Marshall D. Nelson, 90, of 190 Aldren Ave., died at 4:45 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, in WCA Hospital.
He was born April 27, 1922, in Jamestown, the son of the late Oscar L. and Gertrude Johnson Nelson.
Following graduation from Jamestown High School in 1940, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was discharged in 1946, as chief petty officer yeoman.
Marshall received his bachelor's degree from the University at Buffalo in 1949, and was employed in earlier years as controller by WCA Hospital, Crawford Furniture and for 17 years by the Art Metal Corporation. In 1974, he became treasurer of the Chau-tauqua Institution, a posi-tion he held until 1981. Marshall then served as director of finance for Chautauqua County, retiring in 1988.
His long association with Chautauqua Institution as a summer resident also in-cludes having served on the Institution's board of trustees and as treasurer of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle book club, the West Lake Ci-tizens Council, Lincoln Park Condominium Association and Hurlbut Memorial Church.
Marshall was a member of the Property Owner's Association, and for more than 30 years was an usher at the Amphitheater's Sun-day morning summer wor-ship services.
A member of Bethel Lutheran Church for many years, Marshall was organist for 12 years, while his late wife, Lillian, was choir director. He also sang in the choir, was a substitute organist and a member of the church finance committee. Marshall presently belonged to First Presbyterian Church.
A member and past president of the Jamestown Chapter of the National As-sociation of Accountants, Marshall had been treasurer of the American Scandinavian Heritage Foundation, Jamestown Concert Association, One Hundred Member Club of Jamestown High School, and Jamestown chapter of Jaycees and Toastmasters Club.
He was a former director of the Chautauqua County Chapter of the American Red Cross and past member of the tax committee of the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce. Marshall also served on the board of Lutheran Social Services as a director and treasurer.
He was a member of the Norden Club and the Ingjald Lodge 65 In-dependent Order of Vikings.
Throughout the years, Marshall enjoyed swimming, skiing, tennis, golf, playing piano and organ, as well as gardening. He was a familiar face at any James-town area music or theater presentation.
Surviving are two daughters: Karin (Richard) Lewis of Fredonia, and Kerstin Gustafson of Yorba Linda, Calif; five grandchildren: Ryan Lewis of Philadelphia, Pa., Hilary (Brendan) Miller of Webster, N.Y., Brittney and Megan Gustafson, both of San Diego, Calif., and Kyle Gustafson of Corona, Calif.; a sister, Joann (Richard) Seiberg of Jamestown; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian Malmberg Nelson, whom he mar-ried Aug, 5, 1950, and who died Sept. 23, 1997.
The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, in Bellinger Chapel of First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Wendy M. Heinz will officiate. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery.
Friends will be received from 4-6 p.m. Saturday in the Lind Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle or to the Chautauqua Foundation for The Music School Festival Orchestra, both at P.O. Box 28, Chau-tauqua, NY 14722; or to First Presbyterian Church, Music Program, 509 Pren-dergast Ave., Jamestown, NY 14701.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Marshall at www.lindfuneralhome.com.