Last week, the cigar industry in the southeast lost one of its more popular people. Nathan Saab was a cigar rep based in North Carolina. Nathan died on January 24th as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident this past December 13th.
When I moved to North Carolina back in 2008, I’ve met Nathan on a few occasions. I’ve found him friendly and sociable. I did not know him as well as many of my friends. I can tell you when the car accident occurred, shock waves were sent throughout the cigar community not just in North Carolina, but in the Southeast and beyond. Nathan truly was a friend who touched a lot of people. Chances are if you smoked a cigar in the Carolinas, Virginia, or Georgia – you knew or met Nathan.
I’ve seen tributes on facebook from folks like Sam Leccia (Oliva), Sean Williams (El Primer de Mundo), Albert Argenti, and a host of friends.
There is an auction online to help offset some of the costs that Nathan’s family has had to shoulder as a result of being in the hospital. You can click here for more details. Once again, the Cigar Community comes together like no other community does.
There is also a Memorial Service scheduled in Charlotte. The link above for the auction has more details. I’ll post them here as well:
Sunday Feb. 6th from 1-4pm
Midtown Sundries University
Harris Blvd. and David Cox Rd.
3425 David Cox Rd.
Rest in Peace Nathan.