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.