Leon, Nelson age 72 of Paterson at rest in Paterson on December 21, 2017. Beloved husband of Gloria B. Lopez of Paterson. Loving Father of Gloria Liliana Leon of Paterson and Diana Shelton of Rochelle Park. Caring grandfather of Jacob Shelton of Rochelle Park. Special uncle of Hernan Morales and Martha L. Tirado. Born in Circasia, Colombia he came to the United States in 1994 residing in Paterson. He was a maintenance worker for the Clinton Inn, Tenafly before retiring in 2010. Mr. Leon was a parishioner of St. Mary's R.C. Church, Paterson. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from the Festa Memorial Funeral Home, 111 Union Blvd, Totowa, on Saturday at 9:00 AM. Funeral Mass to follow at St. Mary's RC Church, Paterson at 9:30 AM. Cremation will be private. Friends may visit Friday 4:00 - 8:00 PM at the funeral home.