John Anthony Nielsen, 55, of Rock Hill, passed away on Wednesday January 16, 2019.
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John was born on July 8, 1963 in Brooklyn, NY to the late Harry Albert and Joyce Viviano Nielsen. John was an alumnus of the University of South Carolina and graduate of Winthrop University. John was a passionate writer and enjoyed his position as a former sports journalist for The Herald. He was a smart quick-witted soul, who always enjoyed a good laugh and loved music, sports, technology and writing.
Those left to cherish his memory include his siblings, Robert A. Nielsen and wife, Megan of McMurry, PA, Nancy E. Nielsen and Lori Nielsen, both of Rock Hill. Also surviving are his nephews, Christian and Evan Nielsen, and extended family member Dr. Robert “Dub” Heslop.
A memorial gathering will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 128 S Tryon St. #1588, Charlotte, NC 28202 or The Chrysalis Autism Center, 1547 Cherry Rd. Rock Hill, SC, 29732.