Nathaniel Clifford Kubala Denay, 27

Nathaniel Clifford Kubala Denay, 27, died on Sunday, April 25, 2010.
Nate was born on Aug. 9, 1982, to parents Jane and Cliff Denay, Nate grew up in Petoskey, Mich., with his sister, Emily.  On June 28, 2008, Nate married Elena Kubala.

Nate was a great lover of life. He was always making and learning whether in his friendships, his formal education, his constant projects, or his wide travels. He cared deeply about community, and formed strong relationships wherever he was.

Nate was guided by his heart, and could do anything he was passionate about. His enthusiasm and determination were a catalyst for everyone around him; his energy, presence, and faith gave others courage.
Nate had beautiful plans for his future, which were driven by his passion for humanity. The most important part of that plan was to raise children with Elena, and to teach them to love.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, in the Crossroads Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 6031 W. Chapel Hill Road, Mequon, on the northwest corner of Highland Road and Green Bay Road.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Milwaukee Urban Gardens, a nonprofit land trust dedicated to acquiring and preserving land to develop and maintain community gardens, which can be reached at or First Presbyterian Deacon Fund to defray medical and funeral expenses, 501 E. Mitchell, Petoskey, MI 49770.