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“Sorry for your loss. I just learned of Frank passing. We worked together for a lot of years. Frank became the operator on my shift that I came to...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: Al Donofrio - Ocean view, DE

“I was shocked and saddened to hear of Frank's passing. His kind and jovial personality made him a joy to work with. My years working closely with...Read More »
2 of 26 | Posted by: Bill Regensburg - Wilmington, DE

“I was a co-worker of Franks at the Edge Moor plant for many years and he was actually one of the first persons I met when originally hired. Frank was...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Bob McBride

“Dear Jean, I m sincerely sorry in reading of the passing of your husband Franklin.May time be your friend, comfort be your keeper, and solace be your...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: Nicholas Fuccella - Wilmington, DE

“Sad to hear of his passing. I worked with Frank at the Edgemoor plant. I feel like I knew his family from talking with him every day. Frank was a one...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Mike Sanderlin - Great Mills, MD

“I feel fortunate to have known and worked with Frank. EdgeMoor Plant.s ”
6 of 26 | Posted by: Tom Davis - Ellendale, DE

“I am saddened by the news of Frank's passing. He was a good man, and I enjoyed the time we spent working together with all of the boys in the NALL. ...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Ed Crumlish, Jr - Wilmington, DE

“DebbieI am so sorry for the loss of your brother ”
8 of 26 | Posted by: Patricia Lewis - New Castle, DE

“Debbie, my deepest sympathies to you and also to Frank's family. May he rest in peace. Mary Maden Ballancefrom Dr. Pad's office. ”
9 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“Jean,I am deeply sorry by the news of your loss. I pray that God will grant you the strength. My most sincere condolences. ”
10 of 26 | Posted by: Om Pal Auplish

“Jean, I am deeply surry by the news of your loss. I pray that God will grant you the strength. My most sincere condolences. ”
11 of 26 | Posted by: Om Pal Auplish

“Beverly, we are so sorry to you and to your family with the death of your brother. God bless all of you through the sadness and grieving of your...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Textiles Department Henson - DE

“Jean - I'm so sorry to hear of Frank's passing. From the many conversations we've had over the past couple years about our families, I know he was a...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Susan Adams - Hockessin, DE

“Shocked and so sorry to hear of Frank's passing. I worked with Frank at Edgemoor for quite a few years, and everyday was a blast with him around....Read More »
14 of 26 | Posted by: George Poeta - Pennsville, NJ

“My thoughts and prayers go out to Frank's family and friends during this difficult time. I worked with Frank at Edgemoor for many, many years. Frank...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Judi Olewnik - Magnolia, DE

“To the Nelson Family, It saddens me to hear of Frank's passing. I worked with Frank at the Edgemoor Plant. I feel as though I know each one of his...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: Tera Taylor - Wilmington, DE

“So sorry to hear about the passing of my cousin. Condolences to all of the family. ”
17 of 26 | Posted by: Bonnie Nelson Bradshaw - MD

“Gone way too soon. Thought of him often One of the most personable and funny person on the plant. ”
18 of 26 | Posted by: Ed Damico - North East, MD

“rest in peace uncle frank. my best memory he stomped on my foot while dancing. trust me it was funnier than it sounds. he was jumping up and down...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: tisha hindsley - rutledge, TN

“Jean and Family, Sorry for your loss. ”
20 of 26 | Posted by: John Grim - West Grove, PA

“Jean, So sorry to hear about Frank. Keeping you and the family in my thoughts and prayers. - Lois ”
21 of 26 | Posted by: Lois Olsen - Middletown, DE

“Jean,I'm sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our prayers. May God's grace and love lift you up in this time of healing. - Brandon ”
22 of 26 | Posted by: Brandon Nutter - Richmond, VA

“Jean: I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. ”
23 of 26 | Posted by: Pam Griest - Hockessin, DE

“So very sorry to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
24 of 26 | Posted by: Donna Dill - Newark, DE - Friend

“Jean,So sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers - Karen ”
25 of 26 | Posted by: Karen Maxson - Bear, DE

“Jean,We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Frank. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Jerry and Joy ”
26 of 26 | Posted by: Joy and Jerry D'Avanzo - DE


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Franklin James Nelson, 64 of Newark, passed away peacefully at home on March 10, 2017, surrounded by family.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware, the son of Barbara E. Nelson and the late John W. Nelson, Sr. Frank was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He leaves behind his wife of 39 years, Jean (Bryson) Nelson; his son Franklin Nelson, Jr. and his wife, Jennifer; his daughter Heather Dunlap and her husband, Ryan; his granddaughter, Avery Dunlap; and his beloved dog, Peanut. He is also survived by his brother, John Nelson Jr; sisters Debbie Hale and Beverly Nelson; brother-in-law's Robbie, Victor, Jimmy and Billy; sister-in-law's Sophie and Vicky; and several nieces and nephews.

Frank proudly served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. After retiring from DuPont in 2015, he spent every moment doing what he loved most. He enjoyed being outdoors with his dogs, watching television with his wife, and spending time with his family. He cherished every moment spent with his granddaughter, Avery, whom he lovingly called Boobear. He was also an avid supporter of his favorite baseball team, the Phillies.

Services will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Beeson Funeral Home, 2053 Pulaski Highway, Newark DE 19702. The visitation hour beginning at 3 pm followed by a funeral service at 4:30 pm. Interment will be private.