donald    p.nelson
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.

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  1. God has blessed us Greatly when. Donald Nelson came into our family. He was loved by so many. Donald was like a Father to myself and my Sisters. We loved him unconditionally. He will be so missed but will be with us in all the memories we have of this wonderful man. God Bless you Donald Nelson and we will never forget you and all the laughs we had. I Love You, and rest in
    Peace.

  2. God has blessed us Greatly when. Donald Nelson came into our family. He was loved by so many. Donald was like a Father to myself and my Sisters. We loved him unconditionally. He will be so missed but will be with us in all the memories we have of this wonderful man. God Bless you Donald Nelson and we will never forget you and all the laughs we had. I Love You, and rest in
    Peace.

  3. I am very sorry to hear of Uncle Don’s passing. He was very kind as was Aunt Neva. I remember traveling from Whitesboro to Rochester for visits and they always had donuts. A real treat to us girls. My sympathies to Dawn, Tommy, Barb, Warren and and family.

  4. If I could write a story about Mr Nelson,
    It would be the greatest ever told, a million pages
    Of a kind and loving father,grandpa,uncle, friend (etc)
    Who had a heart of gold He wasn’t a hero known by the world,But a hero he was,
    to his family and friends.He taught life’s lessons,of right from wrong and instilled in his children
    (son, daughter and grandchildren) values that they might be strong.
    His presence was important and we loved to see him smile.
    My best memory to recall is the gift of his presence,is the greatest gift of all.
    Now you are our Angel, so spread your wings out wide,
    please wrap them around us whenever you see us cry.
    Our time together was memorable, you were such an inspiration to many of us!
    My prayers go out to the whole Nelson family, I am very sorry for your loss, Mr Nelson will surely be missed.
    Sue Koch

  5. Jim and I were very sad to hear of Uncle Don’s passing. I have many happy memories of Uncle Don and Aunt Neva growing up and feel very lucky to have known them. Jim and Sharon

  6. Uncle Don will be sadly missed. He was a wonderful person. Deepest sympthy to the family. Love Stacey, Shaun & Donna.

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