Alford M. Nelson Jr.

Alford M. Nelson Jr., 81, of Jersey Shore, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

Born Jan. 28, 1938, in Jersey Shore, he was a son to the late Alford M. Nelson Sr. and the former Ada Frye. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Glenn Nelson.

Alford honorably served his country in the United States Navy. He was an avid Penn State fan and loved attending the games. He had a great appreciation for the outdoors and was an excellent fisherman and gardener. He truly enjoyed the time with his wife of nearly 60 years, their children and grandchildren.

Surviving are his loving wife, the former Sylvia E. Evans; children, Kyle (Shelley) Nelson, of Bastress, Melanie (David) Palski, of Jersey Shore, and Julie (Jim) Mease, of Grampian; grandchildren, Melissa (Dave) Yetter, Britany Nelson, Sarah Nelson, Dakota Nelson, Ryan Palski, Derrick Palski and Jared Palski; great-grandchildren, Easton and Braxton Yetter; brothers, Ed (Glenda) Nelson and Fred (Carol) Nelson; a sister, Mary (Dennis) Rager; and a sister-in-law, Sandy Beaver.

Services will be held in the Jersey Shore Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, Jersey Shore.

Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.WelkerFuneralHome.com.