Sunday, June 29, 2014


For over 4 decades Harry Nachtrieb remained one of the best volunteers in Gasport, helping the community as a first responder with Gasport Chemical Hose and Tri-Town Ambulance while also lending the town a hand on the planning board. He passed away on Friday.

Here is his obituary:

Harry W. Nachtrieb of Gasport passed away on Friday afternoon, June 27, 2014 at his home. Mr. Nachtrieb was born in Lockport, NY on June 17, 1935, the son of the late Milton and Gertrude (Newton) Nachtrieb and he has lived in Gasport since 1969, previously residing in Lockport, NY.

He was a graduate of Lockport High School and was a member of the US Army National Guard. He did computer instrumentation for the SPX Company in Connecticut. He and his wife, Joan (Murphy) Nachtrieb, were married on July 28, 1990 in Line, NY. He was a 40-year member of the Gasport Chemical Hose Company and was an active Life Member of the fire company. He was also a 43-year member of Tri-Town Ambulance where he was also a Life Member and was a member of the Lockport Elks Club and longtime member of the Town of Royalton Planning Board. He enjoyed his family and teaching his grandchildren electrical work and tool working and they called him the "Gentle Giant".

}He is survived by is wife, Joan M. Nachtrieb; his family, Jerry (Susan) Nachtrieb of Gasport, Wendy (Peter) Marotta of Wilson, NY., Shari (John) Ramming of Round Rock, Texas, Lynn Nachtrieb of Naples, NY, Deborah (Scott) McKee of Medina, Sandra (Donald) Quackenbush, Kenneth (Elizabeth) Copella and Jennifer (Edward) Gillings all of Gasport. Also surviving are ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Friends may call on Monday from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM at the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home, 38 State St., Middleport, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Rodney Klinzing officiating. Burial will be in Royalton Mt. Ridge Cemetery. Memorials to the Gasport Chemical Hose Company or Tri-Town ambulance would be appreciated by the Nachtrieb family.

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