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Garner Funeral Service

10 Lawrence Ave, Potsdam, NY

OBITUARY

David H. Nelson

January 8, 1943September 6, 2020
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Funeral services for David H. Nelson, 77, of Parishville will be held at 4pm on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Garner Funeral Service with Rev. Lee Sweeney officiating. Calling hours will be held from 1pm until the 4pm service; burial will follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Parishville. David passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday (September 6, 2020).

He is survived by his wife of over 58 years Linda, daughters Robin (Richard) McDonough of Williamsburg, VA, and Jill (Glenn) Roberts of Canton, sons Casey (Gena) Nelson of Norwood and Travis Nelson of Potsdam, a sister Christina Caringi of Parishville, 10 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

David was born January 8, 1943 to the late Melvin and Nina (Shampine) Nelson in Potsdam, NY. He graduated from Parishville-Hopkinton Central School and married Linda McCasland on October 3, 1961 at the Potsdam Methodist Church. He then enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served until 1966. He attended college before becoming a tool and die maker for General Motors Powertrain in Massena where he worked for over 41 years.

He was a member of many hunting clubs including the Flower Hill Hunting Club, Azure Mountain, Barney Pond, Birch Brook, and Palmer Sportsman Club. David enjoyed archery and hunting rabbit, deer and the occasional partridge. He was an avid fly fisherman and taught adult fly-tying classes.

He formerly coached baseball, softball, and soccer for Parishville Hopkinton Central School District and the Parishville Recreation Department. David also coached hockey in Canada for his son’s teams, served as head umpire for Tri-Town Little League, and played softball for the Timber Tavern softball team. He was also an avid hockey fan, spending countless hours in the hockey rink watching and supporting his sons and grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Parishville Rescue Squad at PO. Box 571, Parishville, N.Y. 13672. Thoughts, memories and condolences can be shared online with the Nelson family at www.garnerfh.com.

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Joey Matthews

September 14, 2020

I just went threw the family pictures omg so great, but. No picture of him at the gorge! Lol Diving off the bridge. Take care everone.

Jeff Reeder

September 10, 2020

The family has our thoughts and prayers

Colin Armstrong

September 10, 2020

My deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences on the passing of David. I met Dave when we were taking physicals at GM in 1968 ,we rode together with Swampy Sampier taking turns driving. After my tour in the navy when on same shift we continued .Dave introduced me to bow hunting and we rabbit hunted a few times together . Always a friend and neighbor I will miss the good times we had.

Pete Armstrong

Sheila (Herne) Farmer

September 9, 2020

I grew up with David and his Siblings, living next door to his grandparents. Think of them all often. Lots of fun memories. My sincere condolences to the family.

Georgia Bell

September 8, 2020

I worked with Dave in R&D at General Motors in Massena. He was a great guy to work with. My Condolences to Dave's family.

Carlton Johnson

September 7, 2020

As students at Parishville-Hopkinton Central School in late 1950's, We played on the same basketball and football teams and were in Boy Scouts together. For many years when visiting Parishville in the Fall for hunting season with Jim Young, he and I usually stopped and visited with David and Linda.

Condolences to Linda and family. David will certainly be missed.

Carlton Johnson, CDR USN (Ret.)
650 Rhode Island Blvd.
Portsmouth, RI 02871

Terry Ann Wilson

September 7, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time. May God bring you peace through the kindness of those who reach out to you.

Sharon Bearce

September 7, 2020

So sorry to hear about David's passing. I am thinking about hearing him bang on cars and trucks to keep them running. For years he coached boys in baseball. He was a good neighbor. Will be missed by all his family. I'm sure his sudden passing was a great shock but he is at peace now. My prayers are that you find comfort in all the good memories.

JAMES E Warner

September 6, 2020

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