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.
Nathan was predeceased by his stepfather Ernest McPeek.
Nathan was born in Gowanda, N.Y., 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 M.S. in Nursing and an M.A. 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 U.S. 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.
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 will be held on Sunday, February 21st from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. The funeral service will be held on 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.
Arrangements are under the direction of Van Matre Funeral Home in Edinboro. Condolences may be shared at www. vanmatrefuneralhome.com.