Nelson E. Gunn
EASTON — Nelson Edward Gunn, 84, died on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at Talbot Hospice in Easton.
He was born on Sept. 23, 1934, in Baltimore, Md., the son of the late Lawrence and Grace Hartzell Gunn.
He attended Patterson High School in Baltimore and served honorably in the National Guard from 1953 thru 1961.
He married the former Ruth Keller on July 22, 1962, in Ephrata, Pa. They lived in Baltimore, Md., before moving to Cordova in July 2018.
Nelson was employed as a machinist for Crown, Cork & Seal in Baltimore, Md., for 23 years. In addition, he worked at Santoni’s Market as a deli manager and for MedStar pharmacy. He was an active member of the Dundalk Church of the Brethren from 1962-2016, where he served as an usher and sang in the choir. For the last two years, he attended New Light Lutheran
Church in Dundalk. He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and the Chorus of the Chesapeake. Nelson was devoted to serving others and was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. He was a lifelong fan of Baltimore sports, including the Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Colts and Baltimore Ravens. Nelson loved playing softball and his lifelong friends with whom he played cards for over 50 years.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ruth K. Gunn; children, Christl DeNiro and her husband Kimo of Boardman, Ohio, and Eric Gunn and his wife Jody of Cordova, Md.; a sister, Sharyn Kahl and her husband Steven of Middleboro, Md.; and four grandchildren, Benjamin Gunn, Rocco DeNiro, Carlo DeNiro and Amelia Gunn; as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Lawrence Gunn Jr. and Charles Gunn.
A memorial service will be held at a future date at New Light Lutheran Church,
2120 Dundalk Ave., Baltimore, Md.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Nelson’s honor to Talbot Hospice House, 586 Cynwood Drive, Easton, MD
21601, or New Light Lutheran Church, 2120 Dundalk Ave., Baltimore, MD 21222.
For online tributes, please v is itwww.fhn funeral home. com.