Robert Alan Nelson, age 46, passed away at his home in Woodbridge, Aug. 31, 2008, he was the son of Elizabeth March Nelson of Woodbridge and the late Burton Elmer Nelson and brother of Wayne B. Nelson of Seymour. Robert was born in Derby, June 26, 1962 and had attended Quinnipiac University and the University of New Haven. He was a commercial airline pilot for 15 years for Business Express, Mesa and United Airlines and most recently was commercial hangar supervisor at Sikorsky Aircraft. His funeral and burial will be private. Relatives and friends may visit at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden on Thursday from 5 - 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of Christ, 5 Meetinghouse Lane, Woodbridge, CT 06525.

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  1. Bob, I can’t believe it!! I worked with you at BEX many years ago!! I did run into you a couple times over the years, you came to see me at TWEED, and you were as nice as always. Enjoy the sites from up above, rest in peace, my thoughts are with your family who will miss a GREAT guy.

  2. Dear Mrs. Nelson & Wayne, My sincere condolences for your great loss. Bob was one of the sweetest people I knew in high school and beyond. He was a good friend. He will be missed. Sincerely, Carole Selmont Bobela

  3. dear mrs. nelson and wayne….i can’t say enough about bob. he was such a great guy. i knew him about 10 years and in all that time i never heard him say a bad word about anyone and i never saw him without a smile. he wil be missed. oh yes, he definitely will be missed.

  4. Dear Wayne & Mrs. Nelson: Wayne you may not remember me and Glenn, however we lived at 75 Balance Rock Road years ago, right next to you. We use to go and see your band play many times. I work with Theresa Laoretti and she just told me the sad news about your brother Robert. We are so sorry to hear this and just want you to know that all of our thoughts, prayers and sympathy are with you and your family. Sue & Glenn

  5. Dear Wayne and Mrs. Nelson, We are so sorry for your loss. May you find peace in cherished memories. Robert lives forever in your heart. God bless you and your family. Ed and Judy Connell

  6. Dear Wayne and the Nelson Family: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  7. From our family to yours, our condolences on the sudden loss of Robert Alan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and that God may comfort you during these times.

  8. I remember Bob from grammer school through high school. He was a witty, funny, and intelligent guy. He will be missed down here. God Speed, my friend.

  9. My condolences to the Nelson family. Although I only knew Bob for a short time, I knew he was a great guy and a true professional. He is missed.

  10. My deepest condolences to the Nelson Family. Bob and I were close friends for about 10 years. Unfortunately, we drifted apart when I moved out of the area. Bob was a great person who always made me laugh. He had an amazingly dry sense of humor. I remember him taking me flying on at least 5 occasions. I was a little nervous, but he always made me feel comfortable. His passing was a real shock, and he will be sadly missed.

  11. My deepest sympathy to Mrs. Nelson and to Wayne. Bob, you were one of my best Friends, you will be missed by me forever. You earned your wings, I was so proud of you and your career as Pilot it was your absolute passion and I know you are up there soaring the skies in heaven. Claire

  12. My deepest sympathy to Mrs. Nelson and to Wayne. Bob, you were one of my best Friends, you will be missed by me forever. Your earned your wings, I was so proud of you and your career as Pilot it was your absolute passion and I know you are up there soaring the skies in heaven. Claire

  13. My sincere sympathies to Mrs. Nelson and Wayne, Bob was a childhood friend of mine and someone I loved and cared about.I have and will think about him often. He will be missed by all who loved him. Claire sposili 23 Sampson Ave Milford CT 06460

  14. Our deepest sympathy to Wayne and Mrs. Nelson in their loss. We met Bob several years ago when his boat was across the dock from ours in Milford. We shared some good times with him and Wayne and can thank them for introducing us to Michael McCloud. I’m so glad we had the opportunity to take Bob out sailing in July. We’ll miss you and were actually talking about you this weekend – remember the .dewiggler.? May God bring you peace and comfort.

  15. Playing my guitar today reminded me of Bob and how much he will be missed. He and I flew together on many occasions when we were based in Chicago. I very much enjoyed the time we spent together as we had much in common. We spent a great deal of time talking about sailing, guitars and flying. Though I only lived a few miles from Woodbridge, he and I never managed to get out on the water. It was just one of those things you always assume there will be time for. Bob was truly a good person with a ready smile. I am so happy to have known him. My deepest sympathies to his family and friends.

  16. Rob & I were friends in grammar school and used to ride our bikes all over Woodbridge. We would spend time watching his brother Wayne play in the band at Amity High School. It was a great time to grow up and Rob was a great friend to grow up with. My sympathy to the family.

  17. Robert was a fellow Sikorsky employee. I did not know him, but I am sorry that he left this world so soon.

  18. To the Nelson family My thoughts and prayers go out to all of your family for your untimely loss.He will be missed by ALL who new him

  19. Wayne and Mrs. Nelson, I am very, very sorry for your loss. Pete and I were neighbors of Wayne at Balance Rock. You will be in our prayers for healing. Theresa and Pete Laoretti

  20. Wayne, I am very sorry for your loss. As you know I lost my younger brother this past January and I still think of it every day. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Ray LaPlante

  21. We were so shocked to hear of Bobby’s passing. My husband and I both worked for Business Express Airlines. As a matter of fact, my husband, Jeff, hired Bobby at New Air while they both worked on their pilot ratings. We spent many hours and good times in LaGuardia Aiport. Bobby also taught us how to use a dehydrator and he would bring in goodies that he had made. He will truly be missed.

  22. I think of you often and to this very day it is hard to think that you are gone. I miss you and always will you were my best lifelong Friend whom I miss terribly.

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