December 26, 2017
Anthony L. "Nat" Natali, 81, of Watertown and formerly of Clayton, passed away at Samaritan Medical Center on Tuesday evening, December 26, 2017.
A graveside service in Clayton Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours or funeral. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown.
Nat was born in Clayton on January 9, 1936, son of Ernest F. and Loretta Marrone Natali. He graduated from Clayton High School and attended both Potsdam University and Ithaca College. On January 6, 1955 he entered the US Army, received the Good Conduct Medal, and was honorably discharged from active duty on July 23, 1957. He then served in the Reserves.
On April 23, 1966 he married Ellen D. Hartman at St. Michael's Church, Rochester.
He was an On Air Radio Personality for WATN AM 1240 and also sold advertising for the radio station. Nat was a member of the Watertown Train Club and enjoyed model trains. While in the Army, he was a percussionist. He continued his love of music by playing for the Lowville Community Band and for JCC, both in the orchestra and community band.
He is survived by his wife, Ellen D., his son and his wife, Michael E. and Kelly L. M. Natali, Liverpool, and his grandson, Alexander J. Natali. He also has several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Memorial contributions in Nat's name may be made to the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220. Online condolences to his family may be posted on www.cummingsfuneral.com.