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David F. Nelson, 86, of Hughesville went to join his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at UPMC Williamsport. Born March 29, 1936 in Wilmington, Del., he was the son of the late Reverend Forest and Rachel (Olson) Nelson. He and his wife, Elizabeth Betty (Miller) were married on June 28, 1957 and shared 65 years of marriage.

David was a lifelong follower of Christ who demonstrated his faith through his kindness and decades of service to Rock Run, the church his father built. He was revered for the craftsmanship he honed while working for Grumman and was the go-to expert for any project. When he was not working in his garden, David read voraciously, studied his Bible daily and loved Grace Livingston Hill, Zane Gray and the “Left over” series. David and Betty loved canning and their homemade ketchup was delicious. He loved puzzles and his passion for board games, especially Scrabble and chess, was passed on to his family, along with his deep pride in his Swedish heritage.

He is survived by his wife, Betty; daughter, Deborah Mock of Decaturville, Tennessee and husband Ren; daughter, Karen Tomasacci of Shickshinny and husband Randy; sister, Ann McMahon of Hughesville; and two grandsons, David Nelson Tomasacci of Columbus, Ohio and Lukas Tomasacci of Queens, NY

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9 at McCarty Thomas Funeral Home, 557 East Water St. Hughesville with the Reverend James W. Bechtel officiating. Friends can call from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturdays.

Memorial contributions can be sent to Rock Run Assembly of God PO Box 39 Muncy Valley, PA 17758.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family at www.mccartythomas.com.


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