Nelson D. Passwaters

  • Born: August 9, 1943
  • Died: July 19, 2021
  • Location: Pendleton, South Carolina

Duckett-Robinson Funeral Home & Crematory

108 Cross Creek Road
Central, SC 29630
Tel. (864) 639-2411

Tribute & Message From The Family

Nelson Dennis Passwaters, 77, passed away Monday, July 19, 2021 at his home in Pendleton, SC.

Nelson was born in Georgetown, Delaware, a son of the late George Washington and Doris King Passwaters. He was a retired employee of the State of Delaware and following his retirement moved to Florida and worked for many years as a land surveyor. He loved woodworking, furniture refinishing and gardening. He was a Vietnam Era Army veteran.

Surviving are his son, Kevin (Sonia) Passwaters of Clemson; daughters, Denise Warren of Pendleton, SC and Donna Dipollina of New London, CT; brothers, Charles Passwaters of Okeechobee, FL, George "Beetle" Passwaters of Georgetown, DE, Donald Passwaters of Seaford, DE and Bobby Passwaters of Lincoln, DE; sisters, Cherie Passwaters of Trappe, MD, Sissy Keene of Trappe, MD and Kathy Prentice of Wilmington, DE; daughter-in-law, Mary Passwaters of Central; 7 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; and his former wife and his partner, Ginny Verosko of the home.

A private family gathering and service will take place at a later date in Delaware.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

I am ever so saddened by this news of the loss of Dennis. My heart goes out to his family and friends. I loved this man with all of my being. They just don't make them like him any more. We worked together at Tomoka Engineering in Daytona Beach, Florida for several years. We were a TEAM. He was such a gentle, loving man with a heart of gold. We had each others' backs for whatever came our way. He was the calm and I was the storm. If a client was upset for any reason, he could solve any problem they might have with his ability to calm the situation. When we took up a collection and ran short, him and I would equally match whatever the difference was that we needed. He was such a dedicated hard worker and worked many long hours. It was never the same after he retired. I will miss him forever. Rest in peace my friend, you worked hard while here on earth.

Posted by Kathy Jewell - New Smyrna Beach, FL - Coworker   December 05, 2021

So sorry to hear of the loss of Dennis. I remember him as a quiet person and Charles as the one that liked to kid around and make you laugh. I have fond memories of these two brothers as we grew up being the same age and shared an Aunt and Uncle (Buddy & Eleanor Johnson) Our hearts go out to the Passwater family members. April Woodard & JoAnn Jefferson (The Stanley sisters)

Posted by April Woodard - Lewes, DE - Classmate   July 24, 2021

I use to drive Dennis around in his car because he was not 16 yet and could not get his drivers license. I drove him to Rehoboth, Milton, and other trips. Sometimes a whole car load of his friends. Sometimes we got into a race with another car. We had a lot of fun together. He was a very kind guy and never talked bad about anyone. He would always pick up a hitch hiker. One night his car broke down and we walked from Milton to almost Georgetown before we finally got a ride. He was a true friend and will be missed by all. Sorry for your loss.

Posted by Gene Short - Las Cruces, NM - Friend   July 23, 2021

So sorry to lose an old high school colleague.
Wilmer Hunter

Posted by Wilmer Hunter - Wilmington, DE - Classmate   July 23, 2021

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