Obituary of Robert Alan Nagle
Robert Alan Nagle - January 18, 1934 to July 15, 2023.
Robert transitioned peacefully from this life to a life without pain or suffering. All of his close family in Tucson spent private time with him this week.
Robert retired from USAF in 1976 as a Lt. Col.
Loving comments were always forthcoming about how Robert was such a nice, caring man. When he purchased Robison Marble Co., he hired 2 men who were in the Air Force and needed more money for their families. He also hired a man who just walked into the store and asked to work. A surprise for both of them was that they grew up in the same town very close to each other.
Robert was born in Allentown Pennsylvania 89 years ago. After graduating from Franklin & Marshall in 1955, he joined the Air Force. He was a pilot who flew C-130s, and ended up in Viet Nam for one year. The Air Force moved him around to several bases, ending in Tucson at DMAFB as commander of Drone Squadron. He married Judy in 1974 in the Langley AFB Chapel. Then returned to Tucson. He retired in 1976, attended U of A planning to get his Masters, but decided to purchase Robison Marble Company instead. This was a very interesting change for him. After improving the business for a few years, he added a new building. Robert dealt with both builders and individuals. Our manager eventually bought the marble business and Bob fully retired. He began selling at antique shows and renting antique mall booths in Tucson. He enjoyed traveling to many cities to sell and made many friends. And he built a good solid reputation on eBay.
Robert is survived by his wife of 49 years, Judy; Daughter Kathy Stroble (Bill) of Pennsylvania and Tucson, son Steven Nagle, and Ethan; Stepsons Jeffrey Davis; Leonard Davis (Donna) (Florida), Grandchild Erin (Casey) Ramsey and their 7-year-old daughter Brooklynn. Great Granddaughter Brooklynn lovingly brought him a small stuffed toy elephant. Grandsons Kyle Davis, Cody Davis and Eli Davis. Our adopted son Ethan whispered in Papa's ear Thursday that He loved Papa so much and thanked him for being a dad to him when he didn't have one.