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Ralph E. Nelson

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Ralph E. Nelson In Memoriam
Nelson, Ralph E

(9/11/43-7/4/16) of Laurel, DE, passed away at the Maples Apartments in La Plata, MD

Born in Cleveland Ohio, he was the son of the late George & Margret Nelson. He married the late Sally Nelson in 1967 in Washington, DC after meeting her while square dancing at the Pentagon parking lot.

During a more than 38 year sales career he sold everything from trash removal to breakfast pastries. A former president of the Auburn Ohio Jaycees, he later developed an interest in genealogy, studying the Nelson, Carey, Wolf & Underwood families. He served a term as President of the Sussex County Genealogical Society & remained an active member until he became ill.

He is survived by 2 children; a son, Christopher Nelson & his wife Elizabeth R., & a daughter Elizabeth A. Nelson. He is also survived by 2 brothers: Robert and Russell Nelson. He has 2 grandchildren: Ashley Shlagel & Jessica Kalotz & a great grandson: Max Shagel.

There will be a memorial service at 1pm on 9/10/16 at Ocean View Presbyterian Church (OVPC)67 Central Ave., Ocean View, DE 19970. In lieu of flowers please donate to OVPC
Published in The News Journal on Sept. 8, 2016
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