Roger Nelson

Obituary of Roger G. Nelson

Please share a memory of Roger to include in a keepsake book for family and friends.

Roger Glenn Nelson was born May 10, 1930, in Pittsburgh PA, the son of James W Nelson and Margaret W (Thompson) Nelson. He was raised in Carnegie, PA. He married Elva J Wolstoncroft in 1952. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1953, moved to Lockport, and worked for Bell Aerospace in Wheatfield for 38 years (1953-1991). He was drafted just after the Korean war and served 2 years in the Army at Ft Knox, KY, before returning to his job at Bell Aerospace.

Roger was a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Lockport, where he sang in the choir for many years. He was an active volunteer in many organizations including the Boy Scouts, Lockport Youth Hockey, Habitat for Humanity, Lockport C.A.R.E.S., and the Methodist church.  Roger and his wife, Elva were also foster parents to several children in the 1970’s.  Roger was a recognized blood donor.  He was an avid fan of the Buffalo Bills & Sabres, and the Pittsburgh Steelers & Penguins. He played tennis in his younger years, and took long walks & did crossword puzzles throughout his life. He bowled in the church league for many years. Roger was also an avid genealogist and birdwatcher. He loved going for rides in the country and getting ice cream.


He was predeceased by his wife Elva, who passed away March 14, 2023.  Roger is survived by his two children Jeffrey P Nelson and Allison J Nelson (Ronald J Oliver), two granddaughters Jenessa M (AJ III) Dickinson and Jessica J Nelson (Ryan Lindsey), two great grandsons AJ Dickinson IV and Zavon Lindsey, a great granddaughter Evie Dickinson, his brother Ralph L (Marion) Nelson of Pittsburgh, and several nieces and nephews.


Relatives and friends may call Wednesday, June 12th from 4-7 PM at Prudden And Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee St., Lockport.  Funeral service will be held Thursday, June 13th at 11 AM in Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 75 East Ave., Lockport.  Donations may be made to Hospice of Lockport, Emmanuel United Methodist Church, or Heritage manor of Lockport. Visit

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Roger Nelson, please visit Tribute Store

Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Prudden And Kandt Funeral Home, Inc.
242 Genesee St.
Lockport, New York, United States

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Thursday, June 13, 2024
Emmanuel United Methodist Church
75 East Avenue
Lockport, New York, United States
Online Memory & Photo Sharing Event
Online Event
About this Event
Roger Nelson

In Loving Memory

Roger Nelson

1930 - 2024

Look inside to read what others have shared
Family and friends are coming together online to create a special keepsake. Every memory left on the online obituary will be automatically included in this book.
Share Your Memory of