Richard M. Nelson
Richard M. Nelson, age 66, of Chardon, died Oct. 16, 2016, at UH Geauga Regional Medical Center. Born May 29, 1950, in Franklin, Pa. to Donald and D. Marie (nee Nelson) Wazlavek, he had been a longtime area resident. Richard married Judy Briggs on June 3, 1988, in Newbury. Rick loved to fish; fishing as much as possible with his family in Ohio and Lake Chautauqua, N.Y. He worked at Curtis Industries and drove a truck for Manfredi Trucking. Survivors include his children, Lindsey (Chris Ford) Nelson, Stacie (Jeff) Malone, Wayne (Amanda) Hardesty, Kent (Katey) Hardesty, Brett, Carol and Shelly; 12 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and brother, Darrell Wazlavek. He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife of 25 years, Judy. A memorial gathering will be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, at the Burr Funeral Home, 116 South Street (on Rt. 44, 500' south of Rt. 6/Chardon Square) in Chardon, Ohio. Arrangements by the Burr Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Chardon. Information and condolences online at www.burrservice.com.
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