Lance E. Nelson, 54, of North Huntingdon, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2020. He was born July 17, 1966 in Jeannette, a son of the late Stanley and Betty (Morgan) Nelson. Lance was a systems analyst for UPMC and a veteran of the US Air Force. He was a graduate of Norwin Senior High School Class of 1984 and earned his Bachelor's Degree from Cal U. He enjoyed hiking, reading and spending time with his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Joshua David Nelson; brother-in-law, Drew Horwat. He is survived by his wife, Melissa Burkhart Nelson; son, Matthew Nelson; daughter, Hannah Nelson; sister, Leslie Horwat; his beloved pup, Loki, and his furry feline Nessie. Arrangements made by the James W. Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon, PA. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be the GCC scholarship fund in memory of Joshua.
Originally published September 20, 2020.