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Robert Charles Nelson
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Birth: Feb. 19, 1919
Death: Oct. 20, 1991

Watertown Daily Times - Tuesday, October 22, 1991

Robert C. Nelson, 72, Oak Point Road, retired inspector for the Federal Aviation Administration, died at 11:57 p.m. Sunday in the emergency room of the Edward John Noble Hospital, Alexandria Bay, after being stricken at his home. He was transported to the hospital by the Morristown Volunteer Rescue Squad.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Fox Funeral Home with the Rev. Everett Prudhomme, pastor of the Hammond Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Foxwood Memorial Park, Ogdensburg.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret; a sister, and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

He was born Feb. 19, 1919, on Staten Island, a son of Crescent Friedolf and Ruth Berg Nelson . He attended Staten Island schools and was a graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School.

A World War II Army Air Corps veteran, Mr. Nelson served in England with the 491st Bombardment Group from 1943 to 1945.

He married Margaret Spicer May 8, 1946, in Elizabeth, N.J.

The couple lived on Staten Island for many years before moving to the town of Hammond in 1984. They had also owned a cottage on the St. Lawrence River, near Morristown, since 1972.

Mr. Nelson was employed by the FAA as an electronic inspector of airport guidance systems. During his career he invented an electronic airplane-guidance system that was named after him and is commonly used in airports today. Mr. Nelson retired from the FAA in 1977.

He was an avid fisherman and reader, and had continued to work on his inventions through retirement. 
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  Margaret Spicer Nelson (1922 - 1993)
Foxwood Memorial Park
St. Lawrence County
New York, USA
Created by: Anne Cady
Record added: Jun 03, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37877912
Robert Charles Nelson
Added by: Anne Cady
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