In 1957, the Joseph J. Nat Funeral Home was founded by Joseph J. Nat and his wife, Bertha Rauscher Nat, at its current location on Park Avenue in Wilkes-Barre. Mr. Nat served the Wilkes-Barre Area as a Funeral Director for over 30 years until his death in 1988.
In 1987 the ownership passed to his nephew, Stephen J. Gawlas. Shortly thereafter, the Funeral Home was renamed the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home. Mr. Gawlas and his staff continue in the tradition of his uncle to provide dignified, compassionate, and respectful services to families in need.