Nester G. Kelley Obituary

Nester G.   Kelley
Nester G. Kelley

March 6, 1936 - November 19, 2019
Born in Bronx, New York
Resided in Bridgewater, New Jersey



Nester G. Kelley

83, died November 19, 2019

Nester was born in Bronx, New York and formerly of Warren and North Plainfield before moving to Bridgewater in 1965. He was a 1953 graduate of North Plainfield High School and a 1959 graduate of Van Emburgh School of Art in Plainfield. Nester then continued his education for one year at Newark School of Fine, Industrial Arts in 1960. He was first employed by Art Color Printing Company as head proofreader and paste-up man in the new process department. Then Nester worked for Ciba Pharmaceutical Company in Summit as a proofreader and Editorial researcher in the advertising department. In 1968, Nester was employed by publishing house as Foreman of Composing Room for numerous papers, retiring in 2001. In his spare time, Nester enjoyed golfing, painting, boxing, walking, gardening, cooking, and was an avid NY Giants football fan. Nester will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years Lenora, sons Kevin and partner Sandra Martins and Glenn and wife Mary, daughter Melanie Lenahan and husband Michael, sister Lorraine McGovern and husband James, and five grandchildren Catherine, Alison, Elaine, Eveline, and Lilian.

Visitation will be 2-4 Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, 111 N. Gaston Ave, Somerville.

Donations can be made to Steeplechase Cancer Center, 30 Rehill Ave Somerville, NJ 08876 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To send condolences, visit




Bruce C. Van Arsdale Funeral Home
111 North Gaston Avenue
Somerville, NJ US 08876
Sunday, November 24, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


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