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Melvin G. Nelson
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Melvin G. Nelson
Full Name: Melvin G. Nelson
Date of Birth: February 17, 1936
Date of Death: August 17, 2021
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Melvin ‘Mel’ G. Nelson, 85, of Flushing, NY passed away on August 17th, 2021 in Forest Hills, NY after a brief illness.

Melvin was born in Portland, Maine to Samuel and Edith Nelson on February 17th, 1936. He went to high school at Deering High and went on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Statistics from Boston University. He worked as a Senior City Planner for the NYC Board of Education for over 30 years after serving in the Army. He was an avid sports fan, but especially loved cheering for his beloved Red Sox, and later, after settling in Flushing, the Mets. He was a long time member of Temple Gates of Prayer in Flushing, NY.

Mel is survived by his wife, Rochelle, his daughters Stacey and Amy, as well as multiple nieces and nephews and close friends who were like family to him. He is preceded in death by his father Samuel, his mother Edith, and his 4 older siblings: sisters Bertha, Ruth, Rose, and brother Robert.

Memorial donations may be made to the organization of your choice in Mel’s name. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to all who have been such a help and support through these last months.

May Mel’s memory be a blessing.

12 responses to “Melvin G. Nelson

  1. Le Anna Montoya says:

    Sending a huge hug to you all. I wish I could be there to do it in person. My heart is heavy. Mel was so good to me when I lived in NY. He always greeted me with love and kindness. I felt like another daughter. I pray all the beautiful memories can bring you some comfort during this extremely sad time.
    All my Love!!

    Le Anna

  2. Pat Hoggard says:

    Mr. Nelson always had a smile on his face and a positive comment whenever I saw him. I have been neighbors with the Nelsons for over 25 years and have always admired the loving relationship that they had for each other. Rest in peace and keep watch over your family and friends…. You will be missed!

  3. Jen Tuttelman says:

    We are writing this with such heavy hearts. Wishing you peace and beautiful memories during this time. His legacy will last forever through all of you. His relationships, so strong, will always be cherished. What a wonderful and loving life he led. We send you love and hugs, Jen, Mat, Ally & Josh Tuttelman.

  4. Jeff and Jody Margolis says:

    Rochelle, Stacey and Amy,
    My heart is so heavy and my thoughts are with all of you. I can only imagine how hard this is. I know that Mel was a huge part of all of your lives.
    I know how fondly Stacey and Amy often spoke of him throughout the years.
    I know that he will remain in your hearts, always.
    With love,
    Jeff, Jody, Zoe and Jake Margolis

  5. Patricia Engel says:

    Praying for you and your family, Stacey. I hope you find some peace and comfort in this loss.

  6. Desiree Yapp-Pow says:

    My condolences and sympathy to the Nelson family. I didn’t know Mr. Nelson but have been a coworker and friend of his daughter Amy for many years. My prayers for your loss and hope you will find strength and comfort from family and friends.

  7. Lori says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Sending our sincere sympathies and love.
    Uncle Mel will be dearly missed and and always in our hearts.
    We will cherish the memories of coming to NY and enjoying a big breakfast with the Family.

  8. Anne C says:

    So sorry for your loss. Although I didn’t personally know Mr. Nelson, I know through my dear friend Amy that he was a good husband and father to his wonderful daughters.
    My prayers are with you.

  9. Louise Sampson says:

    Dear Rochelle, Amy and Stacy —
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. I know Mel was much loved by his friends and family. He will be missed by all who knew him, but his memory and j’ois de vie will continue through Amy and Stacy. We hope he is at peace and knows how much he is loved.
    With much sadness,
    Louise and Larry

  10. Joyce Molach says:

    I have known the Nelsons since the 1970’s when my daughter and his daughters went to elementary school and Hebrew School. The years went by fast. I often bumped into Rochelle and Mel in the neighborhood.They seemed to love life together, whether they were simply taking a walk or going to the senior center to play SCRABBLE. He was alway a pleasant person and only had good things to say. He was a real gentleman. I know he will be missed by his family and friends. May his memories be a blessing.

  11. Bonnie Panzok says:

    Dear Rochelle, Stacey and Amy,

    On behalf of Temple Gates of Prayer I want to extend condolences to your entire family.
    May his memory be a blessing.
    Please let me know if you need anything.


    Bonnie Panzok

  12. Joni Armour says:

    I am a little slow in posting this but I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Le Anna never had anything but happy things to say about your father. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are there for all of your family.
    With love

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Service Information
Date: Thursday August 19, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm Graveside
Officiating: Rabbi Joshua Hertzberg
Wellwood Cemetery
1400 Wellwood Avenue, West Babylon, NY 11704
Interment Information
Wellwood Cemetery, 1400 Wellwood Avenue, West Babylon, NY 11704