Richard E. "Rick" Nelson, 68, of 58 High Acres, Bemus Point, died Wednesday Sept. 26, 2012, in WCA Hospital.
A native of Buffalo, he was born July 31, 1944, a son of the late Robert and Catherine Powers Nelson.
He earned an associate degree in accounting from Bryant and Stratton Col-lege.
Rick was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving from 1963-67.
He was employed by Herbert F. Darling Con-struction in Buffalo as a construction worker. He also worked as a book-keeper for various companies in the Buffalo area.
He was past president of the High Acres Mobile Home Owners Association. He will be remembered as a skilled woodworker who was always willing to help anyone.
Surviving are his wife the former Mary "Ginny" Collins, whom he married May 24, 1966; two daughters: Connie Nelson of Cheektowaga and Annie Nelson of South Buffalo; a granddaughter, Alicia Coleman of Bemus Point; and a son-in-law, Sam Juli-an of South Buffalo.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Nelson, and a sister, Carol Hehir.
Rick enjoyed camping and fishing with his family, loved going to his grand-daughters sporting events, and coached one of her soccer teams. Rick will be sadly missed, always loved and never forgotten.
No funeral service or visitation will be observed.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer So-ciety, 101 John James Au-dubon Parkway, Amherst, NY 14228-1198.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Rick at www.lindfuneralhome.com.