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A private funeral for Robert P. Nelson, 84, a manager for the A&P grocery chain in Buffalo for four decades, was held today in Snyder-Hinkle-Spatig Funeral Home, Bethlehem, Pa.

He died Tuesday (March 21, 1995) in Leader Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Bethlehem, after a long illness.

Born in Hinsdale, he worked for A&P for 41 years before his retirement in 1975. He was a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy.

A member of United Methodist Church of Williamsville, he was past president of the Rotary Club, a Paul Harris Fellow and a charter member for more than 50 years.

Survivors include his wife, the former Simone H. Kennedy of Bethlehem; a son, Robert of Bethlehem; a daughter, Anne Thorn of Richmond, Va.; two sisters, Roca Larsen of St. Joseph, Mo., and Trudi E. of Benton Harbor, Mich.; and four grandchildren.


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