Raymond J. Nathe June 12, 1919 - March 27, 2008

Aug 2, 2015


Raymond J. Nathe, 88, of Marblehead, died Thursday, March 27, 2008, in Browning Masonic Assisted Living Center, Waterville, Ohio.

He was born June 12, 1919, on a farm in Sargent County, N.D., the son of the late Joseph and Margaret (Schoenborn) Nathe. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps-8th Air Force, 2nd Air Division, navigator (B-24's 30 missions) to targets in Romania, Germany, DFC.

He married Ruth Brorstrom, June 19, 1946. They lived in Pleasantville, N.Y. for 37 years before retiring to Marblehead.

Ray was a retired medical instrument designer, a clever designer who did beautiful, precise work. He was also a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

Survivors include his four children and 10 grandchildren: son, Paul (wife, Regina, grandsons, Matthew and Jefferson); son, Eric (wife, Margaret, grandson, Mark, granddaughters, Katherine and Anne); daughter, Janet Potts (husband, Dr. Donald Potts, grandsons, Daniel and Michael); and son, Carl (wife, Ellen, grandsons, Kyle, Andrew, granddaughter, Emily).

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; sister, Irene Luellwitz; and brother, William A. Nathe.

There will be no visitation. A memorial mass will be 9 a.m. Tuesday in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marblehead; the Rev. Daniel J. Ring officiating. Burial will be at Kensico Cemetery, Valhalla, N.Y. at a later date. Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Peninsula Chapel, Lakeside-Marblehead, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Condolences may be expressed at neideckerleveckcrosser.com.