Keith John Nagel
June 8, 1962 – September 2, 2018
I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one. I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when day is done.
I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, of happy times, and laughing times and bright and sunny days.
I’d like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun of happy memories I leave behind when day is done.
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Keith John Nagel
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September 28, 2018
I only just heard about Keith's passing. I had spoken to him last month when he got the stage four diagnosis and was trying to figure all the hospice stuff. Then, he thought he still had three months and I was trying to see about hoping on a plane and visiting. Obviously, that is going to happen. But, I am so glad that we got to talk and have a heartfelt and meaningful conversation. Though I really didn't think it would be the last time.
I met Keith about 20 years ago in NYC. I had just launched a big dot com company, and Keith came in to talk to me about getting involved. While it wasn't the fit business-wise, it started a truly wonderful friendship that I will forever treasure.
I'm sad at the loss of my friend and such sweetheart of a guy. But, also relieved that he is no longer suffering or living with such a diminished quality of life.
I feel fortunate to have called him a friend, and I will, as I'm sure all of us who knew him will, keep his memory alive.
My sincere condolences to his family, friends and loved ones.
Jackie Lemon Reynolds
September 27, 2018
Our time sharing a balcony at MSU, exploring Paris, British Isles and beyond, catching Evita on the London stage and random phone calls over the last 30+ years - all of these are forever in my heart. Thank you, Keith, for the love and laughter!
Pam Popovics Rowe
September 11, 2018
Too many memories over the last 4+ decades. The spontaneous phone calls where we spent at least a minimum of 60 mins. I am sorry that your time on this earth was so short. I will think of you often my dear friend. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends during this difficult time.
I love you Keith! Until we meet again.
September 7, 2018
My favorite high school memory of Keith was a wonderful, silly, cold December night. Keith, Marcia Walworth, Lisa Barrett, and I went Christmas caroling. This also included running around snow covered streets and imbibing liquid to keep us warm.... Always warm and loving thoughts of you Keith. May you Rest in Peace.