Daniel T. Nelson, age 73, passed away on September 7, 2021. Born in New York, N.Y. and raised in the Bronx, N.Y., he leaves behind his eldest daughter, Marilyn Nelson Cashman, and his youngest daughter, Sheila (Nelson) Hansen. Dan was predeceased by two daughters, Erin D. Nelson and Jennifer Hampton, and by spouses, Rachel (Nelson) Colon and Barbara Nelson. He is survived by 5 grandchildren (Samantha, Shaun, Patrick, Charles & Clare) 2 great-grandchildren (Sebastian & Lily), 7 siblings, George (Liz) Nelson, William (Pat) Nelson, Thomas (Julie) Nelson, Mary (Matt) Visconti, Michael (Debby) Nelson, Anne (Bob) Beach and Joseph (Pat) Nelson, many nieces & nephews, cousins & friends. Dan was retired from NYC-DEP and resided last in Westchester, N.Y. He was a Vietnam Veteran and served our country with pride and honor, earning Dan seven distinguished medals of honor, including The Purple Heart Medal. Reposing on Saturday 9/18 & Sunday 9/19, 2-6pm at Schuyler Hill Funeral Home, Bronx, N.Y. Funeral Mass Monday 9/20 at 10:30am at St. Benedicts Roman Catholic Church, Bronx, N.Y. Interment to be held with Military Honors at Arlington National Cemetery, VA
Published by Daily News from Sep. 17 to Sep. 18, 2021.