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Nathan Scott Dayan, 55, of Savannah, Georgia and husband of Lisa Ann Binder Dayan, died Thursday evening, April 1, 2021, at his home.

Born in Alexandria, Louisiana, he was the son of Carole Barbara Haven Dayan and the late Maurice Dayan. Nathan was a member of Congregation Agudath Achim. He graduated with a Master’s degree in Marine Biology from the College of Charleston. Nathan was a Fisheries Biologist for 25 years with the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Nathan’s hard work on several key items, which was critical to the success of several major projects, earned him the Department of the Army’s Civilian Service Commendation Medal for his commitment to excellence and devotion to duty as a great credit to himself, the Savanah District of the United States Corps of Engineers, the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the United States Army.

Surviving are his wife of 21 years, Lisa Ann Binder Dayan; his mother, Carole Barbara Haven Dayan of New Orleans, Louisiana; two sisters, Esther Hendler and her husband, Marc, and Juliet Lieberman and her husband, Richard, all of New Orleans, Louisiana; one niece, Alexandra Lieberman, and four nephews, Joshua Lieberman, Miles Hendler, Sean Hendler, and Andrew Sacharin.

The funeral service will be held at 2:30 Monday afternoon, April 5, 2021, at the graveside, Jefferson Memorial Gardens in St. Rose, Louisiana.

Remembrances: Angels Among Us – Tisch Brain Tumor Center – DUMC Box 3624, Durham, North Carolina 27710 or Congregation Agudath Achim – 9 Lee Boulevard, Savannah, Georgia 31405-5707.

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  1. Robert Martinson says:

    Nathan, You will always be my alpha geek from the New Orleans District. I’m glad I got to work with you for 7+ years there and get to know you. May God bless you my friend.

  2. Harley Winer says:

    Nathan, It is with great sadness to learn about your passing. Great memories of you at the New Orleans District and Team Essayons.

  3. Gib Owen says:

    A true honor to have know and worked with Nathan. He and Lisa were always a class act. He and Lisa took the loss they suffered from Hurricane Katrina with dignity, kept their heads hi and ran full speed into helping others.

    You will be missed my friend.


  4. Monica Moore says:

    To Lisa & Family Thank You For Sharing Nathan with us these many years. He was a wonderful person..when I didn’t want to smile he was the one that made me laugh. It has been a pleasure working with him and having him as a friend.

  5. Rob Dillon says:

    Very sorry for your loss, Lisa. Nathan was one of the best graduate students I had the pleasure of working with at The College of Charleston. He was bright, responsible, and highly-motivated – the makings of an excellent scientist. Nathan was also a lot of fun to be around. Come back up to see us again sometime, OK?

  6. Christopher Brown says:

    I am so stunned to learn of Nathan’s untimely death. He was my colleague during my career at USACE-New Orleans, and he was one of the finest people I have ever worked with. I am so sorry for his wife and family. He will truly be missed. Rest in peace, old friend.

  7. Deborah & James Weaver says:

    We are so very sorry for you loss. Nathan was kind, intelligent and had a wonderful sense of humor. He was always a pleasure to be around.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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