Edwin Stafford Nelson

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Edwin Stafford Nelson

December 21, 1928 ~ August 9, 2014 (age 85)


GREENSBORO – Edwin Stafford Nelson, 85, passed away on Saturday, August 9, 2014.  Cremation services entrusted to Triad Cremation Society & Chapel.

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  • August 14, 2014
    Charles M. Cobern says:
    Dear Mrs. Nelson, My family and I were saddened by the news of your husband's passing.  Ed was one of those special souls who brought a great deal of light and joy to those with whom he had contact. Caitlin, my daughter, and I had the rare treat of meeting Ed and you in my hometown of Butler, PA during the 2011 Monster Bash convention.  Being more than a little "star struck", as your husband was one of my all-time favorite actors while growing up in Western PA during the 60's and 70's, I almost could not bring myself to come to the table and speak with him.  I am so glad that I did.  The two of you made us so welcome and we thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to speak with you both.  Talking with the two of you was like sitting down to chat with family. I purchased a copy of Ed's book, "Beyond Peyton Place:..." and finished it in record time (finding to time to read is almost as bad trying to find the proverbial "needle in the haystack", but it was well worth it as reading about his career and the life he shared with you and your children and his development as an actor in a tough industry).  It was a very good and easy read.  Ed was an excellent writer and his honesty was ever present in the way he described your lives and his career.  I am afraid that his kind of actor has faded from Hollywood and that is sad as we need more men like him to serve as an example of what a true man and human being should be. As you and your family reflect on the good times shared please know that our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with all of you.  With Ed's passing the Earth has lost some of its shine, but Heaven has become a whole lot brighter with his arrival.  I hope God has a stage and will let your husband do a little bit of Harry Truman once in awhile.  When I make that final journey I really would like to see him in the role.  It'll be a blast! Again our sincere sympathies to you and your family. In His service, Chuck Cobern Butler, PA

  • August 15, 2014
    Laura Sicola Farris says:
    Please accept my condolences for your beloved husband and father. My Dad (Vincent Sicola) had the pleasure of serving next to him as a radioman on the Dayton, and would always tell us what a nice guy he was whenever we saw him in a show.

  • June 26, 2023
    Anonymous posted an image:
    Monster Bash 2011.  My big chance to meet one of the nicest men in the world.  Mr. Nelson was a definite class act and all around gentleman.
    Monster Bash 2011. My big chance to meet one of the nicest men in the world. Mr. Nelson was a definite class act and all around gentleman.