WINTHROP - Robert A. Nelson, 95, of Main Street in Winthrop and formerly of Harrington Park, N.J., died early Friday morning, Feb. 27, 2004, at MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta. \r\r\n\r\r\nHe was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on April 7, 1908, the son of Herman and Hannah (Carlson) Nelson. \r\r\n\r\r\nHe attended New York University night classes and received his business finance degree. He worked in New York from 1925 to 1943 as an accountant for English China Clays Imports of Fowey, England. Robert served in the Army during World War II, and received an honorary discharge on Sept. 28, 1945. \r\r\n\r\r\nIn January 1946, Robert, together with his twin brother and others, purchased 66 acres of property on Lovejoy Pond in North Wayne. In March the same year, Robert moved from New Jersey to Maine to become general manager of Tall Timbers. Over the years, he was joined by his brother Harold Nelson, nephew Kenneth M. Nelson and foster son Gordon Rutherford. In addition to the four original camps, Robert built three new camps -- which became the Tall Timbers operation -- and added a general quarters building and a warehouse that also served as a camp. He also operated Robert A. Nelson Home Improvement Co., building three private camps on Lovejoy Pond. Robert worked as the director of the meals program at the YMCA in Augusta for many years; and he also worked for 12 years at Kents Hill School, renovating the original school, known as the 1812 House. \r\r\n\r\r\nRobert was predeceased by three brothers, N. Harold, Carl, and twin brother Fred Nelson. He is survived by a foster son, Gordon Rutherford of Augusta; and a nephew, Kenneth M. Nelson of Westbrook. \r\r\n\r\r\nA funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, at Harrington Park Community Church, Harrington Park, N.J. Burial will follow in the family lot in Westwood Cemetery, Westwood, N.J. \r\r\n\r\r\nLocal arrangements are in the care of Roberts Funeral Home, 62 Bowdoin St., Winthrop 04364.