Nathan Klaneski, age 42, passed away at home in Hartford on Monday, July 2 2018.
Nate was born to Mary Klaneski and Jim Klaneski in Bristol on April 1, 1976, and graduated from Terryville High School in 1992. Eligible for the Mensa Society, Nate attended Manchester Community College for a number of years working toward a degree in mechanical engineering.
Nate was employed as a supervisor for the Green Scene of Manchester for the past 16 years, and held a Connecticut D.E.E.P Supervisory License in Ornamentals and Turf.
He was well liked by his coworkers and customers who, in the words of his employer, were not merely customers but “fans of his.” He began hiking and camping with his family at the age of six weeks and never lost his love of the outdoors. He was an avid rock and mineral hound and was often late to family gatherings because he was still in the wood with his back pack and hammer. He was also a collector of precious metals and had accumulated and extensive Magic game card collection.
Nathan is survived by his companion of many years, Lisa Joyner and by his parents, Mary (Waleszczyk) Klaneski of Wolcott and Jim Klaneski of Terryville; also by his brothers, Jeremiah Klaneski of Terryville, Samuel Klaneski of Thomaston; and his sister, Sarah Klaneski of Hanover N.H.
He is also survived by his paternal grandmother, Joyce Mrazik of Newburyport, Mass., his uncle, Peter Waleszczyk of Terryville, and aunt, Jill Porter of Newburyport, Mass.
A memorial gathering for family and friends will be held at Scott Funeral Home, 169 Main St., Terryville, Ct. 06786 on Sunday, July 8 from 4 to 6 p.m.