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Nelson J. Rath, Sr.

Obituary for Nelson J. Rath, Sr.

November 24, 1923 - October 20, 2019
Brook Park, Ohio | Age 95


Nelson Rath Sr., age 95; joins his beloved wife of 64 years, Pearl, in eternal rest; proud father of Nelson Jr. (Sherry), Cheryl (Jonathon) Kosec, and Greg (Sandra); caring grandfather of 7, great-grandfather of 8, and great-great grandfather of 1; dear brother of James Rath, Douglas Petery, Virginia Goforth (deceased) and Diane Bober. Nelson passed away October 20. He served his country valiantly in the Army during WWII. Nelson was a stained-glass artist, woodworker, and avid reader. He was always found with a camera in hand and loved to travel. He was very active in his church serving in a variety of capacities. Nelson loved nothing more than spending time with his family and friends. Memorials in his honor can be made to InCare Hospice, 600 E. Smith Road, Medina, Ohio 44256. Friends may call at BUSCH FUNERAL HOME, 7501 RIDGE ROAD, PARMA, ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2 AT 10AM UNTIL TIME OF FUNERAL SERVICE AT 11:30AM. Nelson will be laid to rest at Brooklyn Heights Cemetery.

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    600 E. Smith Road
    Medina, OH 44256

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7501 Ridge Road
Parma, OH 44129
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