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Jake Nelson

Jake Nelson, 71, of Pittston, passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at his home after a long fight with Huntington’s Chorea disease. He was born in Avoca, May 5, 1951, and was the son of the late George “Henry” Nelson and Nellie (Holl) Nelson.

Jake was a loving husband, father, and grandfather as well as a good friend. Jake worked at Maid-Rite Steak Company for 20 years. He enjoyed fishing on the Lehigh River and hunting. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.


In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his granddaughter, Abigayle Nelson, his brother Bob, and sisters Sally, Mildred, and Sandra.


Jack is survived by his wife Doris (Clarke) Nelson; sons David Nelson and Jonathan Nelson and his wife Melissa; grandsons David Jr., Matthew, Patrick, Jacob, and Anthony Nelson; and granddaughters Alyssa Nelson and Emily Nelson. Also surviving are eight great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.


Jake’s family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and aides of Traditional Home Health Care for their excellent care during his illness.


Memorial services for Jake will be held on Wednesday, July 5th at 7pm at Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea with Rev. Dale Pepper of St. John’s Primitive Methodist Church, Avoca officiating. Friends may call for visitation on Wednesday evening, July 5th from 6pm until time of services.


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