Mr. Natch Vincent Brocato, 86, a retired salesman, lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, in his home. He was born on July 6, 1935, to Vincent and Anne Brocato, in Shreveport, LA.
After graduating from Fair Park High School in 1953, he signed with the Shreveport Sports Alexandria Aces Evangeline League. Later, Natch Brocato served in the United States Army. He spent many years coaching and mentoring youth boys in baseball and football. He even hit a 400 in high school baseball! He was a lover of many things including watching LSU Football, eating ribs, taking care of his family, and dreaming of a baseball career. Instead, he decided to return home to his sweetheart, Janet, whom he later married.
Natch Brocato was preceded in death by his parents; his grandson, Roy Vincent Smith; his brothers, John, Joseph, and Charles Brocato; and his sisters, Sarah Serio and Anne Stephens.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Janet Brocato; his children, Sharon Thomas, Steve (Lee Ann) Brocato, and Staci Christian; his grandchildren, Caitlin Carney, Hayden Christian, Tyler Brocato, Nichole (Tyler Russell) Laing, Danielle McLendon, Chrisi Smith, Martin Reynolds, and Jennifer Moses; 14 great-grandchildren; and his sisters, Rose Ray and Lucille Beisel. A multitude of special friends will also be missing him, including his dog, Bo.
Tyler Brocato, Martin Reynolds, Ron Stephens, Dawson Garland, Kale Laing, Tyler Russell, and Hayden Christian will serve as pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the World Cancer Research Fund.
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