy N. Navey (Dr. Allen E. Navey). Grandchildren include Erin Carlile, Anna Nau, John S. Nau, Jr., Marshall D. Nau, Nathaniel C. Navey, William A. Navey, and five great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Gus and Lina Nau, two sisters and two brothers.
Following graduation from Brackenridge High School, Dr. Nau subsequently graduated from St. Mary's University, and The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston with internship at Robert B. Green Hospital in San Antonio. His pediatric residency included New York Medical College with associated hospitals in New York City. Upon graduation from medical school, Dr. Nau was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army assigned to the Army Air Corps.
He began his private practice of pediatrics in 1950 in San Antonio. The United States called on him again in 1953 to serve his country and was assigned to the U.S. Air Force. He later returned to his private practice in San Antonio where he continued his chosen and loved profession for over forty years.
Dr. Nau was active in the Bexar County Medical Society, Texas Medical Association, American Medical Association, San Antonio Pediatric Society, Texas Pediatric Society, American Academy of Pediatrics and American Board of Pediatrics.
His volunteer service included his appointment as Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at U.T.H.S.C.S.A. For many decades he enjoyed serving in the Catholic Diocese well-baby clinic and the San Antonio Rehabilitation Center (Easter Seal). Additional service included working with educators in other organizations to address issues with children's learning disabilities.
Dr. Nau always had a great involvement with his family enjoying life and it's every moment with a happy attitude.
Visitation was held on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Porter Loring on McCullough.
FEBRUARY 20, 2013
Interment in Sunset Memorial Park.
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Published in Express-News from Feb. 19 to Feb. 20, 2013