It is with great sadness that we announce that Donna Nangle, a wonderful colleague and friend to us here at NARIC, passed away yesterday, December 21, 2011 in Petersburg, Virginia, where she had lived since retiring from the Department in 2010.
Ms. Nangle began her Federal career in 1978 and spent many of those years in OSERS. She came to work at NIDRR in the 1990s. It was through her that we met the grantees every year. We could always count on her to answer the questions and concerns of our patrons as they prepared their own grant applications. Donna leaves, to quote one grantee, “a great legacy for NIDRR to feel so good about—always so pleasant and professional, just a delightful ambassador to the thousands of people who called to NIDRR—and a staunch advocate for individuals with disabilities.”
Donna is survived by her husband, Paul, and her mother, Lois. Funeral arrangements have yet finalized, but it is expected that there will be a service in Alexandria in the New Year. Donna was a dear friend and colleague and she will be missed.
Memorial services and remembrance information is listed in Donna’s obituary.