Nathan Veale Obituary, Death – Nathan Thomas Veale passed away. He had lived in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, all of his life. Thomas was born in Bremerton, Washington, on August 16, 1934. His parents were Thomas Francis Veale and Olga Marie Veale (née Strom), and he was born during that period. Thomas was their child.
He enrolled at the University of Washington in Seattle the next year, 1953, after graduating from Bremerton High School the year before. In 1956, Thomas graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in geography. In the same year that he got his commission, he was promoted to the rank of officer in the United States Army Reserve.
In 1956, he wed Aberdeen, Washington native Lou Ann Ramsay. She came from there. Soon after their wedding, he enlisted in the Army and later completed the Engineer Officer Basic Course. After that, he served in the military for a short while. The couple moved to Olympia to raise their three children so that they could both pursue careers in education. Thomas was a commander in the 455th Engineer Company of the Army Reserve as well as a systems engineer at International Business Machines.
Before being honorably discharged from the Army Reserve, he held this role. Thomas was promoted to the position of captain just before being discharged from the service. Thomas’ family uprooted their life and relocated to Palo Alto, in the state of California, in 1972 so that Thomas could seek a job at IBM as a systems engineer.
He participated in youth football, and throughout the course of the 1980s, he worked his way up to become president of the Palo Alto Knights Pop Warner Football organization. He also coached a team of young football players. In order to restart his work in the Puget Sound region, he filed a transfer request. Before retiring from IBM in 1991, he lived in Woodinville as his primary residence for a brief period of time.