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NAGLER--Stewart Gordon, died March 29, 2012 after a long illness. He was 69 years old. Beloved wife of Ronnie. Devoted father of Ellen, David and Amy and grandfather of Brooke and Emily and cherished stepfather of Lauren and David, Dana and Steven and grandfather of Adam, Evan, Emma and Alex. Loving brother to Lenore and David. He was predeceased by his first wife Bonnie and his parents Mary and Henry Nagler. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he was a summa cum laude graduate in mathematics of the Polytechnic University of New York, and later served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Polytechnic. He spent his entire working career of 43 years at the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and Metlife, Inc., retiring in 2004 as Vice Chairman, Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. He was a long-time leader in the insurance industry, responsible for numerous innovations in the life insurance and pension business, and was a former Chairman of the Life Insurance Council of New York and a board member of the American Academy of Actuaries. In recent years he was active as a director of the Nassau County AHRC Foundation. He had previously served as a Chairman of the Reinsurance Group of America, a board member of Tesoro Petroleum Corp., a Trustee of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and a Trustee of Barnard College. A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 2 at 11:45am at Riverside Memorial Chapel, 180 West 76th Street, New York, New York. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to either the Nassau County AHRC Foundation, 189 Wheatley Road, #3, Brookville, New York 11545 or The Dana Farber Cancer Institute to Support the Ronnie and Stewart Nagler Fund, with checks sent to The Dana Farber Cancer Institute to Support the Ronnie and Stewart Nagler Fund, c/o Kate Hall, 10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor, Brookline, Massachusetts 02445.

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Published in New York Times on Mar. 31, 2012.
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April 4, 2012
I First met Stu when he started work in the Actuarial Department at MetLife. He was a big help to me during my 27 years there. I was sad to hear of his passing. My sympathy to his family.
I M McManus
April 2, 2012
Stu Nagler was a brilliant leader, a pathbreaking executive and a compassionate human being. He always encouraged people and advised them to strive for excellence. I will always remember him as someone who personified the best of Metroplitan Life. Roz joins me in extending our condolences and prayers to Ronnie and her family.
Ira Friedman
April 2, 2012
I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Nagler, I had the pleasure of working with him through the AHRC Foundation Board, he was a kind and generous man, and I wish to send my condolences to Ronni and the family. Linda Schur Scalettar New York
April 2, 2012
Stu was a quiet, funny and thoughtful leader who helped me tremendously during my career at MetLife. My thoughts are with his family.
janette Raffino
April 1, 2012
Challenged by his curiousity and insatiable pursuit of knowledge, it indeed was an honor to work with Mr. Nagler on a personal and professional level. I will forever remember those (for me) wonderful times. My deepest condolences to his family.
Herb Sauer
April 1, 2012
I met him the day he started working at Met Life, He was then recognized as a future leader, as he went on as one of the youngest ever to become a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries.
Morris Eisner
April 1, 2012
Stu Nagler was one of the most humble and gracious individuals and leaders I have ever met during my 33 year tenure at MetLife. He inspired me in many ways that I will forever be grateful. To the Nagler family during this moment of reflection, know that Mr. Nagler's presence and influence will never be forgotten. Please live on through him.
April 1, 2012
Please accept my sympathy for your loss. I worked for Stu many years at MetLife. He was a kind and gentle man.
John Welch
March 31, 2012
Stu Nagler was a MetLife icon and legendary leader. In addition to his monumental professional accomplishments, he was a warm, personable and encouraging leader who made a profound impact on myself and other young MetLife people. I am so saddened by his loss but am consoled by the many memories of times with him and Ronnie that will forever remain part of his legacy. Zoltan Gombas
Zoltan Gombas
March 31, 2012
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
Steven Johnson
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