Theodore J. Natkin



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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


  1. Samantha Natkin on October 2, 2022 at 11:55 am

    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. PATTY HOYT on October 2, 2022 at 1:07 pm

    God be with you, Ted. Patty Hoyt

  3. Michele Brajdic on October 2, 2022 at 1:17 pm

    He will truly be missed. Such a great man.

  4. Tom Sullivan on October 2, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    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.

  5. Scott Summerson on October 3, 2022 at 10:48 am

    Mike – please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Condolences, Scott

  6. Patti & Tom SONZONE on October 3, 2022 at 12:56 pm


  7. Dave Clegg on October 3, 2022 at 2:47 pm

    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

  8. Tony LaMarca on October 3, 2022 at 5:33 pm

    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

  9. Jack & Ann Walters on October 3, 2022 at 6:02 pm

    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

  10. Joseph on October 4, 2022 at 12:44 pm

    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!

  11. Linda Bowen on October 5, 2022 at 9:21 am

    My deepest sympathy to you Linda and the family. God bless you

  12. Lollypop Farm on October 13, 2022 at 1:02 pm

    Our thoughts are with Ted’s family and friends at this sad time.

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