John Nelson – April 12, 2019

John Nelson, 74, a proud Hoboken native, passed away on April 12, 2019 from Mesothelioma.

Born to Bertha Fatovich and Christian Nelson on September 27, 1944, John grew and worked in a variety of fields, starting in his teen years at a bowling alley, to the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and eventually as a truck driver. In 1980, John married his best friend and the love of his life, Linda Nelson (nee Clark), and they built a loving home in Bloomfield, NJ.

John found great joy in fishing, travel, and boxing. However, his inspiring passion was photography, which included his experience as a professional photographer. In 2008, John and Linda co-founded Pretty Anntoinets.

In honor of John’s life, the family asks for friends and family to continue working with politicians and those in power to pass legislation limiting the use and importation of asbestos. It is the hope of the family that no one else should ever suffer exposure at home or in the workplace as John did, causing the illness that lead to his passing.

John joins his parents and sister-in-law, Cheryl Marie Clark, in the loving hearts of his family, and his memory will be cherished by his wife, Linda Nelson, his parents-in-law, Vera Patricia Burnett and Thomas Henry Clark, his sister-in-law, Stephanie Clark, nieces, Dayna Clark and Toni Ann De Noble, great-niece and nephew, Dylan Pearl Kell and Luke Kell, as well as many beloved aunts, cousins and close friends.


Visitation for John will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM at Lawton-Turso Funeral Home in Hoboken (Corner of Washington and Seventh Streets, parking on Seventh Street). A memorial service will begin at 12:00 PM.

Lawton-Turso Funeral Home

7 thoughts on “John Nelson – April 12, 2019

  1. Sending heart felt sympathy to the entire Nelson family and their friends!
    I believe that John is in a peaceful place and is now awaiting his loved ones.
    May God bless you all!
    Bobbie
    United-EWR SOC

  2. I am so sorry to read this news this morning. I remember John from our high school days and bowling in Hoboken with our friend Cosmo Azzolini. He had a fun loving way to live life. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends for their loss.
    Cathy Hottendorf

  3. Linda
    May God bless you and your family. My deepest sympathies.
    Amanda LaFrance
    United ATS

  4. Sending our continued Blessings to Linda and her family at this time! Comfort and release comes from the words and support from those who are dear to you! The Holland Family sends their condolences to Linda and her Family!Know that we love you and John through eternity! May John continue to soar on Angels Wings! John…Fly! Fly! Fly! You are free!

  5. We are very sorry for your loss Aunt Linda and the rest of the family. Uncle Little John was a great human being,He will be greatly missed never forgotten. We will always know him as the brightest diamond in the rut. WE LUV AND MISS YOU ⛪⛪⛪💒💒💒

  6. It is with great sorrow that I am sending my condolences on your recent loss. As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, I and would like to share a scripture that has benefited me and many people in time of grief. God reassures us of something wonderful in the Bible at Acts 24:15. It says, “There is going to be a resurrection.” Along with God’s promise to us at Revelation 21:3, 4 of sorrow, death, and pain being done away with permanently.

    It is my hope that this bit of information is of comfort to you. Please be sure to find further information regarding the resurrection at: JW.ORG

    May God be with you.

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