Natalie Nemeth, 88

Retired teacher

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W. Natalie Nemeth (nee Snyder), of Sarasota, Florida, died Aug. 29, 2019, surrounded by loved ones. Born May 31, 1931 to William T. and W. Marie Snyder in Pittstown, New Jersey, she was a longtime former resident of Oak Park.

Ms. Nemeth was a pastor's wife par excellence. She was a beloved teacher of all ages from kindergarten to adult, including homeschooling many grandchildren. 

She taught at Triton College in River Grove for more than 25 years. According to her son-in-law, Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel, if police departments had young officers who had difficulty writing reports, chiefs would send them to Ms. Nemeth at Triton to improve their skills.

She also enjoyed leading spiritual retreats for women and encouraging youth in drama productions.

In 2014, after many years of love and friendship, she married her soulmate, Pauline, at Unity Temple in Oak Park. Shortly thereafter, due to Natalie's declining health, they moved to Sarasota where she lived out the remainder of her life.

She is preceded in death by her parents and by her husband, the Rev. Dr. Alex N. Nemeth.

She is survived by her spouse Pauline S. Geary; her children, Beth Ann Nemeth, Jill N. (Daniel) Halling, Nancy M. (Wayne) Morris, Mary Margaret "Meg" (Thomas) Weitzel, Monica R. Geary and Richard (Bobbi) Geary; 17 grandchildren; 5 great-grandsons and her brother, William A. (Maxine) Snyder.

Memorial service details are pending.  

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ms. Nemeth's memory may be made to The Caregiving Place at the Friendship Center, 1820 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota, Florida, 34236.

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