March 22, 1926 ~ May 26, 2020

Born in: Brooklyn, NY
Resided in: Manhattan Beach, CA

The Amazing Life of Nathan Chianta
Brooklyn-Born Sicilian, Catholic, Son, Brother, Pizza Maker, Bartender, Soldier, Husband, Dad, Student, Theater Usher, PA, Accountant, Manager of Processes/People, Piscataway-Suburban, Elks, Hollywood-Transplanted, VP of Getting “Things” Done, Academy Member, Film Lover, Manhattan Beach Retiree, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Storyteller, Friend to All. Now at Peace.

Survived by the many lives he touched.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to:

American Red Cross

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

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  1. candle 7So very sad to say good-bye to Uncle Nat. The bigger than life story maker and teller. I do smile when I think of him and Aunt Jane together again <3 a reunion that will include his daughter, son-in-laws, grandson and his dynamic sisters! Our world loses a loved one, but heaven gains more than a few laughs

  2. candle 1A man larger than life …the best storyteller, a serious card player, and he always had a tune to sing, a proud Sicilian and he was so in awe of the family he created.

    When we were burying our grandma , our grandpa turned to me and said ”can you bury my heart with her” This is not the way you should have gone, but I take comfort knowing your heart is finally reunited with the love of your life. Love you Grandpa💜💜💜Kalena

  3. Kevin, Julie,and Doreen,
    Jane and I are so saddened at the loss of your Dad. Every time he and I were together we always had fun. I will miss giving him those Blue napkins . Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Your father is joining some great company up in heaven .
    Love Bobby and Jane

  4. Kevin, Julie and Doreen,

    Jane and I are so saddened at the loss of your Dad. He and I always had fun together. I remember always saving the Blue napkins for him. May he rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. He has joined some great company in heaven.
    Love Bobby and Jane 💙😇

  5. candle 2Grandpa,

    You were the ultimate family man. Having those you loved the most together was always a priority and you took so much joy in it. While this didn’t happen as often as we all would have liked, you always made the most of it.

    Our family beach trips are my most cherished memories. Enjoy the card games with the rest of our family in heaven. Love you grandpa. La Familia!

  6. candle 5Dear Uncle Nat, I’m sorry to hear of your passing and hope you received my email in April letting you know how special your correspondence was with me over the years. You touched my life and I’m sure the lives of many others. Gram (Helen) always loved talking to you. She has dementia but would be sad to know of your passing. Sending love to you in Heaven and to all of your family. Love, Katy

  7. candle 1Visiting Nat meant being family💖 I cherish all the years of wonderful visits and special occasions shared with my Chianta family … but today I am thinking back on the dinners, movies, laughter, stories, jokes and sheer delight in the entertainment and love and friendship that Nat shared with me. Peace be with you 😇

  8. Nat was one of a kind with his good nature, humor, perpetual smile and generosity of good purpose. All of what was written aptly describes his multifaceted experiences, talents and graciousness, but most of all a loving person who approached life positively. Condolences to the family from a friend who was fortunate to know him through his Embassy Pictures colleagues.

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