PROTO, Nathan Abdallah 36 years old, passed away in Sebastopol on October 15, 2016. He was born on March 14, 1980 in Stockton, California. He is survived by his parents, Carlo Proto and Sheila Abdallah, his brother, Joe Proto (Lindsey Haskell) and Nathan's fiancée Rachel Perry. Nathan grew up in Stockton, California. He attended San Diego State University and then earned his elementary teaching credential from Sonoma State University. After teaching kindergarten and third grade for three years in Cloverdale, Sonoma County, Nathan started his own business in Sebastopol, where he and Rachel lived until his death. Nathan also established a strong relationship in San Juan del Rio, Oaxaca, Mexico, trying to create community pride and economic opportunity for the village. He is survived by an extended loving family and community of friends. Nathan embraced life fully, sharing his gentle spirit with all. He will be dearly missed. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on November 19th, 2016 at Zion Lutheran Church, 808 Porter Ave, Stockton, CA.
Published in Press Democrat from Oct. 25 to Oct. 26, 2016.