Richard Edward Nantelle, Sr.

richard nantelle, sr.
Richard Edward Nantelle, Sr., 85, of 3 Stewart Street, Asheville, died Friday, August 17, 2007, at the John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center. Mr. Nantelle was born in Nashua, NH, and was a son of the late Charles and Lillian Davidson Nantelle. He was an Army veteran and medic during WW II and retired from Southern Railway after 41 years of service. He was a member of the North American Brotherhood of Carmen, the Edsel Owner’s Association, and the International Edsel Club. He is survived by one son, Richard E. Nantelle, Jr. of Asheville; four grandchildren, Richard E. Nantelle, III, Pauline Curtis, Nicole Davis and Twila Nantelle; and six great-grandchildren, Chance, Jeremy, Kim, Kayla, Dylan and Faith. Graveside services will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday at Forest Lawn Mausoleum. Memorials may be made to the John F. Keever Hospice Solace Center, PO Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813, or to the Parkinsons’s Disease Foundation, William Black Medical Building, 710 West 168th Street, New York, NY10032-9982.

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  1. I have very special memories of the time we all spent together in the old neighborhood and alot of those were spent with Richard. He was a very special man. My condolences to all. If there is any thing you guys need do not hesitate, I am only a e-mail away. God Bless.
    Love, Wade Bradley

  2. Our family extends its heartfelt gratitude for the tremendous outpouring of sympathy and support you have shown us, since Paw left us. He was a small man in stature but tall in his love for family, friends and neighbors. He was a man of few words but one of many emotions which he expressed openly when he helped others. He was a real man who never said ‘no’ to anyone. Asheville has lost one of the ‘greatest generation’ and he will be sorely missed. May his legacy of humility and devotion continue in all of us, as we remember him as ‘Paw’ in our own special ways.

  3. My girls and I send our condolences to your family for your loss of a very fine man. He welcomed us to the neighborhood when we moved next to his home. He was always there when we had questions or help. God Bless Your Family. Ramona,Vikke Suttles and Debbie Ara

  4. Just wanted you guys to know that you are in my prayers. Paw was a wonderful man. Much love to all.

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