Nathaniel Sheard, a longtime Rockaway resident, died June 21.
Sheard was born in Santee, South Carolina and lived in Rockaway for more than 30 years. He served in the United States Navy in 1943 and later worked for Dayton Enterprises.
Sheard was preceded in death by his nine siblings and daughter, Lynda Sheard. He is survived by his wife, Jessica; children, Nathaniel (Jessie), Barbara Kelly (Dwayne), Paulette and Paula; eight grandchildren, nine greatgrandchildren; sisters-in-law, Jacquelina McMikle, Evette Wilder and Lillian McMikle; special friend, Joseph Joseph; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Funeral arrangements and service were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. Interment took place at Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, New York.