November 27, 1932 — March 8, 2019
ARGYLE — Albert “Al” E. Nelson, son of the late Albert E. Nelson and Edith Susan (Royal) Nelson, passed away Friday, March 8, 2019.
Predeceased by his first wife, Jennie Helen (Rustin) Nelson and second wife, Barbara Nelson. Survivors include his sisters, Joyce Nelson and Betty Hazelwood, both of California; cousin, Dot of Saratoga Springs; children, David Nelson of East Berne, Diane (Ronald) Hill of Easton, Albert E. (Elyse) Nelson of Rotterdam, Brian (Becky) Nelson of Hoosick Falls, Michele (Leon VanArnum/life-mate) Nelson of Victory Mills and Richard (Ricky) Nelson of Easton; grandchildren, James Nelson of Victory Mills, Crystal Nelson of Massachusetts, Brian Nelson ll of Hoosick Falls, Fredrick Nelson of Hoosick Falls and Logan Nelson of Albany; great-grandchild, Brian Nelson lll of Hoosick Falls; many nieces and nephews; plus grand- and great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews.
Albert grew up on a farm in South Argyle, graduated Argyle High School in 1950 and joined the Navy in 1950 until 1954. He worked locally until 1964, moved his family to California and worked as a gas station attendant for Moble Gas/Millwright for Uniroyal Tire plant. He returned to New York, worked at Bendix Fraction Materials until 1982 and worked locally for different companies. Al moved to New Jersey in 1986, where again he held different jobs. His most liked job was as a school bus/bus driver. Al later moved to Florida and enjoyed his time fishing and building models of timber frame homes like the one he grew up in. Albert was a great fan of the late, great John Wayne and always enjoyed his movies.
Al was proud of his Native American heritage and was named: “Temakwe,” which means: Old Beaver. A member of Boy Scouts of America for more than 50 years, Al was honored to receive a Silver Beaver Award, plus a Wood Badge to add to his many other badges.
His hobbies were woodworking, real train watching, gardening and joke collecting, which he shared with all his friends and family. Al and his Senior Taxi will be missed toddling around Greenwich.
Memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at Greenwich Elks, Route 40, Greenwich. Family and friends are welcome.