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Burket-Truby Funeral Home of Oakmont

Nelson, Richard

Richard “Chip” Nelson II found his eternal peace on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at the age of 66. He was surrounded by his dedicated and cherished wife of 38 years, Sharon, his grateful children, Philip and Sarah, and loyal sister-in-law, Janice. Chip, also known by many as “The Panther”, was born on September 2, 1954 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Richard “Dick” Nelson I and Sally (Hicks) Nelson. He spent his collegiate years in State College, Pennsylvania, where he developed a lifelong love of Penn State Wrestling and Football. Chip went on to receive his law degree with the highest honors from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1979. He practiced law in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for 42 years with 39 of those years at Cohen & Grigsby Law Firm where he held the role of President and CEO. His well-deserved professional success only increased over time as he was listed in The Best Lawyers in America for over ten consecutive years, he was selected for membership in the Allegheny County Academy of Trial Lawyers, and was selected by his peers as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer numerous times for his professional contributions to the practice of law. After a brief courtship he married the love of his life, Sharon Ann McNulty, on July 31, 1982. They raised a son and daughter, Philip and Sarah, in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. In his prime, Chip was a scratch golfer and President of Longue Vue Club, where he met many lifelong friends. He had many eclectic interests including, fine wine, collecting rare stamps and coins, gardening, and horse racing. You could also catch him dancing to the iconic melodies of Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, Bob Marley and The Rolling Stones. Chip was preceded in death by his father, Dick, and his mother, Sally. He held many prestigious titles over time but none he was prouder of than his titles of husband, father and “Pappy”. His legacy is survived by his loving wife Sharon (McNulty) Nelson, son Philip Nelson (Traci), daughter Sarah Nelson Fahrenkopf (Matthew), and his lucky grandchildren Richie, Maggie, Heidi and Greta. He is also survived by his sister Shelley Hanisch (Mark), brothers Scot and Mark Nelson. There will be a private family inurnment on Sunday, October 4. In lieu of flowers, Chip would want you to take your loved ones out to a nice dinner and order his favorite drink. Kettle One on the rocks with a splash of Rose’s Lime Juice. Charitable contributions in honor of Chip can be made to The Franklin C. Snyder / Longue Vue Club Employee Scholarship Fund C/O Ken Pizzica at Longue Vue Club: 400 Longue Vue Drive, Verona, PA 15147. Arrangements entrusted to BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. Oakmont