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Everhart, Nathan Edgar

Nathan Edgar Everhart, loving and dedicated husband, father, son, brother, uncle, friend, teacher, nurse, counselor, and mentor passed away on Sunday, February, 14, 2021 at the age of 57. Nathan is survived by his wife, Sandie Starr Everhart; his parents, Rebecca McPeek and Jim Everhart; his three daughters, Claire Everhart (Sharif), Rebecca Eades (John David), and Alexandra Everhart Gearing (Dillon); his brothers, Eric (Rhonda), Todd (Julie), Darren (Jennifer); and his sister Jackie (John); Tim and Steve McPeek; his grandchildren, Josiah and Johnathan; and many more adoring cousins, nephews, nieces, friends, and students.

Everhart, NathanNathan was born in Gowanda, NY, July 19, 1963. He was a graduate of Pine Valley High School, 1981, and Edinboro University, BSN, 1985. He was a proud member of Edinboro?s football team and joined the Coalition for Christian Outreach?s student activities. He went on to complete an MS in Nursing and an MA in Counselor Education, School Counseling, and Guidance Services from Edinboro.

Nathan dedicated his life to serving others. He cared for patients for twenty years at Hamot Medical Center, followed by serving as school nurse at Cambridge Springs and more than twenty seven years at General McLane?s Parker Middle School. He was beloved by his colleagues and students. Nathan served as a Captain in the US Army Reserves (1993-2003). He was a faithful servant of Christ and member of Redeemer Presbyterian Church. In support of Sandie?s work, he ministered along with her to hundreds of Edinboro student athletes, hosting Bible studies, dinners, and mentoring students.

Nathan passed away in the arms of his wife, doing what he loves– cross-country skiing. He enjoyed all outdoor activities, especially when done with his wife and daughters, from backpacking, to skiing, cycling, rock climbing, water skiing, and gardening.
Nathan was known for his embracing warmth, embodied by his famous bear hugs, and his ability to make each person feel like the most important in the world. He lives on in his legacy of love and kindness that will endure in the hearts of all who knew him. Nathan will be dearly missed.

Nathan loved the Edinboro student-athletes among whom he and Sandie ministered. In honor of his love for them and his giving heart, a fund has been started to support Edinboro students in need, just as he did. The family welcomes gifts toward the Nathan Everhart Memorial Fund in Nathan?s memory: ccojubilee.org/nathaneverhartmemorial [1].

Friends are invited to visiting hours and funeral service, following CDC guidelines of face masks and social distancing, at McLane Church, 12511 Edinboro Road, Edinboro. Visiting hours: Sunday, February 21st from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Funeral service: Monday, February 22nd at 11:00 a.m., officiated by Pastors Jim Moelk and Andy Kerr. The funeral service will also be live-streamed from the Facebook page of Sandie Starr Everhart.

A private burial will be held on Tuesday in Glade Run Cemetery, Middlesex Township, Butler County, PA.

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24 Comments To "Everhart, Nathan Edgar"

#1 Comment By Sarah Brinker-Dougherty On February 17, 2021 @ 7:50 pm

What a truly wonderful person! I am a 2002 graduate and when I was in the middle school he was the person that we all felt comfortable to go to about anything.. if we had a problem or didn?t feel good or just wanted someone to talk to..it was a comfort knowing he was still there when all three of my kids went there as well. I thank his family for sharing him with all of us for years and years. Heaven gained a beautiful soul.

#2 Comment By Linda Travis On February 18, 2021 @ 3:12 pm

You are in my prayers, dear lady! My thoughts go back to 20 + years ago when I met Nathan in a small group. Such a kind and caring, charismatic person! I feel great sadness for you and the girls but I know you will continue to spread his love to all you come in touch with. Loving thoughts…..

#3 Comment By Owen Roberts & Jackie Liston On February 18, 2021 @ 9:20 pm

Our thoughts & prayers are with Sandie & the entire family.

#4 Comment By Jason Buto On February 19, 2021 @ 6:23 am

It was a great honor to work alongside Nathan, a man who sought to live every day for Jesus, to be Jesus to all he came in contact with on a daily basis (I Peter 3:15). He helped so many students, families and staff members where they needed it the most.
I will miss you Brother…

#5 Comment By Patti Clem On February 19, 2021 @ 8:17 am

I first met Nathan at Hamot in 1989. I had just had extensive surgery & was not doing well. Nathan wouldn’t let me give up! He prayed with me & I’ m positive he continued lifting me in prayer in his quite time because I healed & got to enjoy his friendship as a fellow neighbor in Edinboro. I will never forget his compassion & his smile.

#6 Comment By Gary and Kathy Wolfe On February 19, 2021 @ 8:18 am

Words cannot express how deeply saddened we are to hear of Nathan?s passing. Our sincere condolences and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. We will always remember how much Nathan loved the outdoors and times he spent at our camp hunting. Nathan?s smile, kind and supporting words will be missed by many as will his big bear hugs. Rest In Peace.

