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John A. Nelson

1926 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
John A. Nelson Obituary
John A. Nelson
Dec. 29, 1926-Apr. 5, 2014
Resident of Concord
It is with great sadness that the family of John Nelson announces his passing. Born in Brooklyn, NY. After graduating high school, John joined the Army Air Corps and served honorably overseas in France. After leaving the US Army, he began his career with the New York telephone company where he met his future wife, Dorothy whom he married in May 1952. John began to see the change coming to the telecommunications industry and made the move to Virginia and then to Washington DC. When Bechtel Construction Co. hired John, he moved his family to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1972. During his 18 years with Bechtel, John was able to travel worldwide, and in the 1980's he and Dorothy spent five years living and working in Cairo, Egypt. While residing in Cairo, they were able to visit a number of countries, and have some incredible adventures. John leaves behind his wife of 62 years, Dorothy. His three daughters Carol, Susan and Joann, along with their husbands; Seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services will be held at Oakmont Memorial Park on Friday April 18, 2014 at 10 am in the Inspiration Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Lymphoma/Leukemia Cancer research or


Published in Contra Costa Times on Apr. 13, 2014
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