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John Calvin "JC" Nelson

Scranton, PA - John Calvin "JC" Nelson, 73, of Scranton, died Friday at home.

Born in Andalusia, AL, son of the late Will and Nellie Johnson Nelson, he was a US Marine who received the National Defense Service Medal, the RVN Campaign Medal, the Vietnamese Service Medal with two bronze stars and the Good Conduct Medal. John was a member of the American Legion and the VFW, and enjoyed fishing and long walks at Lake Scranton. A hard working man who worked until the day he died, he began his career as a dry cleaning manager in Harrisburg and was later employed by Heights Cleaners, Supreme Laundry and Lease Dry.

Surviving are three daughters, Brenda L. Allen; Joannie Magee; Anita Nelson, all of Ithaca, NY; a son, John D. Nelson; fifteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; niece and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Corine Nelson; three brothers, Dennis, Mack and James Nelson; four sisters, Lillie D. Murray, Willie Rivers, Corine Nelson and Lena Nelson.

Friends my call Monday from 10am until noon at the Thomas J. Hughes Funeral Home, Inc., 1240 St. Ann St., Scranton, followed by a full military honor burial at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.
Published in Ithaca Journal on May 18, 2018
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