Robert William Nat
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.
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Published by Times Leader on Jun. 30, 2009.
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As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Cathy Snyder
July 14, 2009
Dearest Auntie Lois, Dale, Jason and Melanie

Words cannot describe how we are feeling on the passing of Uncle Bob (Elvis). We will hold close to our hearts all the wonderful times we spent with him, espcially being part of our wedding day in March 2005. The hundreds of memories will be with us till we meet again.

You are always in our thoughts and hearts.
God Bless
Adrian,Dee,Kimberley,Nathan and Ross
July 6, 2009
Please accept my deepest condolences. Robert will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Janet (Murphy) Sladinski
July 4, 2009
Auntie Lois,Dale,Jason and Melanie
I cannot believe Uncle Bob has gone.I will always remember the good times,fun and jokes,and of couse our trip down to Nashville last year.
Love you all

Ian,Sandra and Karl
July 3, 2009
Today's Air Force Honor Gaurd was amazing. Dad would have loved it!
Dale Nat
July 2, 2009
Dear Lois and Family, we offer our deepest sympathy and regrets for your loss. We regret being unable to see you in your time of need due other commitments.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Jack and Sally Finor
July 2, 2009
Dear Mrs. Nat, Dale, Valarie, Nikolas, Tristan, Jay, Michelle, Melanie and Rick,

Liza and I send our deepest sympathy to you all in this time of grief. You are all in our prayers.
Corey Rosentel
July 1, 2009
Dear Lois and family,
Our prayers are with you and Bob. I will be at Mass Thursday morning. Cowboy Bob had a good run since we met in 1963. I think of your wedding in 64 and your lovely family. Bob is with his favorite performers. Godspeed. Bill and Claire Patton
July 1, 2009
Dear Michelle, Jason and Family, so sorry for your loss.
July 1, 2009
Dale and family:
Sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless!
Wayne Thomas
Wayne Thomas
July 1, 2009
Dale, we were very sorry to hear about your dad's passing....please accept our most sincere sympathy.
Mike & Jackie Bendick
June 30, 2009
Dear Lois, Dale, Jason and Mel - Holly and I send our sincere sympathy to you. Your dad was a wonderful man. We all had some great times in earlier years, and he was always there to listen and offer advice. We all have to believe he is in a better place. I will plan to see everyone the next time I am back in PA. Take care, and love to you all.
Cheri Scott
June 30, 2009
Dear Lois,Dale & Mel,
Please accept my condolences on your loss.Bob & Lois were very good friends of many years ago & on hearing of Bob`s passing brought back memories of Germany 1969, wonderful times,my one regret is I never got to renew our friendship,as we say in the UK Bob was a good bloke,My thoughts are with you Lois & I know Jacky`s are too.
Love & thoughts to you all,
Barry Law
Barry Law
June 30, 2009

You will be forever missed! We love you so much!! Love Dale, Valarie, Nickolas and Tristan
Dale Nat
June 30, 2009
Lois and family, So sorry for your loss. Remember all the happy times you had.
Tara Maher-Koffler
June 30, 2009
We are so saddened that we lost one of our dear friends who played music with us at the air port in Tunkhannock,PA.We called him Marty Robbins.Our prayers go out to the Nat family. Dee and Ted Zeiler
Dee Zeiler
June 30, 2009
Dale, Jen and I are very sorry for your loss. Words can not express.
Ed Hanna
June 30, 2009
My Deepest condolences Bernie!! Ron Casterline ,naples florida[Host Motel]
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June 30, 2009
Dale and Family:

I was so sorry to hear about your Dad/Grandpa. Concentrate on many wonderful memories. Hugs and Kisses.

June 30, 2009
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June 30, 2009
Lois, may God be with you and all loved ones during this time of sorrow. Bob will be dearly missed by all he has touched. May you all be granted peace and comfort in the knowledge that Bob rests in peace with God in His heavenly kingdom and will be with us always in our hearts, minds and fond memories.
Bill Brodbeck
June 30, 2009
I am deeply saddened to hear that my dear friend has passed away. Bob was a wonderful singer, and guitar player. I am so glad that I knew him, and loved to hear his stories about country music. He was a great entertainer, and will be missed. My deepest sympathy to the Nat family.
Mary Gabriel
June 30, 2009
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