Thomas Albert Naegele Do
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

Published by The Reno Gazette Journal and Lyon County News Leader from Jun. 17 to Jun. 24, 2021.
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What an honor it has been to know such a great man. Brilliant, kind, caring, and unconventional! He will always be our special Dr. T. We miss you!
Dan & Myhrna Black
August 7, 2021
I also attended medical school with Tom. I learned the meaning of `spelunking´ from him. It sounds like he had a very happy and full life. My prayers for his family. God bless.
Marla Signs
July 3, 2021
I attended MSU-COM with Tom and graduated with him. I have fond memories and enjoyed reading about his life, work and family. I am sorry for your loss.
Joyce Michael
July 1, 2021
I just found out that Doctor Tom passed away on June 8. He was a fantastic gentleman, brilliant person, a good doctor, and and very dear friend of mine. He was a student of mine when he was going to school at Michigan State. He moved away from Michigan to New Mexico where he finished out his career and his life here and in Nevada. Words can´t tell you what he means to me. Very good friend. May God bless him and his family.
George Williams
June 30, 2021
My deepest sympathy to your family for your loss. I will miss him and think of him often. He was brilliant and in my observation and opinion a genius. The finest doctor I ever had and I have had so many. He was a wonderful man with tremendous powerful energy and he is with us all. Thank you for sharing such a treasure on this side. See you soon my friend.
Gregory Brown
June 26, 2021
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