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Donald Prescott Nelson

July 8, 1928 - November 22, 2018

Donald Prescott Nelson, 90, of Moraga, passed away November 22, 2018, with his loving wife by his side.
He was born to the late Shirley and Margaret Nelson on July 8, 1928 in Hayward, California. Don graduated from Hayward High School in 1946 and received BS with honors in Business Administration from Cal in 1950.
After graduating Cal, Don proudly served in the Army during the Korean War, eventually earning the rank of First Lieutenant. Upon returning from Korea, he worked in the warehousing industry first at Howard Terminal before joining The Haslett Company as Vice President. A lifelong Rotarian, Don was also active in the Boy Scouts, serving as Scoutmaster for both his sons. He also was an avid reader and loved rooting for Cal athletic teams every chance he got.
Don is survived by his loving wife, Ellen, to whom he was married for almost 70 years, sons Terry and Jeff (Barbara), grandchildren Milena (Tom), Amy, Andy (Alexis), and David, and great-grandchildren Violet, Skylar and Tommy.
A remembrance will be held Sunday, January 13, at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in Oakland, California following liturgy at 10am. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the UC Berkeley Foundation or Rotary International.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Jan. 12, 2019
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