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“Aunt Judy, Andy, Michelle and Matt. I´m sorry sorry for your loss. So many fond memories of Uncle Nate and your family! I´m sorry I couldn´t...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Marty Garrity

“Dearest Aunt Judy, Andy, Michelle and Matt, As my dad always says, "and didn't it go by in the blink of an eye?" I have so many fond memories of...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Elyse Harants Hahner - Family

“Dear Judy, Andy, Michelle and Matt, My heart is heavy as we say goodbye to brother Nate. Nate and I were blessed to always have a strong...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Donald Harants

“I'm so very sorry for your loss Aunt Judy and family ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Roy Firtha - Huntsville, TX

“May my favorite uncle Rest In Peace and his family know that God is smiling ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Roy Firtha - Huntsville, TX

“IAM so SORRY FOR YOU LOSS Judy AND FAMILY. Nate was a kind and friendly Person To all ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Helen Burgess Aitkens - Friend

“We were neighbors to Nate and Judy for over 10 years. Even when we moved across town, we would stop in to see them at least once a month. No matter...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Kim Beesler - San Antonio, TX


Nate J. Accardi, 87 of Sterling, died Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

Nate was born on December 23, 1934 in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of Carlo and Gaetana (Morana) Accardi. He was a United States Army Veteran. Nate married Judy Thomas on June 29, 1957 in Lakewood, Ohio. He worked in human and industrial relations for World Color Press. Nate enjoyed sports, including the Cleveland Browns and St. Louis Cardinals, and watching his grandson play football. He had a sweet tooth and loved eating candy and pies. He never met a stranger he couldn't talk to and cherished time spent with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Judy of Sterling; his three children, Andrew (Elizabeth) Accardi of Dixon, Michelle (Martin) Mattes of Lake in the Hills, IL, and Matthew Accardi of San Antonio, TX; one sister, Angie (Martin) Garrity of Avon Lake, OH; seven grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Christopher Accardi, Jenna and Samantha Mattes, Gael Aldeano, Alexander Accardi and Natalia Accardi; two great grandchildren, Réiltín and Etain; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Lilli.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Kay Hackenberg and Santa Harants and one brother, Jack Accardi.

Cremation rites have been accorded with the McDonald Funeral Home. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 11:30 A.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sterling with Reverend Bruce Ludeke officiating. A private family gathering will be held following Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his memory.