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Nathan L.”Nate” Schuyler, 76, of Griffiths Neck, Cambridge, passed away Wednesday July 10, 2013 at Coastal Hospice at the Lake, Salisbury.
Born on November 18, 1936 he was the son of the late Elesa Westbrook and Willard Ward Schuyler.
After attending local schools he entered the U.S. Army in 1956. Nate was trained in special forces and airborne. He was a Communication Specialist and D.I. When discharged he enlisted in the Army Reserves. After his deployment he returned home and became a meat cutter at the Colonial Stores, he also was a waterman, hunter and trapper. He enjoyed living the life of a true Eastern Shoreman.
He was a past member of the Maryland Waterman’s Association, Mid Atlantic Waterfowl Association and a Little League Coach for the “A’s” which he was very proud of.
On February 12, 1963 he married the former Juanita Mae Greenhawk. Together they enjoyed 46 years of marriage before Juanita’s passing on Christmas day 2009.
Surviving him is a daughter Aileen Elese Schuyler and husband Terry of Cambridge, a son Norman Lemuel Schuyler and his wife Felisha of Cambridge; three daughters from a previous marriage Dottie McCraken, Wanda Wagster and Tina Schuyler; a brother Willard Ward Schuyler; two sisters Alice Foxwell and Jessie Dolinger; three grandsons Norman Schuyler, Jr., Matthew Coffey and Nathan Schuyler; eleven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews;
Preceding him in death besides his parents and beloved wife was a daughter Robin Lynn Schuyler and a sister Katherine Fleetwood.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 15, 2013 beginning 1 p.m. at the Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge. Officiating at the service will be Pastor Francis Bryant, pastor of Family Tabernacle of Faith. Burial will follow with military honors at Dorchester Memorial Park, Cambridge.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, July 14, 2013 from 4 till 6 p.m. at the funeral home and the hour prior to the service on Monday.
Serving as pallbearers will be William Beckwith Jr., Howard Martinek, Matthew Coffey, Norman L. Schuyler, Dennis “Meeker” Lafferty and Gary “Earl” Hann.
Honorary pallbearers will be Sonny Wagner, George Hensell and Buddy Pritchett.
The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be made either by sending flowers or by making memorial offerings in Mr. Schuyler’s memory to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21802-1733
To send online condolences please visit www.newcombcollins.com
Waterfowl and deer hunting - January 4, 2015 Posted: January 4, 2015 | Last Revised: January 4, 2015 I met Nate while hunting with Bill Garrett. Nate was wealth of knowledge to me as this was my first experience with waterfowl hunting. He and his wife were always very gracious to me and Bill when we visited during our hunts. I came over one year to hunt Sika and whitetail during the early muzzleloading season. I was fortunate enough to harvest one of each or at least I thought so until I tried to get them back to Bill's camp. Finally, I went to Nate for help. He went with me with Bill's Argo and a 12' boat and got them. He did not hesitate to help and I have not and never will forget his kindness. I tried to call him at least once a year just to chat and had tried several occasions with no luck. I found his obituary online. He will be missed!
Life Story Jan 4 2015 12:00 AM
My how I loved when Mr. Nate came to the center for his visits. His stories hit so close to home with me. However, I will ALWAYS skip on the muskrat!! :) Aileen, all I have are kind words and compassion for you and your family. Mr. Nate truly will be missed.
Robin Van Schaik, Shore Regional Cancer Center Jul 16 2013 12:00 AM
Norman and Aileen: Sage,Kent,and I are so sorry for your loss. You know how much George loved Nate,and they shared many happy memories. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
The Horner Family Jul 14 2013 12:00 AM
To Nate's Family, I am truly sorry to hear about the passing of Nate. My prayers go out to you during this difficult time. Nathan was a good friend. He aways had a smile and was quite the story teller. I got to know Nathan from over the past several years through our friend Sonny Wagner. Nathan to me was a real man's man, A very hard worker, and a man who loved his family above everything else. He enjoyed hunting/trapping/and working on the chesapeake fishing/clamming/crabbing to make a living as a Waterman. Nathan lived life to its fulliest. Nathan you will be missed but not forgotten. Your bud, Captain Ray
Ray Sachs -Captain Ray Jul 14 2013 12:00 AM
Lem so sorry to hear of Nate's passing. He was a kind and gentle person who will be missed by all who knew him Sincerely, Libby and Chris Nagel
Libby Nagel Jul 11 2013 12:00 AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Please know we love you and have so many fond memories of Mr. Nathan and all of your family!
Wayne & Colleen Bromwell Jul 10 2013 12:00 AM