Nester Charles Urban Obituary, Death – Visitation, Burial, Funeral Plan
Nester Charles Urban Obituary – Nester Charles Urban, 86, of Berwick, passed away peacefully on Sunday evening, Jan. 9, 2022. Nester was the son of the late Charles and Mary (Kapushinski) Urban.
Nester graduated from Berwick High School in 1953. Upon graduation, he took up the family business and learned auto painting and repair in West Berwick. He went on to join Kline’s Automobile Equipment and Supply-Wholesale and Manufacturers as a Regional Sales Representative. While at Kline’s, he worked with many individuals across the auto industry, making lifelong friends and connections while working in an industry he was passionate about. During his tenure at Kline’s, he was recognized as the top Sikkens salesman in the U.S.
In addition to his industrial aptitudes, he joined the Army National Guard at 18 and quickly rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant during the Korean War. In his early years, Nester played upright bass in a local band called the “Caravans,” who would entertain locally. He made lifelong friends with the traveling band.
Nester met his wife of 60 years at a local club and was immediately smitten for life. Nester was a known “prankster.” He had a warm and engaging personality — he was always the first to share a story (and they were EXCELLENT stories), or tell a joke (always a toss-up if it was family-friendly or off-color). Nester was a dedicated family man. He referred to himself as “Powerman” to his grandchildren and lovingly took care of them during their school-aged years, always prioritizing athletic games, art shows, and other events.
He was an active parishioner at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and participated in many church functions. He was a die-hard Berwick Bull-Dawgs fan, a NY Jets fan, and enjoyed golf, fishing, admiring his koi pond, fish, and plants, and spending time with his dogs and loved ones.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Surviving is his wife of 60 years, Phyllis (Prushinski) Urban; his four children: Gregory Urban, of Berwick, Christopher Urban, of Bentonville, Ark., Debra (Urban) Modlesky, of Jacksonville, Fla., and husband John, and Lorraine (Urban) Labus of Downingtown; five grandchildren, starting with his only granddaughter, Brittany (Modlesky) Rubinsky and her husband, David, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; and four grandsons: Brandon Modlesky, of Orlando, Fla., and Tyler, Daniel, and Michael Labus, of Downingtown.
A visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 721 Monroe St., Berwick, with the Rev. Dennis G. Dalessandro of Our Lady of Mercy Church, Catawissa, officiating.