Charles E. Nelson, Sr.
- January 9, 1932 - September 24, 2010
- Middleburgh, New York
of Charles' Passing
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“Uncle Chuck was a great man a wounderful husband. They both had such a wounderful life.They loved the ocean and lived a great life up on the...Read More »
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“To our old man on the mountain. Will miss the weekly phone call with a great brother inlaw -A true friend -fishing buddy & devoted YANKEE fan Our...Read More »
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“How fortunate we were to know CHuck. What a gem of a guy.
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“Playing football with Charles on main street in Eaton.
I,m so sorry of your loss...Chrales was a great Friend and
he will be missed for ever.
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“Charlies sense of humor will always be remembered. I rode the school bus with him and will always remember those days. I would like to express my...Read More »
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“To bruce and Robin sorry to hear about your loss may God be with you in this diffucult time. God knows when it was time for Charles to come home and...Read More »
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“On behalf of the Class of 1950 of Morrisville-Eaton Central School, I wish to extend deepest sympathy to Charlie's family from our entire class. ...Read More »
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“CHUCK WILL BE MISSED VERY MUCH!WE WILL REMEMBER ALL THE GREAT TIMES AT CAMP.
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Charles Edward Nelson, Sr, of Middleburgh, NY, passed away suddenly on September 24, 2010 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany. He was 78.
Chuck was born January 9, 1932 in Elmira, NY to Carl and Vesta Nelson. As a teenager he worked as a farmhand in Morrisville, NY where he graduated from Morrisville-Eaton Central School in 1950. He enlisted into the United States Marine Corps in 1952. After being honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant in 1955, he returned to Morrisville, attending SUNY with an Automotive Technology major, receiving his AAS in 1957.
After completing his studies, Chuck returned to Wappingers Falls where he had married the former Jean Margaret Cornell on April 26, 1957. He was employed at IBM from 1965 until his retirement in 1987, working variously at the East Fishkill and Poughkeepsie plants. After retirement the Nelsons lived successively in Mariahville, Maine and Pleasant Valley, NY. before settling in Middleburgh. Mrs. Nelson predeceased her husband in 2003.
Chuck is survived by a sister, Christine Houck and her husband John of Plant City, Fla, a brother-in-law, Richard Liddle of Zephyr Hills, Fla, two sons, Charles Edward Nelson Jr. and his wife Lisa of Poughkeepsie, NY and Joseph Robert Nelson of Lagrangeville, NY, three foster children, Linda Foote of Poughkeepsie, Nancy Endress of Walton, NY, and Terri Shook of Poughkeepsie, an adopted son, Bruce Terrell and his wife Robin of Middleburgh, and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
In his final years, Chuck formed and served as captain of the Mountain Williams bowling team with Mr. Terrell, part of the Sunday Night Mixed league at the Middleburgh Lanes. An avid outdoorsman, he spent much of his retirement hunting, fishing and camping, living his life to the fullest.
There will be no calling hours. Memorial and burial services will be privately held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home, 134 River St., Middleburgh and Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill.
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