News Death Notice
NELSON, M.D. Morton age 83 of Kettering, passed away the morning of Monday, December 23, 2013 at Kettering Hospital. Dr. Nelson was born January 29, 1930 in Minneapolis, MN to the late Solomon and Sarah (Earenberg) Nelson. He served in the United States Army from 1948-52, and later served in the U S Army Reserve in the Medical Corps, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. After his first discharge from the army in 1952, he attended UCLA
and then the University of California, Irvine, from which he earned his MD. He later earned a Masters in Public Health from UC Berkeley. He served as County Health Officer for Alameda and Orange Counties (CA), before moving to Dayton in 1983 to become Montgomery County Health Commissioner. He served in this role for more than twenty years. During this time period and beyond, he also served as a professor at the Wright State School of Medicine. Dr. Nelson was married for 51 years to Lois (Miller) Nelson, and for nearly 7 years to Roslyn Klein, both of whom preceded him in death, as did his brothers Kurt and Irving and sister Eta. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Steven Nelson and Monica Dillon-Nelson of Lisle, IL, sister-in-law and husband Meri and David Bender of Los Angeles, stepdaughter and husband Ellen and Robert Rinsky of Cincinnati, stepgrandchildren Jessica and Ben, along with cousins, nieces, and nephews. Service will be held Friday at 2:00 PM in the chapel of the mausoleum at David's Cemetery, 4600 Mad River Rd, Kettering. Rabbi David Sofian officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the
, or any
. BRADFORD - CONNELLY & GLICKLER FUNERAL HOME handling arrangements.