Nathan Springer Shore, age 92, of La Quinta, California, passed away on December 21, 2019, in Novato, California, after a brief illness, surrounded by his family.
Nate was born on March 19, 1927, to Thomas and Isabelle Shore in Long Beach, California. After graduating from Long Beach Polytechnic High School, he went on to study engineering and business at UC Berkeley. A standout athlete at Long Beach Poly, he played both football and rugby at Cal.
At Cal, he met Margaret Gleason, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. A. Lawrence Gleason of Piedmont. They were married in March of 1950 and were together for 67 years until Margie’s passing in October of 2017.
After college, Nate started out working for a large oil company, but after a short while, he became a wholesale representative for furniture manufacturers, primarily Thomasville.
Margie and Nate moved to Pacific Palisades in the early 1950s and raised a family there: Larry Shore of San Francisco (Sandy Yuen), Dave Shore of Tiburon (Zoe Sexton) and Barbara Seranella. Barbara, a successful mystery writer, passed away in 2007.
Margie and Nate moved to La Quinta in 1986 and enjoyed a wonderful retirement there, with lots of golf, time with friends and family, and many trips abroad.
Nate is survived by his two sons and three grandchildren: Cameron Yuen-Shore, Jamie Yuen-Shore and Savannah Shore, all of whom will miss the warmth and wit of “The Kahuna.” The extended family remembers him as optimistic, generous, adventurous and, in his own words, “seldom wrong, but never in doubt.”
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