Thomas Albert Naegele, DO
April 2, 1952 - June 8, 2021
Dr. Thomas Naegele passed away peacefully at home 6/8/21 with his family by his side. He is survived by his wife Sarah Naegele and his four sons: Zao, Ray, Sun and Leonard.
He was born in Lakewood, Ohio to Ray and Rosamonde Naegele. He graduated with degrees in Botany and Computer Science from Michigan Tech before attending medical school at Michigan State, where he graduated with a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his Family Medicine Residency program at Saginaw Osteopathic Hospital.
Dr. Naegele worked as a physician and researcher for 44 years, authoring 14 books and publishing 40 articles. He also worked as a civilian physician contractor for the US Air Force during the Gulf war and performed medical missionary work in Catanduanes, Philippines (the island where his wife Sarah was born). He loved Catanduanes, the local people, and the many friends he made throughout his life.
He was a devout catholic and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He felt his main life task was to demonstrate the Power and the Glory of the Holy Trinity.
His family remembers him as a loving, fun and adventurous family man. He loved the outdoors, caving, mining and botany. He took his family on innumerable outdoor adventures and passed this love of the outdoors on to his sons. He is dearly missed.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Dr. Naegele's church:
Holy Cross Catholic Community Church; Sparks, NV holycrosssparks.weshareonline.org
Published by The Reno Gazette Journal and Lyon County News Leader from Jun. 17 to Jun. 24, 2021.