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Deborah B. Nelson
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“Dear Mike,My condolences go out to you and the kids. I don't know what to say... and I am still in shock. Deb was a fantastic colleague and friend. I...Read More »
1 of 46 | Posted by: Heather Murphy - Philadelphia, PA

“Debbie was a wonderful giving person. A special soul. She was a great friend to all in High School. My condolences go out to her family. ”
2 of 46 | Posted by: Brian Parrotte - Liverpool, NY

“I worked with Debbie 26 years ago at PHMC. She was a beautiful, brilliant and caring young woman. Mike, I felt like you and Debbie were best...Read More »
3 of 46 | Posted by: Lois Millner - Philadelphia, PA

“I just heard the tragic news and am heartbroken. We knew Deb through preschool, our sons, Wyatt and Wyatt, best of buddies during those early years....Read More »
4 of 46 | Posted by: Carrie Peck - Glenside, PA

“Debbie was the kindest most thoughtful and downright wonderful person that I knew in high school. She will surely be missed. My condolences to the...Read More »
5 of 46 | Posted by: Chuck Stone - Catskill, NY

“So so sad! May her memory be eternal , and may god love and watch over you with extra love always. Our condolences all of you! ”
6 of 46 | Posted by: Maria Grigorakakis - Glenside, PA


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9 of 46 | Posted by: Paul Tomashefsky - Shrewsbury, MA

“We will always remember Aunt Debbie for her loving, caring nature and beautiful smile! The Holidays we all shared together and our fun filled beach...Read More »
10 of 46 | Posted by: Paul Tomashefsky - Shrewsbury, MA

“Deb and I worked together in research at Penn. She was smart, generous, kind, caring and beautiful. Deb will be very missed by all who knew her. ...Read More »
11 of 46 | Posted by: Ellen Freeman - Coworker

“I am so saddened by the loss of Deb and the significant void her loss leaves in the Philadelphia scientific community. I had the honor of meeting Deb...Read More »
12 of 46 | Posted by: Joan Bloch - Philadelphia, PA

“A week later I am still in shock. I have known Deb for around a decade. We had similar research interests and had worked together, mentored together....Read More »
13 of 46 | Posted by: Anu Paranjape - Philadelphia, PA

“I'm sorry for your loss. Deb was such a wonderful person.I served in a support role for Deb at Temple. In the midst of what is often a very...Read More »
14 of 46 | Posted by: Brian Jones - PA - Coworker

“I'm sorry for your loss. Deb was such a wonderful person.I served in a support role for Deb at Temple. In the midst of what is often a very...Read More »
15 of 46 | Posted by: Brian Jones - Philadelphia, PA

“My heartfelt condolences to the Brooks and Nelson families. Deb will always be remembered as a kind, dedicated and compassionate person. ”
16 of 46 | Posted by: Francine Axler - Philadelphia, PA

“Sending my deepest heartfelt prayers and sympathy to your family. I was one of Tess's preschool teachers and I am truly so very sorry. Theresa...Read More »
17 of 46 | Posted by: Theresa Lamplugh - Lansdale, PA

“Mike, our sincerest condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all... ”
18 of 46 | Posted by: Mark and Terri Kelly - Glenside, PA

“To the entire Nelson family, our prayers and thoughts are with you all. May God give your entire family strength during this time. ”
19 of 46 | Posted by: The Cornell Family

“Wishing you Strength and blessings to you during this difficult time. Debs wonderful laugh will always be with me. So many wonderful memories of...Read More »
20 of 46 | Posted by: Lorise Vanvoorthuizen - Wyndmoor, PA

“I am deeply saddened to learn of Debbie's passing. She was my best friend growing up. In college, she was really excited after hearing someone...Read More »
21 of 46 | Posted by: Catherine Benson (Tighe) - NY

“I am so very sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Deb from high school. Praying for your family. ”
22 of 46 | Posted by: Robert Scott - Family Friend

“RIP my "Flats Road" friend, though we lost touch through the years I will always cherish our childhood memories. Prayers & Hugs to the Nelson and...Read More »
23 of 46 | Posted by: Christina Beers ( Wicks) - Athens, NY

“Dear Mike and family, please accept my most heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Deb was such a kind, smart, and beautiful woman. I willl hold many fond...Read More »
24 of 46 | Posted by: Kathleen McHugh-Pemu - South Park, PA

“...and somewhere in the darkness, the gambler, he broke even and in his final words I found an Ace that I could keep..... Until we meet again old...Read More »
25 of 46 | Posted by: Mary Borsuk - Earlton, NY

“My deepest condolences to the Nelson and Brooks families. I have known Deb since she moved to Philadelphia and we became work colleagues and later...Read More »
26 of 46 | Posted by: Lynne Kotranski - Philadelphia, PA

