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Harry Monroe Nelson Jr. M.D.

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HARRY MONROE NELSON, JR., MD FACS Harry Monroe Nelson, Jr. MD FACS died Tuesday July 2, 2013 at Davis Healthcare Center. Born to Harry Monroe Nelson, Sr. MD FACS and Elizabeth Jones Nelson in Southfield Township, Michigan on January 27, 1931. He attended Cranbrook School for Boys in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan graduating in the Class of 49 before entering Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota in 1953. He attended Wayne State University College of Medicine finishing in 1957. He served his internship and surgical residency at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital from 1957-1963 followed by a two year Fellowship in Thoracic Vascular Surgery also at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Nelson set up a private practice in Norristown, PA while continuing once a week to teach at Penn for seven years. Dr. Nelson was a proud member of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, College of Surgeons, Philadelphia, and the Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, the American Medical Association and the Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons of which he served as president of the Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter in 1983. His maternal grandfather Robert J. Jones MD FACS, graduated from the Medical School of Ohio in 1895 and was a charter member of the FACS along with the Mayo brothers. His certificate of membership as a Fellow was signed and dated on 22 June 1914. He enjoyed the great outdoors, camping in the Shenandoah and sailing on the Chesapeake with his boys. Flying his Cessna was a joy for him. Predeceasing him were three sons, Jonathan, Eric and David, their mother Cynthia and a baby granddaughter, Kaitlyn. Surviving him is his loving wife, Marlene, his son Tom, two daughters in law, Susan and Kim Nelson, three grandchildren, Jessica, Eric and Ryan as well as three grandchildren living in Copenhagen, born after his marriage to Marlene. He loved practicing medicine and devoted his life to it. After retiring in 1994 he volunteered at a clinic for the indigent. He and his wife moved to Shallotte, NC before moving to a retirement community in Wilmington, NC. Private family services will be held at a later date. Condolences to the family at Andrews Mortuary Market Street Chapel
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News on July 7, 2013
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