Perry Nelson, Jr.

Obituary of Perry Nelson, Jr.

Perry G, Nelson, Jr. 88, of Lincoln Park died on September 10, 2018.

Visiting will be at The Keri Memorial Funeral Home 125 Main Street Lincoln Park on Thursday 2-4 & 7-9Pm.  Cremation will be private.

Born in Jersey City, Perry was raised in Bayonne and lived in Belleville graduating from Belleville High School before moving to Lincoln Park.

Perry was an Operating Engineer with IUOE Local 68, West Caldwell for 42 years retiring in 1995.  Prior to that he was employed by Rheingold Brewery and American Cyanamid.

Perry honorably served with the 45th Infantry Division in Korea.  He was a member of The American Legion Post 279, Lincoln Park for 50 years and The VFW Post 5488, Montville.

He coached PAL Baseball and Basketball and enjoyed playing all sports, playing with "The Over The Hill" guys as well as hunting and fishing with his sons.

Perry married Joan L. Baldwin in 1955 and had 5 wonderful children.

Perry and Joan loved to travel by air, boat, car, and motor home.  They traveled throughout the United States and Alaska, the Caribbean Islands and their retirement made them snowbirds in Florida. 

He will now join his loving wife, the late Joan Nelson after 58 years of Love.

He is the father of Donna Corrente and her husband John, Perry G. Nelson III, Keith R. Nelson and his wife Debbie, Lori Ann Molloy and her husband James and the late Robert J. Nelson.  Brother of the late Jackie Ross.  Grandfather of Jon, Jasen, Jake, Jacey, Rebecca, Jonathan, Colin, twins Robert and Jesse, Jimmy, Ryan and Marissa.   

In lieu of flowers, donations to The American Legion Post 279 133 Main Street Lincoln Park, N.J. 07035 would be appreciated.    

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