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Orel A. Nau

January 12, 1927 ~ May 5, 2017 (age 90)

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Orel A. Nau age 90, of Winter Park, Fl., passed away May 5, 2017. Mr. Nau was born January 12, 1927 in Pittsburgh, Pa., the son of the late August and Lillian (Stebler) Nau. Prior to his retirement Orel was a machinist in the manufacturing industry. He served his country proudly with the United States Navy during WWII on Battleship Colorado. Orel was a very family oriented man, family came first, his grandchildren often went on vacations with him. He was very loving, caring, especially of his son-in-law; thankful for everything; strong in faith, had a sarcastic wit, but was extremely kind. Mr. Nau was a 70 year member of the Knights of Columbus, and a proud blood donor having donated 40 gallons in his lifetime. Orel was very active playing softball, and bocci ball into his 70's, enjoyed fishing, and playing cards. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 66 years Jean K. Nau who passed away August 12, 2016, two bothers, and one granddaughter Jennifer Nunes who passed away February 19, 1988. Mr. Nau is survived by his daughter Pat (Nick) Nunes, grandchildren John (Kathrin) Nunes, and Nicole (Jonathan) Smith. He is also survived by five great grandchildren Ethan, Caleb, Layli Nunes, Anderson, and Keaton Smith. The family will be receiving friends Monday, May 8, 2017 from 9:00 AM ~ 10:30 AM at Collison Family Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, May 8, 2017 at 11:00 AM at St.'s Peter & Paul Catholic Church with Father Derk Schudee as celebrant. Military Honors will follow. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations in his name to Hospice of the Comforter 480 W. Central Pkwy. Altamonte Springs, Fl., 32714 phone (407) 682-0808

 Service Information

May 8, 2017

9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Collison Family Funeral Home & Crematory
3806 Howell Branch Rd
Winter Park, FL 32792

Funeral Mass
May 8, 2017

11:00 AM
Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church
5300 Old Howell Branch Road
Winter Park, FL 32792

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