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CUMBERLAND Nelson Lee Lindeman, 66, of Cumberland, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2017, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.
Born Aug. 6, 1950, in Cumberland, Mr. Lindeman was the son of the late Harry Lindeman and Hazel Elizabeth (Smith) Lindeman.
A graduate of Fort Hill High School, Class of 1969, Nelson was a United States Army Veteran during the Vietnam Era and retired from CSX Transportation as a Machinist. He was a life-member of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 172. He was a member of the International Association of Machinists; the Fort Cumberland Post 13 American Legion; and the Good Fellowship Club. Nelson was proud and honored to serve on the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 172 Color Guard.
Nelson was awarded the Telephone Pioneers' President's Award for his dedication to the education of children by installing huge playground maps of the United States in playgrounds throughout Allegany and Washington Counties and on the Eastern Shore. He was a co-administrator with Geary Hoover, Queen City Memories, taking great pride and joy in the Facebook site that has over 8,000 members reflecting on Cumberland's Past.
Nelson is survived by his wife of 27 years, Sharon Dye Lindeman; his children from his first marriage; and a half-sister, Selma Berry, Cumberland.
Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, (www.AdamsFamilyFuneralHome.com) on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m.
A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 11 a.m. with Chaplain Rodger Long officiating.
Interment will be in Maryland State Veterans Cemetery at Rocky Gap.
Military honors will be accorded at the cemetery by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 172 Color Guard. Allan Lewis will be playing Taps.
The family would like to thank Dawn Snyder and Associates at the Congestive Heart Failure Clinic for their tireless compassion and care over the last several years and to the Doctors and staff in the Emergency Room for their care, concern, and support.
Published on May 15, 2017
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