Robert Nelson

  • Born: November 11, 1942
  • Died: March 11, 2021
  • Location: Pelham Manor, New York

Pelham Funeral Home

64 Lincoln Ave
Pelham, NY 10803

Tel. (914) 738-1060

Tribute & Message From The Family


Robert Locke Nelson of Pelham Manor, NY entered into rest, March 11, 2021. He was 78.
Robert Locke Nelson was born on November 11, 1942. His parents were Edgar and Elizabeth (Betty) Locke Nelson. Robert was born in Evanston, Illinois. He was married for 54 years to his loving wife Barbara and was a Pelham Manor resident since 1980.

Robert served as a Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps and was an active member of the VFW. After leaving the Marines, he worked at United Airlines in a variety of positions, from a Passenger Agent to Sky Cap to Air Freight. He retired from United Airlines in 1998.

Robert was a man of integrity. He was also very social, outgoing and generous. He was quite a character, a creative person who loved dogs and entertaining the kids in his neighborhood. He had many hobbies and was an avid car collector (real and model). He also appeared as an extra in a couple of Hollywood movies made in New York.

Robert is survived by his wife Barbara Nelson their son, Christopher.

A Memorial Service will take place Friday, May 21 at 11 AM at Christ Church on Pelhamdale Ave. Robert's ashes will then be laid to rest at a Family Plot in Arlington Vt.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I just learned this week of Bob's passing and wanted to send my condolences and sympathy. We worked together at UAL in the early 1970's. He was a fine man and a blessing to all who knew him. Praying for your family and friends. Sincerely, Charlene Trought (I was Gore or David then.)

Posted by Charlene Trought - UNINCORPORATED, MO - Coworker   June 10, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. I used to see Bob at the Gas Station in Pelham and spend time talking with him and Joe. What a great guy to have in your life as a friend. May he Rest in Eternal Peace and keep watch over you all.

Posted by Paul Bonfiglio - Poughkeepsie, NY - Friend   April 16, 2021

Uncle Bob always made me feel good. He was kind, welcoming, and always had a fond memory to share about my parents. I will miss him.
My love and prayers to Chris and Aunt Barb. - Mckenzie

Posted by Mckenzie Golden - Family   April 01, 2021

Uncle Bob always made me feel good. He was kind, welcoming, and always had a fond memory to share about my parents. I will miss him.
My love and prayers to Chris and Aunt Barb. - Mckenzie

Posted by Mckenzie Golden - Family   April 01, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Aunt Barb and Chris. Uncle Bob was always kind and happy. He is missed. - With love, Mckenzie.

Posted by Mckenzie Golden - Family   March 31, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Aunt Barb and Chris. Uncle Bob was always kind and happy. He is missed. - With love, Mckenzie.

Posted by Mckenzie Golden - Family   March 31, 2021

Sorry to hear of Bob's passing. RIP

Posted by Ed Fitzgerald - New York, NY - Neighbor   March 20, 2021


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