December 23, 1917 ~ December 30, 2011
Greece: a resident for the last several years of Atria, in Rochester, New York, passed away peacefully on December 30, 2011, at Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center in Rochester. Grandpa was predeceased by his wife of over 60 years, Neva Woodbury Nelson, his older brother, Harold Nelson, his wife's sister, Arlene Skelton, and his wife's brother, James (Bud) Woodbury. Born in Cohoes, New York on December 23, 1917, to Arthur and Mabel Nelson, Grandpa married Neva Woodbury in Whitesboro, New York, on October 14, 1939, and shortly thereafter moved to Rochester where they both went to R.I.T. Grandpa spent his entire working career (43 years) at Eastman Kodak, the last number of years assigned to the Hawkeye Division, with which unit he traveled throughout the world. Grandpa was greatly loved by his family and his warm personality, sense of humor, and interest in others will be greatly missed by his family and those acquaintances and friends who were fortunate to have known him. Grandpa is survived by his daughter, Barbara Winslow, and her husband, Warren, of Manchester, Maine; his son, Thomas Nelson, and his wife, Dawn, of Spencerport, New York; his grandchildren, David Winslow, and his wife, Kris Doody, of Augusta and Caribou, Maine; Christine Donnelly, and her husband Paul, of Spencerport, New York, Elizabeth Keegan, and her husband, Timothy, of Pleasanton, California; Amy Winslow of Scarborough, Maine; and Scott Nelson, and his wife Karen, of Kansas City, Missouri; his great grandchildren, Ashlee, Ryan, Marc, Sophie, Erin, Joseph, Lily, Rylee, Owen, and Lexi and many nieces and nephews. Grandpa's family want to thank the staff and his friends at Atria-Greece for making his stay there as much like home as possible and the staff at Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center for making his last days there so comfortable for him. Friends may call Friday (Jan 6th) 6-8 PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece Chapel. His Funeral Service will be held Saturday (Jan 7th) 11:00 AM at Greece Baptist Church, 1230 Long Pond Rd. Interment, Falls Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Greece Baptist Church or Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center in his memory. For more information or to sign Donald's guestbook please visit www.MeesonFamily.com.