Kenneth E. Nelson
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AGE: 82 • Brick
Kenneth E. Nelson, 82, of Brick passed away on March 19, 2013.
He was born in Jersey City, NJ and lived in Middletown, NJ and Gouldsboro, PA before settling in Brick 10 years ago. Kenneth served the nation as a Staff Sergeant in the US Marine Corps during the Korean war where he earned Sharpshooter status and received the National Defense Service Medal. He was a highly motivated and well-respected Vice President of Telecommunications with Citi Bank in New York City for over 20 years. Kenneth was deeply devoted to his wife, family, and friends and very much enjoyed outdoor activities such as fishing, sailing with family in the Caribbean, gardening, as well as woodworking, music (he was an excellent Jazz pianist), photography, and watercolor painting.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his sons, Allan and William Nelson.
Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Janet Nelson; his sons Richard Nelson, and wife Jane; David Nelson, and wife Janet; Donald Nelson, and wife Mary Jo; James Nelson, and wife Christiana; and his daughter Barbara Wiesinger, and husband Gary. Ken was adored by his 10 grandchildren: Matthew, Megan, Christopher, Jeffrey, Jessica, Brianna, Joseph, Corey, Kyle, and Ian who were a constant source of pride and joy for him.
Kenneth was a kind, quiet source of strength and inspiration. He will be profoundly missed.
A Memorial Gathering is scheduled from 10:30-11 AM, with a Memorial Service to begin at 11 AM, on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, 115 Tindall Road, Middletown. Inurnment will follow at Fair View Cemetery, Middletown.
John F. Pfleger Funeral Home
115 Tindall Road Middletown, NJ 07748
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 28, 2013