A Mass of Christian burial for Nelson A. Taylor Sr., a retired steel worker who worked to improve Fells Point, will be offered at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church, Broadway and Bank Street in Fells Point.
Mr. Taylor, 82, died Wednesday of complications following lung cancer surgery at Deaton Hospital.
Originally from the Eastern Shore, Mr. Taylor moved to Fells Point 50 years ago and had taken an active role in his community.
Over the years, he had been vice president and treasurer of the Fells Point Improvement Association and president of the South Durham Improvement Association, and he had worked on establishing the Thames Street Park and the Lemko House for senior citizens. He also worked on opening the recreation center on Ann Street.