Henry C. Nelson, Jr.

Henry C. Nelson, Jr., of Scranton died Saturday evening at Allied Skilled Nursing Center following an illness. His wife of 37 years is the former Lynn  Kelly.

Born in Reading, PA son of the late Henry C. Nelson, Sr. and Edith Johnson Norman, he was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He had been employed at a nurse in healthcare.

Also surviving are his children, Dale C. Brown and Tiffany Davis Walker, Reading; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.; Sisters, Judy Bazemore, Norristown, Gail (Nathaniel) Scott, Gloria (Roy) Custis, Reading; Brothers, Robert (Donna) Nelson, Thomas (Sharon) Lindsey, Kenneth Norman, Reading, Dr. Lloyd (Zoe) Norman, Atlanta, GA, Master Gunnery Sergeant Kelly (Kyoko) Norman, San Diego CA; Sisters in law, Maurita (Gregory) Pascale, Clark Summit, Patrice (Thomas) Bonin, Dunmore; Brothers in law, Paul A. (Colleen) Kelly, Jr Scranton Thomas (Karin) Kelly, Drexel Hill.  He is also survived by countless cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by Shirley (James) Brown, Jean Key Nelson; sister Vivian Key and his beloved mother in law, Lois O’Neill Kelly.

The family would like to thank his long time doctors for his excellent care, Dr. Gerard Nealon and Dr. Paul Horchas.

Services will be announced at another date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vanston and James Funeral Home, Scranton 


  1. Nancy Wilson

    I met Henry through Meals on Wheels. He was always so gracious and appreciative. A true gentleman! I know he will be greatly missed.

  2. Dale Brown

    Pop you were my best friend when I was little, then you became my brother, as years passed you became my father…you will truly be missed

  3. Bridget Quinn Walsh

    Lynn we are so sorry -My daughter has fond memories of walking your dogs Shaq and Lucy. It was a pleasure to get to know you and Henry and he will be missed.

  4. Barbara Quinn

    Henry was one of those people that you immediately liked after just a short conversation. I enjoyed walking by their apartment and visiting with Henry, he was a delight. I lost track of where Henry and Lynn went and just found out he had passed away. He will be missed, and I will never forget that accomplished, friendly, wise man! RIP Henry.

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