July 17, 1942 ~ September 30, 2022

Born in: Brockport, New York
Resided in: Greece, New York

Theodore J. Natkin “Ted”

Friday, September 30, 2022, at age 80 went home to be with his parents, Theodore and Betty Hnatkin; brother, Dennis Hnatkin; sister-in-law, Joyce Struczewski. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Bev Natkin; children, Michael (Cristine), Jim (Paula) and Kathy Natkin; grandchildren, Alexandra, Samantha, Jessica and Taylor; sister, Linda Marsh; brother-in-law, Ed Struczewski; like a daughter, RaeAnn Mastrodonato; loving family and dear friends.

Ted was a retiree at Gates-Chili School District as a Chemistry Teacher. In his earlier days, he enjoyed square dancing and loved to travel with Bev especially on cruises. He was an avid fisherman and had a passion for reading books. He enjoyed golf with his colleagues, birdwatching, and watching TV games shows. He always seemed to know the answers for Jeopardy and was known as the “Jeopardy Aficionado” within the family. He loved spending quality time with his loving family and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Ted’s visitation will be held Tuesday October 4th 2-5 PM at VAY-SCHLEICH & MEESON 1075 Long Pond Road. His graveside service will be held Wednesday October 5th 12 NOON at Hillside Cemetery, Holley NY. His Memorial Service will be celebrated Wednesday October 5th 2 PM at Hope Lutheran Church, Greece NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Parkinson’s Foundation or Lollypop Farm in his memory. For more information and to sign his online guestbook, visit


Visitation: Tuesday October 4, 2022 02:00 PM - Tuesday October 4, 2022 05:00 PM

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Cemetery: Wednesday October 5, 2022 12:00 PM

Hillside Cemetery
4065 Holley Byron Rd
Holley, NY 14470

Memorial Service: Wednesday October 5, 2022 02:00 PM

Hope Lutheran Church
1301 Vintage Lane
Rochester, NY 14626

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Theodore J. Natkin 's name.

Humane Society at Lollypop Farm

99 Victor Road Fairport, NY 14450

Parkinson's Disease Foundation

1359 Broadway Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018

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  1. Grandpa, there’s too much to say about you! You were such an amazing person, and an incredible grandpa. You always went above and beyond and were always willing to help anyone. I appreciate all that you have done for me over my 26 years. I will love you forever, and you will always have a special place in my heart. Until we meet again.

  2. So many memories fishing, hunting, golfing and a few parties. They are good memories that will keep Ted alive in my heart forever. Love to you Bev and Mike, Jim and Kathy.

  3. Ted & Bev- you will Always be in my prayers🙏 Tom & I send our Sincerest Condolences and prayers…. I have many fond memories of all the visits you & Bev made to Long Island over the yrs and all the visits my folks made to Rochester over winter vacation when we were growing up.. Blessings in Heaven- I know my Mom& Dad are there visiting with you💞💞🙏

  4. To the entire Natkin family, Marcia and I send our deepest sympathy. We always enjoyed Ted’s company, and I specially enjoyed playing golf with Ted for many years. Dave & Marcia Clegg

  5. A wonderful person and a great colleague. Ted was a great teacher and influenced his students to become successful in life. So sorry for the family’s loss
    Tony and Carole LaMarca

  6. We were so very sorry to hear about your loss, there are no words to ease your pain. But we are sending healing prayers to you all, Bev, Mike, Jim, Kathy and all the beautiful grandchildren. You may feel alone but please know that God has a real presence there with you right now …
    Jack & Ann

  7. My thoughts and prayers are for Ted, Bev, Mike, Jim and Kathy. So glad to see Ted and Bev at my wife’ Celebration of Life. Ted was really a “gentle bear”, great teacher, golf buddy, party buddy and more importantly a great family man. You will be missed by all who knew you. RIP Ted!

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