July 2, 2013
George Richard (Dick) Nelson, of North Bend, passed away Sunday, June 30, 2013. He was 90 years of age.
Mr. Nelson was born May 24, 1923, in Portland, Maine, the son of Charles and Harriett Nelson. He was raised in Portland, Maine, and graduated from Portland High School. He also attended the University of Maine, where he received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemistry. He worked for Eastman Kodak, Dennison and Weyerhauser. In 1973, he moved to the Seattle area and continued his work with Weyerhauser.
Mr. Nelson was a 60-year member of the American Chemical Society. He is most noted for the numerous pulp and paper patents that he developed.