Michael J. Nau, 71, of Williamsport, died peacefully on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at home.

Mike was born on Aug. 17, 1947, in Williamsport, the son of Cecil J. and M. Rita (Beck) Nau.

He attended the former St. Mary’s High School until the school closed, then transferred and was a 1966 graduate of Williamsport High School. After school he joined the U.S. Navy and served aboard the USS Rockbridge during the Vietnam War, where he received accolades for the meals he served, a talent he used the rest of his life.

For 25 years he was employed as a printer at the former C.A. Reed plant, then for 20 years he was employed at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

He was a lifelong New York Yankees fan and enjoyed scratch off tickets and doing crossword puzzles.

Surviving are his daughters, Renee Nau of Philadelphia and Amy Nau (fiancé Charles Kurtz) of Williamsport and a sister, Carol N. Zipp (John) of West Palm Beach, Fla.

He’d like to be remembered with the phrase “Having a good time, wish you were here.”

Crouse Funeral Home and Cremation Services are entrusted with handling arrangements.

To leave condolences or sign an online guest book, please visit www.crousefuneralhome.com.