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“Our condolences to Joan,Caryn, Sally and Steve and families in your loss of our best friend. We have all the wonderful memories to cherish. Bob & Mena ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Robert Shannon - MARCO ISLAND, FL

“My mom just told me that Mr. Nelson had passed. I am so sorry for the entire Nelson family. I have such fond memories of him, just such a nice man...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Mark Chronister - St. Pete, FL

“Sally, I was deeply saddened to hear of your fathers passing. Although I never got to meet him you would speak of him often, especially about those...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: ED JEGERSKI - Newark, DE - Friend

“Mrs. Nelson, Caryn ❤, Sally and Steven;I have so many fond memories of my friend's Dad, especially how patient he was with a couple of goofy...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Bev

“Dear Joan-Alan and I were so sorry to see Firman's obituary in today's paper. I always think of you two as fun people to travel with..........the...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Bonnie Haines - Wilmington, DE

“Joan- I'm so sorry to hear about Firm. My entire family agrees- he had to be one of the nicest men alive! Our prayers are with you and your family. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Kymm Hockman - Hockessin, DE


Firman Andrew Nelson, age 84, of Cokesbury Village in Hockessin, DE, formerly of Clayton, NJ, passed away on Saturday June 24, 2017.

He attended Clayton Schools in New Jersey from 1944-1952 and Rutger University from 1952-1955 graduating with his degree in Engineering. Firman served in the Army from 1956-1958. Before his retirement, he was an Industrial Engineer with the DuPont Company.

Firman was a member of the DuPont Country Club and the Hockessin United Methodist Church. His favorite pastime was attending his daughter and granddaughters swimming and diving meets and his sons baseball and football games.

Survived by his wife Joan D. Nelson of Hockessin, DE, daughters Caryn S. Nelson, her husband Gary Paiement, of Pennsville, NJ, Sally E. Nelson of Rising Sun, MD, son Steven W. Nelson, his wife Marisa, of Newark, DE, granddaughters Katherine G. Nelson of Newark, DE, Emma G. Nelson of Newark, DE, and their King Charles Cavalier Riley Nelson.

A memorial service will be held Saturday July 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Hockessin United Methodist Church, 7250 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE, 19707. Visitation with the family will follow the service at the Church in Faith Hall.

In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Hockessin United Methodist Church Building Fund.