David Alton “Dave” Nathe Sr., 76, of Arcadia, Fla., died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte, Fla.
He was born Feb. 13, 1937, in Dade City, Fla., to Alphonse and Loretta Nathe.
Dave was a retired Civil Engineer, having worked for the Florida Department of Transportation; DeSoto County, Fla.; and as an Engineering Consultant. He began his career as a Rodman on a survey party and retired as a professional engineer, and served in the U.S. Army.
Dave was an avid reader, especially history of the American Civil War and Native Americans. He served First Presbyterian Church of Arcadia as an Elder and Deacon, and sang in the choir for over 40 years. Dave was a member of the Arcadia Kiwanis Club for more than 20 years, serving terms as President, Secretary, Director and song leader. His hobbies included cooking, traveling, working in stained glass, collecting antiques, picture puzzles, and tending to his yard.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Jerry Lee Fisher Nathe; daughter, Beverly Winhoven of Arcadia; son, David Jr. of Savannah, Ga.; grandsons, Stephen and Sean Winhoven; and a sister, Alma Hooper of Avon Park, Fla.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church of Arcadia. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to First Presbyterian Church of Arcadia.