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
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