nn                                                                                                                                                           Слава Україні! Героям Слава!

                 Which is Ukrainian for "Glory to Ukraine! To the heroes, glory!"

In Memoriam:  Our Brother Robert L. Nathan, 1951-2021

Robert L. Nathan, 70, went home to the Lord on September 13th wrapped in the arms of his beloved wife Judy. He was born in Jacksonville on July 10, 1951 to Audrey Nathan McQuaid and Malcolm D. Nathan. He attended N.B. Forest HS and Florida State College of Jacksonville. Robert's immediate family includes three siblings David L. Nathan Ocala, Florida, Kevin S. McQuaid, Jacksonville, sister Patrice Marves, her husband Wade, of Jacksonville, and his son Robert Lewis Nathan, Jr. of Jacksonville. He is survived by his wife Judith (Judy) Ryan Nathan, their daughter Kimberley Watson, her husband Tony, and their children Tony Jr., Ryan, and Charley, and their daughter Kasie Sanderson, and her children Precious, Catherine, Johannah, and Ivy.


Robert retired as a Production Supervisor after 37 successful years at Union Camp Chemical Division / IFF. He then held a position as a Security Officer with Allied Universal Security until his death. 


Robert always put others first. With a wealth of skills, Robert was always ready to help those in need. Robert lived his life in the service of those he loved as well as those he just met. His ability to fix just about anything, his willingness to talk to anyone, and his deep-seated love for his family endeared him to everyone. Character mattered most to Robert. Any person of character was his friend and any person lacking it was not. A Christian in works and faith, Robert's always positive outlook testified to his innate ability to overcome adversity, which he did many times.


An avid Harley owner/rider, a lover of classic rock, and a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, he will be missed by the many who knew and loved him.