Name: Bruce Kinloch Nelson
Birth: 25 DEC 1919 in Christiansburg,VA
Death: 5 MAR 2003 in Cape Porpoise,ME
Dr. Bruce Nelson, 83
Change Date: 13 MAR 2009 at 08:07:05
CAPE PORPOISE - Dr. Bruce Kinloch Nelson, 83, of Langsford Road, died on March 5, 2003 at Southern Maine Medical Center in Biddeford.
He was born on Dec. 25, 1919, in Christiansburg, Va., a son of the Rev. Mr. Robert Burwell Nelson and his wife Sallie Bruce (Seddon) Nelson. He graduated from the Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va. He attended the University of Virginia where he received degrees in mechanical, aeronautical and electrical engineering. He also received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York and was a member of the American Academy of Sciences.
He was a long-time resident of Concord, Mass. Dr. Nelson and his wife spent their summers in Cape Porpoise, beginning in 1984 and moved there permanently in 1995. A family man, he delighted in the comings and goings and doings of his wife and children.
He is survived by his wife, Louise (Moore) Nelson of Cape Porpoise; one son, B. Kinloch Nelson Jr. of Rochester, N.Y.; one daughter, Beverly Burwell (Nelson) Elder of Cusco, Peru; and two grandchildren, Rosalie Alyria Elder and Marco Fabio Elder.
Memorial services will be held at the Church on the Cape on Sunday at 2 p.m., and on the following weekend in Christ Church, Winchester, Va.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Perkins Institute for the Blind in Watertown, Mass.
Arrangements by Bibber Memorial Chapel, Kennebunk.
Father: Robert Burwell Nelson b: 6 JUL 1871 in VA
Mother: Sarah Bruce Seddon b: 1 MAY 1879 in VA
Louise Moore b: 16 OCT 1921 in Charlotte,NC
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