Catherine Nastars

Obituary of Catherine M. Nastars

RENSSELAER - Catherine M. Nastars, 71, of Rensselaer, passed away Monday, October 11, 2021, at Rose Wood gardens.

Catherine met her future husband, Thomas J. Nastars, while working towards her Bachelor's degree at Ohio State University.

After finishing her studies Catherine quickly began to grow her family. She gave birth to Dina M. Nastars in 1973,

Thomas H. Nastars in 1976 and Julie A. Nastars in 1978. She was primarily a mom for most of her life, but had many

challenging positions in the business world, including Personal Assistant to Neil Golub of the Golub Corporation.

Her favorite past times were spending time with her family, "babysitting' her 7 grandkids, documenting her family with

pictures and picture albums, watching football, watching the Yankees, listening to music, shopping and making people laugh.

Survivors include daughter Dina Trotta (Gennaro Trotta), son Thomas Nastars, daughter Julie Cohen (Jesse Cohen),

sister Judy Falzone, sister Donna Buehner, sister Laureen Bartolon  and grandchildren Thomas J. Nastars, Andrew M. Nastars,
Grace A. Trotta, Gennaro T. Trotta, Joseph R. Trotta, Samuel M. Cohen, Casey R. Cohen


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Catherine’s name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

2 Pine West Plaza #202, Albany, NY 12205, (518) 944-2750 or on the web at




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