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Dr. Samuel D. Nagel

Dr. Samuel D. Nagel, 92, of Southfield, Michigan, died on 04 September 2019.

The Funeral was held at The Davidson/Hermelin Chapel at Clover Hill Park, 2425 14 Mile Rd, Birmingham MI 48009 on Friday, 06 September 2019 at 11:00 AM .

Rabbi Aaron Bergman, Cantor Leonard Gutman officiated.

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Interment at Clover Hill Park Cemetery.

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The family of Dr. Samuel D. Nagel will be gathering through the evening of Sunday, September 08 at the residence of Lawrence and Cindy Nagel, 4652 Chelsea Lane, Bloomfield Hills MI 48301.

On Friday immediately following interment, family and friends will gather until 5:00 p.m.; on Saturday from 12:00-5:00 p.m.; on Sunday from 1:00-5:00 p.m. and again from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Religious services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Sunday evening.

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Family members include:
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Penny (Isaacs).

He was born June 23, 1927 in Detroit, MI, the devoted son of Benjamin and Ethel (Matz) Nagel. He grew up on Elmhurst in Detroit above Nagel's Grocery Store and spent summers being a lifeguard at Belle Isle. Sy (as he was then known) graduated from Cass Tech High School. After serving in the Navy, he graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, both as an undergraduate (BA) and then from its dental school (DDS) in 1954. He was a lifetime Wolverine (Go Blue!). Never forgetting what U-M did for him, he and his wife Penny established the Nagel Scholarship Fund, a need-based scholarship for deserving dental students. Throughout his career, Sam practiced dentistry in Allen Park.

He is survived by his loving children, Larry (Cindy) Nagel and Sheryl and Nancy Nagel, his granddaughters Jaclyn and Elizabeth Nagel, his brother Leonard (Raechel) Nagel and his brother-in-law, Joseph Diamond (predeceased by his wife, Phyllis).

When we was not practicing dentistry, Sam could be found playing tennis at the Detroit Tennis Club and doing ceramics. With his wife Penny, he loved collecting contemporary and folk art, cooking gourmet food, entertaining, traveling the world and spending time with his family. Gratefully, he had recently spent a week on vacation with his family in Union Pier.

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Dr. Samuel D. Nagel may do so by making a contribution to:

University of Michigan School of Dentistry
Nagel Scholarship Fund
540 E. Liberty, Suite 204
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2210
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