Baruch Dayan HaEmet – William Nagel z”l

William “Bill” Nagel z”l

Bill Nagel, husband of Joan Nagel, passed away on Tuesday evening, August 16, 2022, at Boulder Community Hospital after a bad fall that left fractures in his neck.  Bill has struggled with complications from Parkinson’s Disease for several years.

The funeral for Bill will be on Friday August 19th, with a 10:00 am memorial service at Bonai Shalom, followed by a burial at 11:30am at Mountain View Memorial Park, 3016 Kalmia Ave, Boulder.

You can follow the service at Bonai on livestream here.

Parking may be tight at Bonai Shalom, so please use the JCC parking lot across the street.

The family will have visitation hours for shiva calls at the Nagel’s home, 711 Iris Avenue, Boulder, CO 80304 at the following times:
Sunday 21st – 1-5pm
Monday 22nd – 1-5:30pm, with a short minyan and kaddish at 5pm
Tuesday 23rd – 4-8pm, with some sharing and kaddish for the family at 6:30pm

If you would like to donate tzedakah in Bill’s memory, please direct your donations to the Davis Phinney Foundation or a charity of your choice.

William Fraser Nagel was born in Trenton, New Jersey on May 31st, 1950.  He was a very respected lawyer, starting his career as a probation and parole officer, then working for the County Attorney, in private practice and in the District Attorney’s office until he retired.  Bill was kind and always curious and analytical and committed to justice. 

Bill is survived by his wife of 39 years, Joanie, who has been devoted to his care, children Robin and Sam and their spouses Cole and Will, grandchildren Willow and Sage, brothers Bob (Pru) and Jack (Barbara) and the nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Our condolences and wishes of strength and comfort to all the mourners. May Bill be remembered for a blessing always.

Blessings,
Rabbi Marc

About Rabbi Marc Soloway

Marc is a native of London, England where he was an actor and practitioner of complimentary medicine before training as a rabbi in London, Jerusalem and Los Angeles. He was ordained at the Ziegler School of Rabbinical Studies at the American Jewish University in 2004 and has been the the spiritual leader at Bonai Shalom in Boulder ever since. Marc was a close student of Rabbi Zalman Schechter Shalomi and received an additional smicha (rabbinic ordination) from him in 2014, just two months before he died. He has been the host and narrator of two documentary films shown on PBS; A Fire in the Forest: In Search of the Baal Shem Tov and Treasure under the Bridge: Pilgrimage to the Hasidic Masters of Ukraine. Marc is a graduate of the Institute of Jewish Spirituality, a fellow of Rabbis Without Borders, has traveled to Ghana in a rabbinic delegation with American Jewish World Service and co-chair of the Rabbinical Council and national board member of Hazon, which strives to create more sustainable Jewish communities. In 2015, Marc was among a group of 12 faith leaders honored at The White House as “Champions of Change” for work on the climate. Marc is a proud member of Beit Izim, Boulder’s Jewish goat milking co-op.

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