Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Wednesday, May 06, 2015 at 07:21:29 :
Monday, September 22, 1975
Funeral was yesterday for Melville Clarence Nathan, a 20-year resident of San Rafael.
Nathan, 82, died Saturday at a local hospital after a long illness.
He was born in San Francisco and lived there until he came to San Rafael. He operated a public accountant business in San Francisco until his retirement some 10 years ago.
Nathan was the author of two books on postage stamps and covers, including “The Pony Express,” published in 1963.
He was a 50-year member of Starr King and Lebanon Pacific Masonic lodges, San Francisco Bodies of Scottish Rite and Islam Temple of the Shrine. He was past president of Lake Merced Golf and Country Club, San Francisco, and the Western Cover Society.
He was a 1914 graduate of the University of California and a Navy veteran of World War I.
Nathan is survived by his wife, Esther L. Nathan, of the family home, 94 Biscayne Drive; a son, Melville Charles Nathan, a daughter, Bobette C. Nathan, both of San Francisco; two sisters, Carolyn Goodman of Palo Alto and Lucille Fisher of San Francisco; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Burial was at Hill of Eternity Cemetery, Colma.
The family prefers memorial gifts to the Hanna Boys Center, Sonoma, or a favorite charity.
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