Nelon Palmer
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Obituary of Nelon Palmer

Nelon Palmer 91, of Cortland NY. passed away on Monday, January 22, 2018 at the Groton Community Health Center in Groton NY. He was born August 29, 1926 in Natural Bridge, NY; the son of the late George Palmer and Eva Gage.

Nelon was a 1944 graduate of Carthage high school in Carthage, NY. After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during WW II on August 25, 1944. He was honorably discharged on July 18, 1946 as an Aviation Electronic Technician. He continued his education at Canton Agricultural College and graduated from Clarkson College with a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1951. He joined IBM where he spent his career testing mainframe computers in Endicott, NY until he retired in in 1984. He coached Little League baseball and youth bowling teams while he raised his family in Vestal, NY. He was married to Rhoda Jane (Foster) Snay from 1953 through 1976. He moved to Cortland, NY where he married Myrtle Hinkle in on August 35, 1984. He was active in Cortland area churches where he served as an teacher and elder.

Nelon was survived by his loving wife Myrtle of 33 years, sons Richard Palmer and Robert Palmer; his sister

Helen (Roger) Yutzler and three grandchildren Nathan, Kevin and Michael Palmer.

Nelon was predeceased by his brother Lynn Palmer and sister Nellie (Donald) Worthington.

Visitation will be held from 9:30am-11am Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave. Cortland, NY 13045. Services will begin at 11am, with a burial to be schedule at Atwater Cemetery in the Spring.

In Lieu of Flowers, contributions can be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 91 Owego St. Cortland, NY 13045.