Nathan Abdallah PROTO
1980 - 2016
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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.

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Published in Press Democrat from Oct. 25 to Oct. 26, 2016.
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November 1, 2016
We send you love and hugs and our sympathy -we are so very sorry for your loss. We love you both so much, and feel this sorrow with you. Our hugs and love always -
Carol Leatherman
October 31, 2016
To the Proto family, my sincerest condolences. Rachel, what a great loss. Please do all you can to take care of yourself. I'll miss seeing the big guy around town. Peace. Matthew Woods-Sebastopol Hardware
matthew woods
October 30, 2016
Yes, Nathan we--and the world--will miss you so much.
Your warm, loving, fun, and generous spirit was a true gift to us all. My heart goes out to your family and especially to you, dear Rachel. He was taken from you--and us--much too soon. Lilith
Lilith Rogers
October 27, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. This is just devastating. Nathan was a peaceful, sweet guy, and I am deeply sorrowful hearing this painful news.
May you be comforted by the love of your family and friends...
October 27, 2016
Nathan was a keeper in all the very best ways. From the time I got to know him in his middle school years through his summer stints with Champs Camp I learned--not surprisingly--that he'd not fallen far from the Proto-Abdallah family tree. Nate's untimely passing makes it all too painfully evident that the world is not a just place it is just a place. My heart goes out to all who counted Nate an important member of their tribe. He will always hold a special place in my memories of my own LUSD family.
Jim Marsh
October 27, 2016
Carlo and Sheila
Our sincere sympathy to you and your family. He sounds like a special person and a gem of a teacher.We have lost touch through the years, but we send our sincere condolences. Roger and Janice Acquisto
October 26, 2016
Carlo and Sheila,
I am deeply saddened to hear about the loss of your son Nathan. I cannot imagine how difficult these days are for you, and I want you to know my positive thoughts and prayers are with you. Carlo, I have spoken with Alva about this and we join together in sending you our love and support.
Lou Womble
Lou Womble
October 25, 2016
Mr.& Mrs.Proto, Joseph & Rachel;
I met Nate a few years ago and instantly knew, I ran into a gem of a human being.
Nate was one of the nicest person I ever met.
His down to earth manner, his sincere thoughts & the true heart of a gentleman will always be etched in my heart & mind.
My sincere heartfelt condolences,

Joseph A Sheridan
Joseph Sheridan
October 25, 2016
Sheila, I am so sorry for the loss of your son. He sounds like a very fine young man. With love and prayers, Alberta Deerinck
October 25, 2016
Mr. Proto was my daughter Catherine's kindergarten teacher, in Cloverdale, Ca. during the 2007-2008 school year. I was working a swing shift job in those days, and spent quite a bit of time in his class, with him and the children. Nathan was a fine young man and a warm teacher. We talked about many topics, and had some spirited debates. His children loved him and so did I. He will surely be missed. God Bless his family always.
Mike Driver
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