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Nathaniel James Gard

Newark - A funeral service for Nathaniel James Gard, 5, of Newark, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, at First United Methodist Church, 88 N. 5th St., Newark with Pastors Bruce Dickerson of FUMC and Mark Katrick of St. John's UCC officiating. A private burial to be held in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Nathaniel died June 6, 2018 at Nationwide Children's Hospital. He was born March 4, 2013, in Newark, OH to Robert L. Collier II and Leah C. Gard.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brothers and sisters; Katie Gard, Chase Smith, Ethan Gard, Christina Tobias, Tray Collier, Alexis Collier; maternal grandparents John S. and Elaine (Kopke) Gard, paternal grandparents Pamela K. Conner and Robert L. Collier; aunts Rachel E. Gard, Amanda Seals, Crystal Hutchison, Heather J. Fox, Val Mockus; uncle Gary Mockus; great-aunt Patty Underwood; great uncle Sherman Puryear; great-aunt Mona Puryear.

Nathaniel was an active little boy who positively touched the lives of all he met. He always had a contagious smile. He loved for his Grandpa to hold him up so he could dunk basketballs. He and brother Ethan were very attached to each other - best buddies. He will be greatly missed.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 11, at the funeral home, 985 N. 21st St. Newark.

Contributions may be made to The PICU of Nationwide Children's Hospital, 700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 or to Heartbeats, 336 East Main Street, Newark, Ohio 43055 in Nathaniel's memory.

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Published in the Advocate on June 10, 2018
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