Nathan A. Testa 1973-2020

AKRON — Nathan Allen Testa, 46, formerly of Youngstown, died Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020.

He was born Dec. 28, 1973, in Warren, a son of Michael and Holly Tiernan Papa and had lived in Akron for three years.

Mr. Testa received his master’s degree in education from Youngstown State University. He had been a teacher at Youngstown City Schools, a school administrator in the Cleveland area and coached the Poland High School Swim Team.

Nate was lovingly referred to as the Gentle Giant, not only for his size, but for his kind and gentle soul. Most times when he sat down, he had a child hopping in his lap for a long snuggle. He had a unique sense of humor and was an avid weightlifter. He also loved reading and writing.

He leaves his parents, Michael and Holly Papa of Struthers; three daughters, Olivia, Addilyn and Katlyn; a son, Aden; two sisters, Beth Marzano and her husband Brad of Wadsworth, and Ryan Dillon and her husband Chuck of Medina; nieces and nephews, Mia, Lyla, Vincenzo, Cecilia and Angelo Marzano, and Aiden and Camryn Dillon; and a grandmother, Ann Testa.

Nathan was preceded in death by his grandparents.

A funeral Mass will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, at St. Luke Roman Catholic Church, 5235 South Ave., Boardman. Family and friends may call 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, one hour prior to the Mass.

Nathan attended City Church Canton and the family asks that any memorial donations be made to City Church Canton, 3500 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44709.

Due to COVID-19, all guests whose health allows are asked to please wear a face mask.

Arrangements are being handled by the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home. Please visit www.krcummins.com to view this obituary and to send condolences to the family.

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