Former Guthrie urology chief passes away
A retired Guthrie physician who served as head of the Guthrie Clinic's urology department for 20 years passed away Sunday.
Warren C. "Bud" Nagle, M.D. died peacefully Jan. 20 at his Athens home, according to an obituary in this newspaper. Nagle was 86 years old.
Nagle was born in Philadelphia in 1926, the son of the late Dr. Frank O. and Alice Zahm Nagle, and graduated from Dartmouth College and Harvard Medical School, according to a biography of Nagle provided by Guthrie. Nagle was part of the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society at Dartmouth.
Nagle interned at Lankenau Hospital in Philadelphia, then spent four years specializing in urology at the University of Iowa before spending four years in private practice in Carlisle, Pa., according to Guthrie.
Nagle joined the Guthrie Clinic in 1962, serving as chief of urology from 1964 to 1984. Nagle retired in 1991 after 29 years of service, according to Guthrie.
During his time at Guthrie, Nagle served on the clinic's board of directors from 1973 to 1985, was secretary and then president of the Robert Packer Hospital medical staff and served as president of the Bradford County Medical Society.
Nagle "found that he enjoyed the concept of group practice because he could practice with other specialists and in one hospital," reads a biography of Nagle provided by Guthrie and prepared at the approximate time of his retirement. "He considers himself a 'grunt urologist,' but his accomplishments at the Clinic and the Robert Packer Hospital are significant."
According to Guthrie, Nagle performed the first radical prostatectomy, cystectomy, ileal conduit and urinary diversion procedures at the Robert Packer Hospital and initiated and successfully implanted over 70 prostheses to treat impotence.
Calling hours for Nagle will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home on South Main Street in Athens, according to his obituary.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at St. John Lutheran Church on South Hopkins Street in Sayre, with the Rev. Alexandra Liepe officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's Evangelical Church Cemetery in Catawissa, Pa.
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