Alan B. Nathan, 63, of Old Forge and New Hartford, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at his residence, with his loving family by his side.
He was born on April 29, 1950, in Utica, the son of the late David and Tobye Cramer Nathan.
Alan was a graduate of Utica Free Academy, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, with his B.A., Goddard College, Plainfield, VT, with his M.A., and SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY, with his C.A.S.
On February 22, 2001, he married the former Ann Weitzman in Florida. Alan was a long time teacher with the Utica School District and was currently at JFK Middle School as a music teacher and part time administrator.
Since the 70's, he has owned and operated Nathan's Bakery in Old Forge, which he greatly enjoyed.
Alan was a remarkably outstanding musician for all of his life, playing in many bands throughout the entire Mohawk Valley, including his own, Al Nathan and BlueStreak. He was an avid dog lover, owning many canine companions over the years.
Alan was a very loving and caring husband, father, brother, uncle and friend to many of the people he touched throughout his life. His presence with us will be forever missed yet his memory will be held dearly in the hearts of every one.
He is survived by his wife, Ann; his sons, Elliot, Seth and Daniel, all at home; his siblings, Judy and Rick Schomer, of Herkimer, Abbe and Les Gross, of Florida, Holly and David Colon, of Macedon, NY, Jimmie and Audrey Nathan, of CT, and Debbie and David Mandala, of Texas; his mother-in-law, Ruth Weitzman, of New Hartford; his in-laws, Adele and Robert Sossen, of New Hartford, and David Weitzman and Sharon Levit, of Vestal, NY; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends and band mates.
Alan's funeral will be 12 p.m., Thursday, April 3, 2014, from Jacobson-Pizer Funeral Chapel, Inc., 1123 Court at York Sts., Utica, with Cantor Kal Socolof officiating.
Interment will be held privately by the immediate family. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to pay their respects from 10 a.m. until the time of the services on Thursday, April 3, 2014, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations, in Alan's memory, be offered to the American Diabetes Association . or the Stevens-Swan Humane Society.