Bethlehem Press

Friday, November 15, 2019

Shirley Lynn Nagle, head nurse

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

Shirley Lynn Nagle, 92, of Bethlehem, died Oct. 14, 2019. She was the wife of the late Donald G Nagle for 65 years. Born in Bethlehem, she was a daughter of the late Wilbert S. and Mildred (Werkheiser) Lynn.

She was a 1944 graduate of Liberty HS and of the 1947 nursing class of St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing.

She was a registered nurse and a head nurse at St. Luke’s for seven years. She then worked part-time as a private duty nurse. In 1969, she became a head nurse of the emergency room at the then Muhlenberg Medical Center. She was the director of the operating room nursing services.

She was a member of Edgeboro Moravian Church and an advocate of Moravian music.

She was second chair clarinet for the Moravian Symphony in Brass & Reeds during the 1960s.She was a 50-year member of Calypso Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star. She was a Rangerette for the Bethlehem Tall Cedars of Lebanon.

She is survived by two sons; Jack, and David and his wife Pam; a daughter, Jane Martin and her husband Carl; three grandchildren, Michael Jankiewicz and his wife Catherine, Lindsey Jankiewicz Breiner and her husband Dan and Julie Nagle; a great-grandchild, Elyse Breiner; two stepgrandchildren, Lynette and Leslie Martin; and a step great-grandchild, Shea Valbrun.

Contributions may be made to Edgeboro Moravian Church, 645 Hamilton Ave., Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 18017.

Arrangements were made by Cantelmi-Long Funeral Home Inc., Bethlehem.