Memorial for Uncle Don

By | 12 September 2005

Reprinted from The Saratogian

Donald J. Neilson, 80, a resident of Mowry Avenue in Greenwich, died Tuesday, 6 Sep 2005, at Glens Falls Hospital.

Born 4 Oct 1924, in the town of Easton, he was the son of Edwin and Bessie Hagadorn Neilson.

He retired from Hollingsworth and Vose Paper Co. in Center Falls and had also been employed by Whiteman Chevrolet in Glens Falls.

For the past 30 years, Don was known around Greenwich as the village walker. Any time of the day, he would be out walking and waving to all who passed by. The many friends that he made along the way will surely miss him.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Charles, and sisters, Mildred Myers and Amaryllis Locke.

Survivors include a brother, Marshall Neilson of Vischers Ferry; two sisters, Lottie Fasoli of Greenwich and Bertha Goman of Henrietta, Okla.; his aunts, Mamie Bozony of Saratoga and Alice Skeals of Cockeysville, Md.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family suggests memorials in his name be made to Washington County Hospice, 415 Lower Main St., Hudson Falls, NY 12839, or the Easton Greenwich Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 84, Greenwich, NY 12834.

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I was up in NY from 2-4 Sep to see him in the hospital. I’m happy I made it up before he died.

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