Donald H Nathan K2GPM (SK)



Donald Herbert Nathan died on May 5, 2020. Nathan was born on November 26, 1933, in Passaic, NJ, and was raised in Rutherford, NJ by his natural parents, Doris Eynon Nathan and Herbert R. Nathan both deceased.

Don was educated in Rutherford, N.J. public schools and graduated Rutherford High School in 1951 before attending and graduating from R.C.A Institutes, NYC as an FCC Licensed Radio Television Broadcast Engineer. Don then enlisted into the U.S. Army Security Agency in 1953 as an Electronic Warfare Specialist and after receiving intensive training at the ASA School, Ft. Devens, MA was assigned to Hq. ASA Pacific, Tokyo Japan from where he received a variety of classified assignments throughout the Far East Theater of Operations.

Following his initial tour of military duty, Don returned home and joined the engineering staff at Bell Telephone Laboratories in Whippany, N.J. before accepting a Sales management position with the Air Reduction Company in Western New York. Don then went on to hold various executive positions requiring extensive travel both in the U.S.A. and Europe before forming his own sales marketing organization in 1980.

Don is survived by his wife, Sharon L. Nathan of Sun City Center who he married in 1980, and four stepchildren.
He is further survived by four children and a wife from a former marriage. They are Linda Diane Robinson of Hamburg, N.Y., Barbara Kim Nathan of Gastonia, N.C., Douglas Stewart Nathan of Evan, N.Y., Donald Scott Nathan of North Boston, N.Y. and their mother Normal A. Nathan of Hamburg, N.Y.

Don accumulated over 18 years combined Active Duty and Reserve military service obtaining the rank of Senior Battalion Level NCO in the Military Intelligence Corp. and will be inurned, following a private ceremony with military honors, within the Sarasota National Cemetery.

Don requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to
Spinal Cord Injury Research
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
PO Box, 2000
Loma Linda, CA 92345

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