Jahmal N. Nelson, 41, of Amherst, a former mainainer for Grounds Management, died Dec. 26 of complications due to a long-term illness.
Born in Garberville, Calif., he was educated in local schools and lived most of his life in the Amherst area.
He joined the staff as a temporary hire in 2005 and worked several stints until gaining a permanent appointment in 2007. He left campus service in July 2012.
He leaves his parents, Donald and Suzanne, and his brothers, Paul Nelson and T.J. Nelson, all of Cambria, Calif., his sister, Alanna Nelson of Baltimore, and several cousins.