CLARKSVILLE — William C. VanNatten Sr., 71, of Clarksville died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, at his home.
Mr. VanNatten was born in Clarksville on Dec. 30, 1932, the son of the late Charles S. and Christina (Beck) VanNatten.
He had worked as a school-bus driver for the Bethlehem Central School District for 33 years retiring in 1992.
He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. For many years, he was a proud member of the Golden Horseshoe Riding Club.
He had a love for all animals, especially the goats he raised and wild turkeys.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia D. (Snyder) VanNatten; children, Lauri Cutting and her husband Richard of Elizabethtown, N.Y., William C. VanNatten Jr. and his wife Elena of Florida, Barbara Pielo and her husband Marty of West Sand Lake, James D. Daine of Salmon, Idaho, Melanie Pate and her husband Ben of Middletown, N.J., and John M. VanNatten and his wife Lisa of Plattsburgh; an uncle, Roy Beck of Dormansville; eight grandchildren; and many cousins.
Relatives and friends are invited to call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Applebee Funeral Home, 403 Kenwood Ave., Delmar. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Onesquethaw Cemetery in the spring.
Those who wish may send a remembrance in his name to Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY 12205.