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Nathaniel Gartland Treat

Nathaniel Gartland Treat

Nov 16, 1979 - Mar 2, 2021

Nathaniel Gartland Treat

Nathaniel Gartland Treat

Nov 16, 1979 - Mar 2, 2021

Nathaniel Gartland Treat - Obituary

We live our lives as a tale that is told, and as a vapor that appears for a time, then vanishes away” Nathaniel Gartland Treat passed away unexpectedly on March 3, 2021 at the age of 41. He was born November 16, 1979, in Tacoma Park, MD to Dennis and Kerrie Treat. Nathaniel graduated from Quince Orchard High School in 1998, and then college from Middle Tennessee State University in 2002. He worked in the arts and production industry as a lead audiovisual technician and project manager. Nathaniel married Sarah Stone in Nagshead, NC in 2009. They resided in Baltimore, MD and Knoxville, TN. Nathaniel loved to play and listen to music. He also enjoyed drawing, writing, helping others in need and being with his closest friends and family. Nathaniel is survived by his mother and father, Kerrie and Dennis Treat, his wife Sarah Stone Treat, brother and sister in-law Jason Treat and Julia Ames, niece Nellie, brother and sister-in-law Ben and Sammie Treat, nephew Owen, and niece Izzy, mother and father-in-law, Ronnie and Pam Stone, brother/sister in-law Larry and Annie Smith, niece Haley and nephew Conner, and brother/sister-in-law Kyle and Katie Charnley. Nathaniel will forever be loved and missed. A private Mass of Christian will be held at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Edgewater. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to OAI - Opiate Awareness Institute, 11125 Park Blvd., Suite 104-211, Seminole, FL 33772 or online by clicking HERE Please leave a condolence for the family by signing the online guestbook at the link on this page. **Eulogies given at Nathaniel's memorial service: Good Morning, Sarah has written some memories of her and Nathaniel and she has asked me to share. 1998-Fall-Peck Hall…Our lives changed forever. A small town country girl and a big city boy locked eyes and fell in love. The words, “I never want you to leave my car,” will forever be on repeat in mind, and then a first kiss to solidify our love happened. My first gift to Nathaniel was our dog Leia after he had lost his childhood dog Alex. He loved that dog more than life itself, and she became our first fur-baby. Then life happened…… but we always came back to each other Ten years later in 2008, on a black sand beach with a Costa Rican sunset and friends hiding behind trees, Nathaniel asked me to spend the rest of his life with him. There was no hesitation at all, and a year later on the beach of Nagshead, NC, we had an epic wedding and I became a part of the Treat family, the happiest day of my life. I gained my first two brothers and a second set of parents that meant the world to me. The next several years left great memories. We lived in five different homes, went to shows, took boat and jet ski rides, had Sunday dinners while watching the Ravens play, had many nights of playing board games but our favorite times together was snuggled on the coach with Leia, Lucy and Wicket watching a movie. He simply completed me. Though times became complicated for Nathaniel, my heart would never let him go. See….Nathaniel and I had a type of relationship where we could sit in silence and have a conversation, it felt as if we had always known each other. Some might call it soul mates. Regardless of Nathaniel’s battles, he never wanted to burden anyone with his problems; he loved to make people smile and would help a stranger with anything and without judgment. He had a heart of gold. I know he’s watching over me, I know he’s watching over us. Fly high baby and I will see you again one day in the clouds. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Good morning. Kerrie and Dennis wrote these memories of Nathaniel. They have asked that I read them on their behalf. When Jason and Ben were six and four years old, Nathaniel was a pleasant surprise addition to our family. Kerrie still holds a precious memory of pushing Nathaniel in his stroller and thanking God for the opportunity to continue that wonderful phase of motherhood for a few more years. Eventually, Nathaniel traded in his stroller for bikes,skateboards, and snowboards. He grew into a happy, charming, and intelligent young man. He was persuasive, even at a young age. He somehow convinced us that we should go visit a litter of 11 Golden Retriever puppies. Of course,we came home with Alex who was with us for many years. He loved sports, where he exerted such drive and determination.As you all know, he hated losing. His love of music steered him into bands and then sound engineering as a career. He had found his calling. We were thrilled when Sarah came along; she was the love of his life, and our “first daughter.”We have such happy memories of the two of them together,and all of us as a family. Being a sensitive person, he was always ready to help others in need. In 2007, he and Ben, and their friend,Tim, saved a man’s life, though it resulted in his own terrible injuries. In the end, that unselfish act probably cost him his life. As his parents, we will always remember him as a caring,sensitive, and charming son who gave us great joy. Nathaniel loved the simple things in life: fires in the fireplace, lasagna, a large cup of coffee—with lots of sugar, and chocolate chip cookies.He loved to draw, to play his bass, and root for his Ravens. He loved our boat and waverunner,and any beach anywhere. We hope you, too, will carry loving memories of Nathaniel at his best. May he now rest in everlasting peace. And finally, this — from a headstone in Ireland: “Those we love don’t go away. They walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed, and very dear. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

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