Robert William Nat, 70, of Edwardsville, died Monday, June 29, 2009, surrounded by his family.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, on February 9, 1939, he was a son of the late Andrew Nat and Anna Gaydos Nat. He was a graduate of Coughlin High School, Wilkes-Barre.
After graduation, he joined the Air Force and was attached to USAF Security Service as a radio intelligence officer. He was assigned to the National Security Service (NSA) during his 20 years of service. He was stationed all over the world, including Okinawa, Japan; Germany; Philippines and England. It was in England where he met his wife.
After retiring from the Air Force, he graduated from College Misericordia. He worked in a variety of positions at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre, and was the assistant director of the VA Outpatient Clinic in Sayre. He worked for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, managing stores throughout Luzerne County.
After retiring, he continued the pursuit of his lifelong love of music, singing and playing guitar. He was a Mason and a Red Cross volunteer.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Francis Nat; and sister Marie Katchik.
Surviving are his wife of 45 years, Yvonne Lois Stevens Nat; son Dale Nat and his wife, Valarie; grandchildren Nickolas and Tristan; son Jason Nat and his fiancée, Michelle; daughter Melanie Jones and her husband, Rick; sister Irene Ashford; brothers Andrew Nat Jr., Bernard Nat.
Robert’s funeral service will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. from the E. Blake Collins Funeral Home, 159 George Ave., Wilkes-Barre. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Therese Church, Shavertown. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Byzantine Cemetery, Dallas. Family and friends may call Wednesday, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.
Condolences can be sent to the family at: www.eblakecollins.com .
Published by Times Leader on Jun. 30, 2009.