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Nathan C. Mast of Gahanna, OH, formerly of Guys Mills, PA, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on September 29, 2017 at age 36. He was born on July 4, 1981 in Apple Creek, OH to Christy D. and Ruth M. (Graber) Mast, now of Townville, PA. He married the love of his life, Marissa Austin, on October 29, 2011 in Dublin, OH and he was a loving and caring father to their son, Ian. Nate graduated from Maplewood High School in 1999, earned his bachelors degree in 2006 and his MBA from DeVry University in 2013. He joined Mettler Toledo in 2002 and most recently worked there as a Product Specialist. Nate loved golfing, playing cards with family, and playing for several local softball teams, including Hanks Hammers, for most of his adult life. More than anything, Nate was a loving husband and a devoted father. Family and friends who mourn his death, will remember him for trying to be everything to everybody, for being mellow, humorous, and loving, and for being an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes, Indians, and Browns. He spent much of his life giving to others, donating blood regularly, donating his time umpiring little league games and to Meals on Wheels, and even with his death, he gave to others as an organ donor. Nate would love nothing more for those who mourn him to be reminded to spend a little extra time with their families, live with intent, love deeply, remember to live life to the fullest, and to not stress about little things. Survivors in addition Nates wife, son, and parents, include three brothers: Ivan Mast and Shawnya Griggs, of Meadville, Daniel and Sylvia Mast of Paris, OH, and David and Jennifer Mast of Hartville, OH. He is also survived by five sisters: Rose Cooley of Fairfield, MT, Katherine and Daniel Despenes of Townville, PA, Wilma and Guy Dunkle of Little Cooley, PA, Laura Mast of Townville, PA, and LeAnna and Brandon Bean of Cochranton, PA. Uncle Monster Nate is also survived by many adoring nieces and nephews: Corey and Kyla Cooley, Cody Lewis, Drew and Carson Mast, Ashley and Hope Mast, Sheila and Dylan Cleland, Nolan and Graham Dunkle, and Myer Bean, born the day before Nates passing. Nate loved and appreciated his in-laws, John and Betsy Austin and his sister-in-law Angela Austin, all of Dublin, OH. His maternal grandfather, Jacob and Lydia Graber of Jamesport, MO survives. He was also blessed with many aunts, uncles, and cousins.Nate was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Daniel and Sarah (Yoder) Mast, his maternal grandmother, Anna (Knepp) Graber, and a niece, Grace Mast. Calling hours will be on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 2-4PM and 6-8PM at SCHOEDINGER WORTHINGTON, 6699 N High Street, Worthington, OH., where the funeral service will be on Thursday, October 5, at 11AM, with Nates uncle Roy Hershberger officiating. Nate will be laid to rest, and a celebration of life will follow. Nate was very proud when he and Marissa recently set up their sons college fund. Much more than flowers, he would prefer memorials be made to the Ian Mast College Fund. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.schoedinger.com.
Published on October 1, 2017
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