Natale Albert “Nick” Monastra

April 05, 1930 ‒ May 18, 2020

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Natale Albert “Nick” Monastra, a true gentleman, passed away Monday, May 18, 2020 in Wedgewood Estates surrounded by family. He was 90.

The son of Lawrence & Caroline (Monzu) Monastra, he was born April 5, 1930 in Altman. He graduated from Greentown High School with the class of 1948 before proudly serving his county in the US Army.

In the army he served in the 66th Engineer Company as a Topographic Drafter. While in the Army, he was able to play baseball and traveled throughout Europe with his teammates. He served until honorably discharged in December 1952 as Corporal.

Just four years later, Nick married Grace Poling on April 7, 1956 and later that year, he obtained his bachelor’s degree from Ohio University. Nick and Grace moved to Mansfield in 1971.  He was a member of Westbrook Country Club, University Club and the American Legion Post #16. Nick was also a member of Resurrection Parish.

Nick was a very hard and dedicated worker. He served on the board of Design Metal Products and was also a partner at Mong & Associates.

In his spare time, Nick enjoyed golfing, playing bridge and baseball. He was a die-hard Cleveland Indians fan and even had season tickets for many years. He enjoyed traveling all over the world but his two favorite places were Sanibel Island and Hawaii.

He is survived by daughters Lisa (Keith) Stoner of Lexington and Amy (Clete) Paumier of Salem; grandchildren Shelby (Ryan) Stout, Lauren Stoner, Samantha Stoner, Kate Paumier, and Jess Paumier; great grandchildren Lucy Grace Miller, Benjamin Miller and Andrew Stout; brother James (Carolyn) Monastra; sister Anna (James) Greenwell; as well as nieces, nephews and extended family

Nick was preceded in death by his loving wife Grace Monastra and his parents Lawrence & Caroline Monastra.

A private family service will be held Friday, May 22, 2020 and will be live streamed on the Lexington Avenue Facebook Page beginning at 2 pm. Celebrant Dave Roberts will officiate. Burial will follow in Mansfield Catholic Cemetery.

Contributions to Hospice NCO may be sent to the funeral home (PO Box 3085, Mansfield, Ohio 44904).

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the staff at Hospice of North Central Ohio and Wedgwood for the care they gave to Nick.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Nick’s family. We encourage you to share a memory and watch his tribute video at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • Nick was a person you could never forget. He definitely was a “true gentleman”. He was kind & generous & we will never forget his laugh. He always had a joke to tell & he could brighten up your day just by being around him. He & Grace were soul mates & I know they happy to be together again. Our deepest sympathy to the family. He was one of a kind & his memory will live in our hearts. With love, Tom & Susi Maiyer

  • We offer our deepest sympathy to Nick’s loving family. He will be missed by many friends & family. He was a wonderful man with a great smile & personality. Being the Fater-in-law of our Son , Clete, we have many fond memories of Grace & Nick. Our love & prayers to a special family. John&Janice Paumier & family

  • We offer our deepest sympathy to Nick’s loving family. He will be missed by many friends & family. He was a wonderful man with a great smile & personality. Being the Father-in-law of our Son , Clete, we have many fond memories of Grace & Nick. Our love & prayers to a special family. John&Janice Paumier & family

  • Lias and Amy,
    Your father was a gentleman and a scholar. He always had a smile on his face. I am sure your mother greeted him warmly and is glad to see him. Both you and your families are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
    Lois Lasker

  • I first met Nick when I was a buyer at the Tappan Co. A nicer man you never met. He was a true professional. My condolences to Nick’s family. R.I.P. Nick

  • DEAR COUSINS LISA, AMY, AND FAMILIES,
    OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY IS SENT TO YOU DURING THIS TIME OF LOSING ONE SO DEAR TO YOU AND ALL WHO KNEW HIM! NICK WAS A WONDERFUL HUSBAND, FATHER, GRANDFATHER AND FRIEND! SOME OF OUR FONDEST MEMORIES IN LATER YEARS WERE WHEN WE COULD STILL BE TOGETHER TO SHARE ‘OLD TIMES’ DURING THE POLING FAMILY REUNION WHEN GRACE AND NICK WOULD VISIT PARSONS, WV, FOR THAT ANNUAL EVENT! OUR LOVE AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AS YOU ADJUST TO THE ABSENCE OF NICK’S PHYSICAL PRESENCE IN YOUR LIVES! MAY THE GOD OF ALL COMFORT SUSTAIN YOU THROUGH THE ON GOING MEMORIES OF A LIFE WELL LIVED AND BRING YOU PEACE!
    LOVE AND BLESSINGS,
    COUSINS JOAN (DONNIE) AND JIM POLING, AND JANE POLING WRIGHT