Donald E. Nellis, 80, died on Saturday (December 8, 2018) at the Newark-Wayne Community Hospital.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday (December 12) at the Paul L. Murphy & Sons Funeral Home, 127 East Miller Street, Newark with an Elks Visitation at 6:45 p.m. Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. at the funeral home on Thursday (December 13). Burial will be in the Newark Cemetery.
Memorials, in his name, may be made to the , 1120, South Goodman Street, Rochester, New York 14620.
Don was born on January 17, 1938 in Newark, the son of the late Harold and Doris Brock Nellis. He grew-up in Phelps and graduated from the Phelps High School in 1955. Don was a T.V. Repairman for many years, first with Graybill Appliances and then for a few years with Elston Electronics. His last few years of work were at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital doing data processing. Don was a life member of both the Deluge Hose Company #1 of the Newark Fire Department and of the Newark Elks Lodge. He loved to play golf with his friends. Don also enjoyed listening to the old radio show and music.
He is survived by his son, Edwin (Donna) of Newark; three daughters Donna Bedette of Newark, Joanne Nellis of Sodus and Bonnie Jones of Rochester; nine grandchildren; nine great- grandchildren; four sisters Barbara Brennessel, Sharon (Stephen) Biletzky, Cathy (Dale) Bassage and Carol Soucie; many nieces and nephews.
Don was predeceased by his wife of 47 years, Wilma, in 2005 and a brother, Gerald.