Gary D. Nelson

Gary D. Nelson, 60, of Jamestown, formerly of Falconer Kimball Stand Road, Falconer, passed away suddenly Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in his home.

He was born Aug. 22, 1952, in Jamestown, the son of the late Dewey and Virginia Ahlgren Nelson.

Gary was a graduate of Falconer High School and a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology with a degree in engineering.

In earlier years, he was employed by Blackstone Corporation, AMSCO-Excel and Dahlstrom Manufacturing and taught welding at BOCES.

He was a member of the Thule Lodge, Falconer Rod and Gun Club and the Fluvanna Fire Department, Rescue 7, a supporter of the Safe Shooters and Anglers for Eternity, and a member of the Ross Mill Church of Christ.

Gary enjoyed hunting and fishing, the outdoors and also enjoyed working at the annual Gerry Rodeo.

He is survived by his companion, Carol Schermerhorn of Ripley, N.Y.; three sisters: Trudy (Douglas) Howles of Rochester N.Y., Suzanne (Frank) Clark of Denver, Colo., and Marlene Gibson, Saint Joseph, Mo.; three uncles: Rudy (Donna) Ahlgren of Jamestown, Richard (Elsie) Nelson of Bemus Point, and Richard (Mary) Ahlgren of Mich.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The funeral will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Falconer Funeral Home. The Rev. Don Ray will officiate.

Friends will be received by the family 5-8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to the funeral service Tues-day in the funeral home. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Falconer.

Memorials may be made to the Fluvanna or Gerry Fire Departments

Visit our website www.falconerfuneralhome.net to light a candle in remembrance.