Harold served with the U.S. Navy Reserve, and retired in 1998 from the Elyria City Schools as Head Electrician. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, great grandchildren, and working on electric projects.
Survivors include two daughters, Linda Morrison (Will) of Elyria, Christine Franklin (fiance James Savage of Maryland; son, Lee Nell of Elyria; three grandchildren, Jennifer Colbert, Janet Grimm, D.J. Franklin; and five great grandchildren.
Harold was preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, France J. "Fran" (nee Wissinger); his parents, Floyd and Kathyrin (nee Holla) Nell; and a sister, Garnett Daug.
Family will receive friends 1 to 4 P.M., Sunday, July 7, 2013 at The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria, (440) 322-4626 where funeral services will be at 10 A.M., Monday, July 8, 2013. Burial will be at Brookdale Cemetery in Elyria.
The family suggests memorial contributions in Harold's memory to the charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences to the family can be expressed at www.laubenthalmercado.com