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Nelda J. Allinson

THORNVILLE: Nelda J. Allinson, 101 of Thornville, died 12:05 AM Monday, July 23, 2012 at Autumn at The Lake in Thornville, following a short illness. She was born Saturday, May 27, 1911 in Indiana, the daughter of Emil Polzin and Marie (Lehnburg) Polzin and attended Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zanesville.

Nelda enjoyed a long full life and lived it to the fullest until the end. She was a professional pianist starting at the age of 6 playing for her minister father for church services. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Nelda is survived by one son-in-law: Robert Szczesny of Thornville; four granddaughters: Sue & Phil Peters of NY; Jill Marie & Tim Salzler of Plain City, Jana & Bob McCarthy of Granville, Jenifer & Paul Schidwachter of Fallston, MD and Sandra Smith of Somerset; two grandsons: Robert & Cynthia Szczesny of FL and Jonathan &Ya-Fen Szczesny of Wisconsin and 32 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Nelda was preceded in death by her husband: Stanley Allinson; one son: Allen G. Wem; one daughter: Gail Szczesny; and one grandson: Stephen Christopher Szczesny.

Friends may call from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Monday, July 30, 2012 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 128 South Seventh Street, Zanesville where funeral services will take place at 11:00 AM with Pastor Mark Matzke officiating. Burial will follow at 1:00 PM Tuesday in Woodlawn Cemetery, Orchard Park, NY. To sign the online register book or to send a personal condolence note please visit


Published in the Advocate on July 28, 2012
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