Jeffrey Natcher of Brady Lake, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Friday April 14th. He was 66 years young and was surrounded by his loved ones.
He is survived by his wife Diana Jewett-Natcher, his daughter Jennifer "Jenny" Natcher, and two grandsons Nicholas "Nick" Natcher and Alexander "Zander" Natcher, and many nieces and nephews. He was the middle child of 9 and is survived by his siblings Regis Natcher, Rose Natcher Carmen, Samuel Natcher l, Patrcia Natcher Ney, David Natcher, and Timothy Natcher.
Welcoming Jeff with open arms is his late daughter Sherri Anne Jewett, father and mother Gilbert and Mildred Natcher, and sisters Gloria Natcher Smith and Tina Natcher Groff.
Growing up, he and his siblings loved to be outdoors and enjoy their surroundings of Brady Lake. He always said, no matter how far they went away from home, they would always hear his dad's whistle. He was class of 1975 at Kent Roosevelt and married the love of his life, Diana in 1976. He retired from Portage County after working for them for nearly 30 years. He had a major passion for woodworking, painting, antiques, and was always creative with anything that he did. One of his best woodworking creations was a large Uncle Sam that goes up on the porch every summer. He would always get a kick out of the number of people over the years who would stop in traffic just to get a picture with it, or ask to buy it. He always had to keep busy. Whether he was down in the basement in his wood shop, playing the harmonica, or playing his guitar.
He was an avid music guy and loved spending his down time being with his family listening to Tom Petty, Moody Blues, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin just to name a few. He was a big Cleveland sports advocate, mainly for the Browns and Cavs. He loved to sit on his front porch with his family, and get up in the mornings to make breakfast and watch old school cartoons. He enjoyed watching movies and tv shows like Bonanza, Andy Griffith, and Gunsmoke. He loved cooking all of the time and would make special creations. He always wanted to open up a restaurant that would only sell leftovers. Some of his favorites to cook were chicken, as well as chili. He especially loved making chicken and rivels. He is the true definition of a family man. Anytime someone needed guidance or support, Jeff was there. He was a hardworking, positive individual and only ever looked on the bright side of things. He was a fighter and never gave up. He had an incredible sense of humor and could make anyone that he met not only laugh, but feel loved and welcomed. When his mom and dad lived in Brady Lake still, Jeff would read children's books out loud but change around the words and make it into his own, just to give you an idea of how good his sense of humor was. He kept that same sense of humor throughout his entire battle over the last 2.5 years. All of his ideas and art projects truly showed the creative and beautiful soul that Jeffrey will forever be. His smile and energy could light up an entire room and will carry on for eternity. He was one in a million and always exuded a certain kind of light with him wherever he went.
There will be no calling hours but there will be a celebration to honor Jeffrey's beautiful life. He will be deeply missed by his loved ones, and we will never forget the impact that he made on anyone that he met. May he rest in paradise with his loved ones and all of his favorite songs. We love you Jeffrey and we will see you on the other side of the rainbow.