Nathan Guerriero

Nathan Guerriero was born on Dec. 24, 1927, in Utica, NY and died on July 4, 2019. He was married for 58 years to Grace, who preceded him in death by three years.

They had four children: Phyllis Oudmayer, Nate Guerriero Jr., Eileen Romano and Holly Litka.

Eileen passed not long after her mother.

Nathan and Grace are survived by their remaining three children and eight grandchildren: Erick, Carrie, Amy, Tim, David, Charity, Vaughn, and Phillip; as well as seven great-grandchildren: Jada, Mia, Hope, Claire, Aven, Anna, Dominic and Michael James, with the eighth on the way.

Nate’s son-in-laws Frank Romano and Tom Litka were a big contributing part of his life.

Daughter-in-laws Sandra Guerriero and Wendy Romano were his delight.

Sandra was Nate’s right-hand person, as Wendy enjoyed the many visits, as she was new to his family.

Nate always enjoyed a visit from a friend or relative, or having his breakfast with the gang at Flo’s.

Nate proudly served in the Army’s infantry as a truck driver during World War II, deployed in Germany.

He and Grace, along with their children, moved from New York to Anaheim in 1962, but eventually settled in Cherry Valley.

Nate was a plumber, pipe fitter, real estate broker and businessman, venturing on many enterprises in the pursuit of being self-reliant.

He enjoyed helping people and considered himself a philanthropist.

Nate being the patriarch was looked up to by the entire family — including his nieces and nephews — as the person they could rely upon for his opinion and guidance in times of happiness and in sorrow.

He got great joy from his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and his eyes would light up whenever he saw them.

Nate encouraged them to reach for the stars and he believed that all of them could. Nate will be greatly be missed by his family, friends and community.

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