Nathan Paul TenHuisen, 50, died suddenly Wednesday, Aug, 7, 2013, at Riddle Hospital, Media, Pa., from cardiac arrest.
Nate was born in Jamestown, N.Y., to Paul and Josephine (Taft) Ten- Huisen, and raised in Clymer, N.Y.
He graduated from Clymer Central School in 1981, Hope College in 1986 and later received his masters in business administration in consumer brand marketing from Vanderbilt University.
Nathan Paul TenHuisen
Nate's business career included positions at Fallon- McElligott in Minneapolis, Cadbury-Schweppes in Connecticut, Pepsi and Prandium in California, SCA in Philadelphia, and Astra Zeneca in Wilmington, Del. Nate was senior director of marketing at Astra Zeneca at the time of his death.
Nate was a trusted coworker and friend whose thoughtful opinion was sought after by many and delivered with a wry smile and a twinkle in his eye. Nate's proud father states that the bearer of his name never did anything to make his father ashamed and was gentle and caring toward everyone.
Nate remembered his childhood on the family dairy farm in Clymer as idyllic. As the beloved eldest child of six and bachelor uncle to many, Nate spent Christmases and summer vacations trying to replicate and relive those memories with his brothers and sister, nieces and nephews.
A family man in his heart, Nate was thrilled when he met Dana Settembrino and married in 2006 and could finally have a family of his own.
Nate is survived by his wife, Dana Settembrino and three children: Riley (11), Anthony Joseph (6) and Luke (5) TenHuisen; his parents, Paul and Josephine TenHuisen of Clymer, N.Y.; and his siblings and their families: Matthew TenHuisen (Chris Gore) of Wilmington, N.C., and daughter, Katie, Dwight (Heather) TenHuisen of Grand Rapids, Mich., and children: Sophia, Olivia, Isaiah, and Susannah, Andrew (Lexie) TenHuisen of Waynesboro, Ga., and children: Glori, Codi and Caleb, Calvin (Toni) TenHuisen of Clymer, N.Y., and sons: Zacchary and Cooper, and Elana (Kam) Brewer of Philadelphia, and children: Alexander, Kalista and Natalie. Other relatives include aunts: Thelma (TenHuisen) Heil and Carolyn (Taft) Whitehead; and his uncle, John Nyweide. His loss is grieved also by in-laws: Anthony and Eleanor Settembrino; brother-in-law, Chris (Nicole) Settembrino and children Nick, Josie, and Kate of Philadelphia; and grandmother, Eleanor Waldron of Philadelphia.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Clifford and Mabel TenHuisen and Frances and Rolland Taft; an uncle, John Heil; and an aunt, Margaret (TenHuisen) Nyweide.
A memorial Mass was held in Philadelphia on Aug. 13, 2013.
Those wishing to make a donation to a college fund for the TenHuisen children can send donations to: Sovereign Bank, 800 Town Centre Drive, Glen Mills, PA 19343, payable to the TenHuisen Children's Fund.
For online condolences visit www.mccreryandharra.com.