Jan. 9, 1941 - Aug. 15, 2007
NORWALK - Richard Arthur Nath, 66, of Norwalk and Clewiston, Fla., and formerly of Sandusky, died Wednesday in Fisher-Titus Medical Center, Norwalk.
He was born Jan. 9, 1941 in Sandusky to Elizabeth (Claus) and Harold Joseph Nath.
He attended St. Mary's Catholic School, and was employed by Mark's Market, Mark's Pick-n-Pay, Scott Paper, Galloway Brothers, American Quality Stripping, and retired from Hoppers Home Center MHD Corp. in Jan. 2000.
He attended St. Margaret's Catholic Church, Clewiston, and Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Sandusky. He was a member and very active in the Men's Auxiliary of the VFW Post 4185, Clewiston, and was past member of the Oriole's Club, Sandusky. He bowled in the Late Comer's League and also played dart ball in many leagues in the Sandusky area. He was an avid racing fan, and drag raced at the Norwalk Speedway, drove stock cars on dirt and asphalt racing at the Fremont and Sandusky tracks. He drove NASCAR at North Carolina's Lowe's Charlotte Speedway at the Richard Petty School with a top speed of 148 mph.
He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Ida Mae (Heiberger) Ruggles Nath; a daughter, Jennifer Lynn Nath of Clyde; mother, Elizabeth of Sandusky; sisters and brother-in-law, Mary Ann and Kenny Pelz and Darlene Koehler, both of Sandusky; a brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Rose Nath of Sandusky; his first wife, Susan Bilbrey of Clyde; a step daughter, Loretta Ann (Rick) Sharp of Castalia; a stepson, George Allen (Beth) Ruggles of Sandusky; two granddaughters, three grandsons and three great-grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Joseph Nath in 1974.
Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in Groff Funeral Home, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky. Prayers will be recited at 1 p.m. in the funeral home Saturday, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 p.m. in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 510 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. The Rev. Marty Nassr will officiate. Burial will follow in Meadow Green Memorial Park, Huron.
Memorial gifts may be sent to North Coast Cancer Center, 417 Quarry Lakes Drive, Sandusky, Ohio 44870.