Joan R. Nat
July 20, 2011

Joan R. Nat, 77, of Old Forge, passed away Wednesday evening, July 20, 2011, at her home. She was born October 21, 1933, in the Austin Heights section of Old Forge. She was a daughter of the late John and Anna Marie Potempa Krafchak and the step-daughter of the late Joseph Gorniak. Joan was a graduate of Old Forge High School, class of 1951, and the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. She was a devoted and caring Registered Nurse who worked for over 30 years at Mercy Hospital, Scranton, as well as in private duty nursing, caring for various individuals in their homes. She was a member of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea. Joan was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who found great happiness in spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Joan was preceded in death by her brother, the Rev. John S. Krafchak; and step-brother Richard. Surviving is her husband, Andrew J. Nat Jr., with whom she celebrated 53 years of marriage with this past April 19. Also surviving are daughter, Maryann Burke of Frederick, Md.; sons, Drew Nat and his wife, JoAnn, of Exeter, and John Nat and his wife, Sandra, of Duryea; grandchildren, Megan, Erin, Julianna and Christopher; sister, Dorothy Cichon, and her husband, Thomas, of Newton, N.J.; step-sister, Marcella Mlodzienski and her husband, Stanley, of Scranton; as well as several nieces and nephews. Funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Monday from the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main St., Duryea, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Holy Rosary Church, Duryea. Interment will be held in St. Stanislaus Cemetery, Old Forge. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Published by Times Leader on Jul. 22, 2011.
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to the nat family, we are so sorry for your loss. we know she will be sadly missed. always keep your precious memories and she will never be gone. love, the frost family
margaret frost
July 25, 2011
Uncle Andy, MaryAnn, Drew, John and Family,

Aunt Joan was a special Lady and will never be forgotten. We know she is at piece with the Angels now. We have nothing but great memories to remember her by. We are saddened by your loss. Please know our prayers are with you all now during this difficult time.
All our Love
Dale, Valarie, Nickolas, Tristan, and Piper
Dale Nat
July 24, 2011
Drew, Joann & family,
We are saddened to hear of your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Ted & Gina Kross
& family
July 22, 2011
To the family of Joan: Sorry to read about the passing of your wife and mother. Joan an I were friends while raising our children in Austin Heights. She was a wonderful friend at that time of our lives. I know she will be missed by all who knew her especially her children. My sympathy goes out to them. Sincerely : Shirley Robinson Marks and Sons Allen and Scott Robinson Now residing in Boca Raton Florida
July 22, 2011
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