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1942 David 2020

David Allen Nelson

September 15, 1942 — December 17, 2020

David Allen Nelson, 78 of Penn Yan passed away peacefully at home on 12/17/2020 after a brave battle of cancer. David was born in Penn Yan, NY on 9/15/1942 to Rhoda (Scott) Nelson and Earl V. Nelson. He graduated from Penn Yan Academy. David worked at Michael Sterns for 15 years and retired from Hobart and William Smith College. David had a love of raising pigeons which he started at the age of 16. He attended numerous pigeon shows from 1981-2020. David was a proud member of The American Indian Fantail Club of America, The Pigeon Fancier Association of Rochester, NY and the UMC of Dresden, NY. David is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Diane (Johnson) Nelson, son; Jeffrey Payne, daughter; Katrina (Nelson) Morabito; grandchildren Aaliyah, August ("Gus") Morabito and Adam David Hullings as well as his brother; Earl V. Nelson Jr. (Elaine) of San Bernardino, CA, mother-in-law; Marion (Johnson) Harris, sister in law Kim (Kevin) Fultz along with numerous nieces and nephews
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