Lebron, Nathan ALBANY Nathan Lebron was born in Harlem, on February 20, 1971, and raised in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico by his maternal grandmother Clara Orengo. He passed away July 19, 2016, from complications due to the late-onset effects of radiation exposure during his successful fight against spinal cancer as a teenager. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Lebron (Gardner); his mother-in-law Salma Assemany; his mother Millie Cruz; his sisters, Evelinda Lebron (Benjamin Perez), Margie Lebron (Freddie Falu), Marlene Lebron, Taina Cruz; his brothers, Robert Cruz and Agapito (Pete) Lebron; many nieces and nephews, his goddaughter and his great friend Marc Applebaum. He was predeceased by his father, Agapito Lebron; his father-in-law, Dr. Lytt Gardner; and brother, James "Charlie" Cuadrado. In 1989, Nathan graduated with honors from the Harry S. Truman High School in New York City. In 1997, he earned a bachelor of arts in computer Science from the State University of New York at Albany. In 2006, he earned a master's degree of liberal arts in information technology from Harvard University. Nathan became the director of information systems for The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown from 2003-2008. In 2009, Nathan was the Republican candidate for mayor of Albany becoming the first Hispanic to do so. Nathan served as chairman of the Board for the Hispanic Coalition of New York and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Albany Community Action Partnership (ACAP). At the time of his death, he was employed as a contracted systems engineer at Albany Stratton Veteran Administration Medical Center. Nathan Lebron dedicated his life to helping young kids attend and graduate college. He believed college is the key to ending poverty and achieving the "American Dream" and has awarded several scholarships to students in need. Nathan was a loyal Buffalo Bills fan, listened to music by Kraftwerk and other electronic bands and enjoyed smoking an occasional cigar and drinking a glass of scotch with his pet cats. The family would like to thank all the nurses, technicians and physicians that provided care at St. Peter's Hospital and St. Peter's Hospice Inn. A memorial service will be held at Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany on Sunday, July 24, and will begin at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to: ACAP Albany Outreach Office, 333 Sheridan Ave., Albany, NY 12206. To leave condolences online please visit simplechoicescremation.com
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Published by Albany Times Union on Jul. 22, 2016.