Gary passed away surrounded by his family on Dec. 7, 2017, at The University of Vermont Health Network, CVPH Medical Center. He was born May 29, 1945, to David and Margaret Nelson. He married Barbara Jean Devlin on Oct. 14, 1967, at Holy Name Church. They celebrated a wonderful 50 years of marriage together at their home in Jay. Gary worked in retail management for numerous years (1963-2007) at department stores in Plattsburgh; Grandway, Kings, Ames, and Michael's Craft Store. He had a heart of gold, as all who knew him could tell you.
Gary is survived by his wife Barbara; daughter, Julie and Patrick Tromblee, of Lewis; son, David J. Nelson and Jason Cerone of Jay; sister, Joan L. Nelson, brother Roger and June Nelson, brother-in-law, Mark J. and Donna Devlin, brother-in-law, Robert J. Torrance. His pride and joy in three grandsons, Alexander Nelson, Brandon Tromblee, and Nicholas Nelson. He is also survived by nieces and nephews, Tim, Beth, Missy, Tracy, Nicky, Mark, Michelle, John, Trevor and numerous grandnieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, his father and mother-in-law, Jack and Judy Devlin; sisters-in-law, Kathy Torrance, Fanny Devlin, and Adrienne Devlin, brothers-in-law, Francis C. Devlin and Tom Devlin.
Donations in his memory may be made to The University of Vermont Health Network, CVPH Foundation or The University of Vermont Health Network, Elizabethtown Community Hospital.
A viewing (wake) will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Dec. 10, 2017, at Thwaits-Zaumetzer Funeral Home, 3 College Street, Au Sable Forks, N.Y., United States.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Dec. 11, 2017, at Holy Name Church, Main Street, Au Sable Forks, N.Y., United States.
Published on December 8, 2017