Martin E. (Gene) Nelson, 88, of N. Warren, Pa. and formerly of Pittsfield, Pa., died Thursday morning, August 7, 2014 at 12:15 a.m. due to complications from cancer. Gene was born January 11, 1926 to the late Clarence William and Arlie Belle Johnson Nelson. He was born on Nelson Hill, Freehold Twp., where he continued to reside until recently, he moved to Warren, PA. He had served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1952, where he obtained the rank of Sergeant. He was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. He worked for Warren Rural Electric Corporation for 42 years retiring in 1988. Gene was a long standing member of Berea Lutheran Church, where he was very active. After moving to Warren he attended First Lutheran Church. He very much enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, bicycling, hiking and camping, all of which he especially loved sharing with his family. He still bowled with the Sunshiners and golfed at Maplehurst with the Senior Golf League.