- 73 years old
- Date of birth: Jun 9, 1941
- Place of birth:
Rincon, Puerto Rico
- Date of passing: Dec 9, 2014
- Place of passing:
Browns Mills, New Jersey, United States
|Let the memory of Nelson be with us forever|
TSgt Nelson D. Elias-Columbani, USAF Retired, was born on June 9, 1941, and passed away on December 9, 2014, at his home in Browns Mills, N.J. He was 73 years old.
Nelson Dario Elias-Columbani was born in Rincon, Puerto Rico in 1941. Shortly after he was born, his father died while he was very young. Nelson later immigrated from Puerto Rico to New York with no English speaking skills and no father to guide him. He later quit school to take care of his mother. After some time, he went back to school to earn his GED and joined the Air Force. This was a turning point in his life. He served at locations all around the world in the aircraft maintenance career field as a crew chief. It was during his Air Force career that he met his wife Myriam, and was later was married. He served in the Vietnam War and afterwards had 3 children. He served his country honorably and later retired after over 20 years of service in the U.S. Air Force from Andrews AFB in Maryland.
Nelson is burried at Brig. Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Vet. Mem. Cemetery in Arneytown, N.J. He is survived by his wife Myriam Elias, his 3 sons: John Elias, Robert Elias, Nelson Elias, 3 grandsons and 2 grandaughters. We think about him often. His family will miss, love, and remember him forever.
"You will always be missed Pop"
"We remember you this Memorial Day 2016. You are in our hearts forever."
"Nelson sr. Rest in peace You served your country with honor and dignity we will always remember and love you from the vera family"
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