Matthew J. Nat

LAKE ARIEL — Matthew J. Nat, 65, of Lake Ariel, passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at his home.

He was born in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 15, 1948, a son of the late Michael and Rose Wegrzyn Nat.

Matt was a graduate of Coughlin High School, class of 1966, and a graduate of Fort Lauderdale University, class of 1974, where he received degrees in accounting and business administration.

For the past three years, Matt has been enjoying his retirement with his loving wife and his beloved children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Karen R. Krugel Nat; and by his sons, Michael Nat and his wife, Kimberly, Inman, South Carolina, Mark Nat and his wife, Ashley, Pocono Summit; grandchildren: Michael John, Katelynn Rose, Addison Jada and Mason John Nat; nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Buddy.

Funeral services will be held 9 a.m. Tuesday from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Fatima Parish at St. Mary's Church of the Immaculate Conception, 134 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends may call from 8 to 9 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in to Dessin Animal Shelter, 138 Miller Drive, Honesdale, PA 18431.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting Matthew's obituary at

Funeral Home

Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home
89 Park Ave Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
(570) 825-3138

Published in Times Leader from May 17 to May 18, 2014