Robert Nellis

Robert B. Nellis

Monday, April 15th, 1929 - Sunday, January 24th, 2021
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Robert B. Nellis, 91, of Bellefonte, passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2021, at Mt. Nittany Medical Center in State College. Born on April 15, 1929 in Emporium, PA, he was the son of the late Walter and Clara (Sapp) Nellis.

On May 12, 1951 he married his beloved wife, Dolores Martin Nellis, who survives him. They met in Junior High School and shared 69 years of marriage together.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three daughters: Susan Jackson of Bellefonte, Beth Shutika of Bellefonte and Amy Nellis, partner David Litke, of Bellefonte. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Lauren Fisher, husband Paul Fisher, of Howard, and Ethan Shutika, wife Jessica Shutika, of Yeagertown. He has one great grandson, Waylon Fisher.

Robert was a graduate of Bellefonte Area High School. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked as a Building and Code Inspector for the Centre County Government.

He loved to make stained glass windows. His work is in many homes and some businesses for people to enjoy for years to come. Robert stayed busy and enjoyed making many things including, quilts, whistles, jewelry, furniture, especially bookshelves, and even small animals from the pit of a peach! He was very proud of the items that he made and loved giving them to different people.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

Robert was a kind, sweet, and loving man. He loved his family more than anything. He lived life to the fullest and was well loved by all who knew him.

Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc. in Bellefonte.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte at 203 N. Spring Street, Bellefonte, PA 16823.
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    Private at the convenience of the family
    206 N. Spring Street
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Mark Shuey

Posted at 04:17pm
To the family,
We have known both for many years and don't know of another couple any closer than they were through many years of married life. We have many fond memories of them. We like many people will greatly miss them both.
God Bless,
Mark & Janet Shuey

Jean Ross

Posted at 02:42pm
Susan, Beth and Amy - your father was a wonderful man. I enjoyed working with/for him when he was a Code Inspector for COG. He and your mother will be missed not only by your three but by everyone that knew them. I loved and respected them both.
God Bless you all. Jeanie (Ford) Ross.

Nancy Noll

Posted at 04:27pm
I first met "Mr Nellis" over 40 years ago when I purchased two pink flamingos from him. I believe he lived on Buffalo Run Road then. Meet Bob once and he knows you forever. He always greeted me with a hug whether at a flea market, a Tallyrand concert or M&M Copy Services. I was priveledged to know his wife and daughters who also have his warm personality.
So long "Bob" until we meet again.
Nancy Noll

Chris Mulfinger

Posted at 02:10pm
Dolores and family
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincere sympathy

Sandy Houser

Posted at 05:49pm
Shared many a good time with Bob and Doe are families were very good friends, he was a very kind and generous man. Blessings to his family. Sandy Houser daughter if Paul and Pat Gentzel.

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