July 27, 1932—May 21, 2014
Age 81* Ocean City and Collingswood, NJ
Emil J. Nell, III, died May 21, 2014 peacefully at home in Ocean City, NJ. He was born in Camden, NJ to Emil and Agnes Nell. He graduated from Camden Catholic High School. He is predeceased by his sisters, Mary Ann Paoli, Claire Frank, Miriam Egan, as well as his beloved wife Marie (Bove), son Robert B. Nell, and wife, Betsy (Gallagher).
He is survived by daughter Maria Ibbeken (Steve), son Emil J. Nell IV (Heather) daughter Jeannine Henderson, daughters Elizabeth Nell and Katie Gabriel (Nick). He has seven beautiful grandchildren, Emil John V and Paul Nell, Karla and Leigh Ann Ibbeken, Samuel and Luke Henderson and Nathan Gabriel.
Emil retired as Captain from the Army/National Guard in 1992. He was a veteran of the Korean War. Emil was a successful, self-employed businessman who owned Nell’s Fine Furniture in Westmont, NJ for many years. He loved his family, Ocean City, playing the accordion and traveling to Disney World and Cancun, Mexico with his large, extended family.
Visitation will be held at St. John’s Catholic Church (Blessed Theresa of Calcutta) Collingswood,NJ on Friday, May 30, 2014 from 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Emil J. Nell,III, may be made to Guadalupe Family Services, 509 State St., Camden, NJ 08102.