Bruce Nelson

February 02, 1947 - October 05, 2012 

Bruce Nelson

February 02, 1947 - October 05, 2012 

Obituary for Bruce Nelson

Nelson, Bruce A., 65, passed away at his home in Midland Park on October 5, 2012 from complications arising from Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Son of Wilma Nelson and the late Arthur Nelson, Bruce was born Feb. 2, 1947 in Elizabeth, NJ. He graduated from Abraham Clark HS class of '65 in Roselle, NJ where he excelled in academics and sports. He attended Cornell University and was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. After graduating from Bloomfield College, Bruce became a manufacturer's rep working for Baldor Electric Co. until his retirement in 2007. For twenty-six years he was a member of the Irish Folk group, The Bantry Boys which gave him great pleasure. A generous spirit who had a grand sense of humor, Bruce was a talented musician and artist. He loved his sports; especially the Yankees, Rangers, Giants and Knicks. Everyone who knew him will miss him terribly. He was a parishioner of St. Elizabeth Church, Wyckoff, NJ and a member of St. Paul’s, Roselle, NJ. Bruce is survived by his wife of nearly thirty years, Kathleen Graney, mother, Wilma, brother, Dale Nelson, sister, Joyce (William) Oehler, brothers-in-law, John ((Lila) Graney, and Thomas Graney, sisters-in-law, Mary McAndrew and Patricia (Michael) Cifrese, nephews, Ken Nelson, Keith and John Hendrickson and Russell Graney, nieces, Janet Hannah, Melissa and Sarah Oehler and Marin Correa, two gr. nephews and seven gr. nieces. He also leaves behind his Aunt, Joan Pitman, his Pitman and Fellner cousins and countless friends. Predeceased by sister-in-law Patricia Nelson. A memorial service will be held at Vander Plaat Funeral Home, 257 Godwin Ave, Wyckoff, NJ, www.vpfh.com, on Sat. Oct. 27 from 1-3 PM. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Alzheimer's Assoc. of NJ, 400 Morris Ave, Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834; NJ American Parkinson's Assoc., 120 Albany Street, Suite 360,
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 or Valley Hospice, 223 North Van Dien Ave., Ridgewood, NJ 07450.

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