Stanley Nelson

Obituary of Stanley C. Nelson

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Smethport - Stanley C. “Bud” Nelson, 88, of Smethport, passed away Sunday (October 11, 2020) at his residence.


He was born Jan. 8, 1932 in Penn Yan, NY, a son of Stanley S. and Agnes Nielsen Nelson.  In 1952, in Aberdeen, MD, he married Doris J. McElwee, who died on Feb. 7, 2017.


Mr. Nelson attended Penn Yan Academy of Penn Yan, NY and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Bud worked for the E. I. DuPont de Nemours, Inc. first in Dresden, NY then in Rochester, NY as a maintenance foreman, retiring in 1989.

Bud enjoyed antique tractors and implements.  He was a member of multiple tractor clubs in the region.

He is survived by:

One daughter:  Laurie Nelson of Cibolo, TX

One son:  Gregory (Cynthia) Nelson of Dansville, NY

Grandchildren Andy (Ashley Coe) Nelson, Erica Nelson and Chenae (Ryan) Nelson-Day

Great-grandchildren:  Isabella Day, Esme` Day, Atlas Day, Ayden Coe and Matthew Nelson

One sister:  Janet Smith of California


In addition to his parents and wife, Bud was preceded in death by one son, Douglas Nelson in 1959.


In keeping with Bud’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral services.  Burial will be in Clermont Cemetery, Clermont, PA.


Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Heart Association.  Online condolences may be made at


Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.


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A Memorial Tree was planted for Stanley
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc. -Smethport
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