#7 Comment By Missy jessen On February 19, 2021 @ 10:40 am

Nathan was a soldier for Christ. He used his earthly life as an example of what servant hood is in all his roles. To our family his role as beloved friend. He was always so joyous to see us and share whether it be something fresh from their garden green beans or zucchini or his AMAZING peanut butter pie. Best gift he shared was his smile and caring spirit. He is so missed by our family. Love to his beautiful family and legacy.

#8 Comment By The Acton family On February 19, 2021 @ 11:32 am

Dearest Sandie, our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Blessings to all of you.

#9 Comment By Barbara Majewski On February 19, 2021 @ 2:05 pm

My heartfelt condolences to Nathan?s family. I was fortunate to know his daughters as students at the high school. Girls, you can all take comfort in knowing your dad was so very proud of you. You are an extension of his warmth and kindness. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

#10 Comment By Rebecca Hudak On February 19, 2021 @ 4:30 pm

So sorry to for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

#11 Comment By The Delande Family On February 19, 2021 @ 9:22 pm

We were so saddened to learn of Nathan?s passing. Sandie, we know you are at peace knowing he is now with the Lord, but missing him here on earth will be difficult, to say the least. Always enjoyed those times spent at Edinboro & the care & interest you both showed in the students & athletes. Take care and God bless.

#12 Comment By Lynn Bannerot Kohr On February 20, 2021 @ 11:59 am

My sympathy
And prayers to all???

#13 Comment By Timothy Young On February 20, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

I’m finding myself in mourning for a man I never met. I know of him through working with is daughter, Claire, as we ran across various countries around the world in service to others. In reading about Nathan, I can see so much of him in Claire and am in awe of him and his legacy.

#14 Comment By Carpenter Family On February 20, 2021 @ 1:45 pm

My condolences

#15 Comment By Janie Blymiller On February 20, 2021 @ 6:31 pm

I had the pleasure of being Nathan?s head nurse on 7 South at Hamot many years ago. I will always remember his smile and calming attitude. He was So good with difficult patients. He moved on to be an excellent school nurse and was able to spend more time with his family. Another angel leaves us.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. He was always making memories.

#16 Comment By Jamie Tarbell On February 21, 2021 @ 11:44 am

My condolences to the Everhart family

#17 Comment By Maxine Lasecki On February 21, 2021 @ 8:57 pm

Dear Becky,
What a wonderful God loving son you had. It seemed that he was a blessing to many people. You must have some comfort in knowing he is in heaven.
My husband Larry died over 3 years ago. I know he was born again or had accepted Jesus as his savior. I look forward to seeing him again in Heaven.
My God keep you strong at this difficult time. I will pray for you to feel God’s peace.

#18 Comment By Justin Jordan On February 22, 2021 @ 10:43 am

It was more than 20 years ago that I sat in Mr. Everhart’s office, crying about something stupid I’m sure. Middle school was a tough time. I was so lost and he was one of the few people I felt I could trust. He was patient and kind and seemed to know exactly what to say to help me get through another day.

As an adult and a believer, reading about him and finding out he is a Christian brings so much clarity to the past. I was as far as one could get from the Lord then, but there was something about him that stuck out. Something that was different. Now I know why, and what an inspiration that is to me now. It was Christ shining through him.

This man truly changed lives as he served God. May we all aspire to leave such a legacy. Sandie, I don’t know you, but I know how grieved you must be, and all I can offer is yet another testimony to the impact Nathan had on the world.

May the Lord grant you joy in your sorrow in knowing that he is in Eternity and that you will see him again. All those who have put their faith in Christ for their salvation will see him again.

#19 Comment By Darrel Sisson On February 22, 2021 @ 2:40 pm

I met Nate more than 20 years ago while playing basketball in the Edinboro Men’s League at Parker Middle School.
He was always friendly with a big smile and fun to talk with. He was “the nurse” at school for both our children, and
how we stayed in touch over the years.
I will miss seeing him, and his smile……

My condolences to his family.

#20 Comment By Donna Starr-Deelen On February 22, 2021 @ 2:57 pm

My deepest sympathy for Sandie and Nathan’s family. I will always remember Nathan’s kindness and support when my Dad passed away last February. Nathan was a good man, and I will keep him and his family in my prayers.

#21 Comment By Kim Leasure On February 22, 2021 @ 5:40 pm

Nathan was a nurse and counselor to both my children. One a senior now ,and the other in 8th grade. I could call him with any questions and he was always eager to help. He provided a safe place for many children. God gained a great soul! He will be missed.

#22 Comment By Maddie Wolfe-Wickramasinghe On February 25, 2021 @ 7:22 pm

He was a wonderful man and nurse. I am a 2025 graduate so I’m still in the middle school. When ever I walked into his office he always gave us a big bear hug. But now he’s in a beautiful place now that he deserves.

#23 Comment By Butch Gizienski On February 26, 2021 @ 5:25 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

#24 Comment By Chris (Waag) Ashdown On March 2, 2021 @ 10:17 am

My sincerest condolences and deepest sympathies to the whole Everhart family.