Lockport Union-Sun & Journal Online

March 29, 2014

Sven T. Nelson


Lockport Union-Sun & Journal

LEONARDTOWN, MD — Sven T. Nelson, formerly of Lockport, NY, passed away on February 11, 2014 in Leonardtown, MD. Born on March 25, 1931 in New York City, he was the son of Sven Axel and Martha Elvira  Nelson.

Sven Nelson lived most of his life in Niagara County, NY. He was a 1953 graduate of New York State Maritime College, where at graduation he was recognized by alumni as the cadet who      accomplished the most for athletics. He was subsequently selected into the college's Sports Hall of Fame.

Sven worked at the Chevrolet Tonawanda Engine Plant for 27 years and at retirement held the position of Superintendent of Plant Engineering. In addition, he was registered for practice in New York State as a Professional Engineer.

Sven is survived by his wife of 54 years, Norma Jean Nelson (nee Phelan) of California, Maryland; a son, Richard (Amy) Nelson of Lusby, MD; a daughter, Cynthia Nelson (Carter Rawson) of Takoma Park, MD, and three grandchildren.

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