“I had the pleasure of teaching all three Nelson children in preschool and I have come to know them as a family over the past two years. Tess,...Read More »
27 of 46 | Posted by: Trish Hanshaw - Flourtown, PA

“I knew Debbie when we were young. She was a kind, generous and compassionate soul with a quiet but fierce determination to make the world a better...Read More »
28 of 46 | Posted by: Ron Rausch - Coxsackie, NY

“Debbie was my first friend, right next door across the filed. So many of my childhood memories include her and the Brooks family. The world has lost...Read More »
29 of 46 | Posted by: Krista Giancarlo (Van Hoesen) - KY

“I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the her and for the family. ”
30 of 46 | Posted by: Diane Omdal - Philadelphia, PA

“Our deepest condolences to the family. We had a memorable group meeting with Deb on May 15, 2017. We scheduled to meet again on May 17, 2017. The...Read More »
31 of 46 | Posted by: Huaqing Zhao - Philadelphia, PA

“What a shock to hear of this news. Deb was such a pure heart- kind, loving, ready with a smile. Such a loving mom and wife and dedicated professional...Read More »
32 of 46 | Posted by: Patricia Scott

“Sending our deepest sympathies to the Nelson family. We are so very sorry for your loss and will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers at this...Read More »
33 of 46 | Posted by: Barb, Ed, and Madeline Doyle - PA

“I worked with Deborah for years while she was at Penn. She was wonderful - so smart and kind. My heart goes out to her family, her friends, and her...Read More »
34 of 46 | Posted by: Jeane Ann Grisso - Philadelphia, PA

“My condolences to the family...kind, smart, talented, and professional...so happy to see Deb back at Temple and so sad to have her leave. ”
35 of 46 | Posted by: Cecilia Dobi - Glenside, PA

“My family lives behind the Nelson's. Although we do not know them personally I would like to offer my deepest condolences on their loss and pray...Read More »
36 of 46 | Posted by: Ashleigh Low - Glenside, PA

“Even though we hadn't worked together long, I looked forward to seeing your warm smile every morning. I'll miss our talks and your caring nature. I...Read More »
37 of 46 | Posted by: Landy Georges - Philadelphia, PA

“My deepest condolences to the family. While I did not know Deborah all that long, I always noted the kindness in her face. Having gone through a...Read More »
38 of 46 | Posted by: Bohdan Pechenyak - Philadelphia, PA

“Although I did not know Deborah long, she was always cordial and had a sweet spirit. I enjoyed talking with her and she will be sadly missed. My...Read More »
39 of 46 | Posted by: Rochelle Reynolds - philadelphia, PA

“I extend my deepest sympathies to the Nelson family. Tess and Maggie were a joy to teach, and every time I met with Mr. and Mrs. Nelson, I came away...Read More »
40 of 46 | Posted by: Alex Price - Glenside, PA

“So sorry to hear the news. Deb was just a super nice person. ”
41 of 46 | Posted by: Mori Behar - Philadelphia, PA

“RIP dear old friend, I will always remember our childhood memories. ”
42 of 46 | Posted by: Lisa Alexander (Van Loan) - NY

“Deb will be so missed! So smart, gentle, and committed to women's health. I am so sorry for your loss. The world lost a beautiful, special...Read More »
43 of 46 | Posted by: Mary Morrison - Wynnewood, PA

“To the Nelson Family -My deepest sympathies. Deborah was a valued colleague and I will miss here greatly.Cheryl ”
44 of 46 | Posted by: Cheryl Hyde - Philadelphia

“My sincere condolences to Dr. Nelson's family. Deb was a lovely colleague. She will always be remembered in my mind as a pleasant, smiling,...Read More »
45 of 46 | Posted by: Susan Mirlohi - Philadelphia, PA

“Offering our deepest condolences during this time. ”
46 of 46 | Posted by: The Staff of May Funeral Home - PA


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Nelson, Deborah B. PhD. (nee Brooks) suddenly on May 16, 2017 age 49yrs. of Glenside. Beloved wife of Michael D. Loving mother of Tess V., Margaret "Maggie" E., and Wyatt A. Also survived by her parents Maryann Kapusta-Brooks and Walter J. Brooks (Kathy). Sister of Daniel (Tammy) and Emily Brooks. Survived by many nieces and nephews and her dog CECE. Funeral Services Monday 11:00AM Christ Lutheran Church 700 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Oreland, PA 19075. Int Hillside Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing at the William R. May Funeral Home Sunday 6:00 to 8:00PM and Monday after 9:00AM at the Church. In lieu of flowers donations to Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation 2010 West Chester Pike Suite 410 Havertown, PA 19083 or CHOP 3401 Civic Center Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19104 would be appreciated.

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