WATERFORD Richard H. Nelson Jr., 22, of Middle St. died suddenly Saturday August 31, 2019. Born in Albany he is the son of Richard H. Nelson Sr. and Nancy Palmer Nelson. He graduated with high honors from Waterford Halfmoon High School in 2015 and was awarded a scholarship at Elmira College.
Ricky was employed as a dispatcher for AAA. Prior to that he was employed at Maximus in Albany and Price Chopper in Lansingburgh. He was known for his infectious and distinctive laugh.
Survivors in addition to his parents include his siblings, Tami Nelson (Brad) of Derby, CT, Kelly Nelson (Paulie) of Rensselaer and Amanda Nelson of Waterford. Also surviving is his maternal grandmother Winifred Palmer of East Greenbush. He is predeceased by his other maternal grandmother Mary J. McGraw Palmer (Grammy) maternal grandfather Charles W. Palmer Jr. (Grampy) and his God Parents Orland and Mary J. Dominy.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday at 7 pm at Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Rte.32), Waterford.
Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home Friday from 4-7 pm prior to the service.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to SPARC, 636 New Loudon Rd., Latham, NY 12110