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Alphonse Nagourney

We mourn the loss of husband and father Alphonse Nagourney, 95, who died November 21, 2011 in Long Beach, California. A resident of Trumbull, Connecticut, he is survived by wife, Margaret; children, Brian Nagourney of Shanghai China, Sarah Nagourney of New York City, Dr Robert Nagourney of Long Beach, and grandchildren, Alexander, Adam and Natalie. Born in Brooklyn, New York, July 19, 1916, youngest of 6, his father was a prominent New York physician. With a degree from the Brooklyn College of Pharmacy, he pursued interests that included developing a line of women's perfume. A gifted entrepreneur, accomplishments include introduction of the topical germicide Betadine™, development of the Apgar-Score Timer in perinatology and the introduction of community-based cardiac resuscitation, as founder of Connecticut-based Resuscitation Laboratories. With business interests from Russia and China to Brazil, he spoke several languages including German and Spanish. Selfless, generous, energetic and creative he continued to pursue entrepreneurial business ideas well into his 80s. A voracious reader and entertaining raconteur, he always amused people with stories and witty anecdotes. Memorial Services: Sunday, December 11, 2011 1:00 PM at Bixby Knolls Tower, 3737 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach. In lieu of flowers family requests donations be made to the Nagourney Institute 501 c (3) Fed Tax ID #95-4731388, 750 E 29th St. Long Beach, CA 90806. Please sign the guest book at www.presstelegram.com/obituaries.
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram from Dec. 2 to Dec. 4, 2011
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