Walter Stephen (Steve) Nagle ran into the arms of his Savior on July 15, 2022.
Walter Stephen (Steve) Nagle ran into the arms of his Savior on July 15, 2022. He was born in Vincennes, In., on April 17, 1946, the only child of Frankemae E. (Andrews) and Jesse E. Nagle.
Steve graduated from Lincoln High School in Vincennes and began his undergraduate studies at Indiana State University. He graduated from the Indiana College of Mortuary Science in 1967. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1968-1972 as a hospital corpsman during the Vietnam War era. During that time, he had the privilege of singing in the Navy Bluejackets Choir in 1968, and serving with the Marine Corps (Golf Co., 2/8 MarDiv) as a combat corpsman in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
He married the love of his life, Kathie (Myers) on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 1970. They enjoyed nearly 52 years of marriage.
Steve graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in 1976 as a Physician Assistant. He practiced Family Medicine in Lancaster County, Pa., General, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery in Naples, Fl., and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pa. In 2004, he was accepted into the first class of mid-level providers in Geisinger’s Gastroenterology Fellowship to study hepatology. He remained in the gastroenterology department until retirement in 2012. Until their move to Cross Keys Retirement Village in 2020, Steve could be regularly seen serving up fresh-roasted coffee beans to customers at Bason’s Coffee.
Steve was an active member of Danville First Baptist Church. Over the years he served on the Board of Deacons, was a Jr./Sr. High youth leader, led the Praise Team for contemporary worship services, sang bass in the senior choir, and headed up the Active Retired Men in Service (ARMS) group. He sang bass in the gospel quartet Common Bond.
Steve enjoyed spending time with his family doing just about anything. He was a lifelong musician (organ, piano, guitar, percussion) and was honored to have one of his compositions performed by the First Baptist Church choir. Later in life, he pursued art as a hobby and enjoyed pencil art, acrylics, and watercolor painting. Along with golfing, reading, riding motorcycle, camping, and gardening, he loved entertaining and exasperating friends and family with a seemingly endless supply of Dad jokes.
In addition to his devoted and loving wife, Kathie, he is also survived by one daughter, Lea Plante, son-in-law Dereck, and grandchildren Ruth and Alan; one son, Andrew, daughter-in-law Jamie (Vegh), and three grandchildren: Lily, Grant, and Caleb, all of whom he adored.
A Celebration of Steve’s life will be held on Wednesday, July 20, 2022at 12:00 Noon at First Baptist Church of Danville 12 Brookside Drive (off 642 E.) Danville PA with the Reverend Dawes J. Dunham officiating. Friends will be received from 10:30-11:45 AM.
Military rites will be accorded by the Danville American Legion Post 40 Honor Guard and the United States Navy Honor Guard. Burial will be held in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Pleasant Valley, Maryland.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Danville Music Ministry.
Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home, Inc. 42 West Mahoning Street Danville PA.