Nelson H Sackett
, son of Charles Blair Sackett
and Myrtle Kissinger
, was born in Amsterdam, Montgomery County, New York StateG
, on 29 June 1924. He died aged 89 in Johnstown, Fulton County, New York StateG
, on 26 December 2013.1
He married at Trinity Reformed Church, AmsterdamG
, on 17 February 1945, Virginia Laird.
In 1930 he was living at Amsterdam Perth Road, AmsterdamG
, in the household of his parents Blair and Myrtle, and was recorded as Nelson Sackett, aged five and born in New York.2
Nelson Sackett was educated in Amsterdam schools and graduated from the former Wilbur Lynch High School. He also attended Cornell University for a time. A baseball aficionado, Nelson was well known for his detail to facts and trivia. A loving and caring man, Nelson was especially proud of helping to raise his beautiful children, well respected, well educated, well centered in their lives.
He worked at Amsterdam Heating Oil. Hard working his entire life, Nelson made time to enjoy his family and friends by involving himself in their lives and community. He was a member of the Nick Stoners of Wheelerville senior citizens, and the Boy Scouts when his sons were younger. He also loved dancing and was a member of the Sacandaga Swingers square dancing and the FJ & G dancing groups. Nelson made many friends and memories throughout the years at the family camp on Caroga Lake.
From obituary, Leader Herald, 27 December 2013