James C. “Jim” Nosky

Hornell, NY / Canisteo, NY

James C. “Jim” Nosky – formerly of 2 Seventh St., Canisteo, died Saturday morning (May 11, 2024) at Elderwood at Hornell Nursing Facility where he had resided for the past 7 months.

Born in Buffalo, NY he was the son of Edward & Bernice (Connolly) Nosky.

Jim grew up in Cheektowaga and was a graduate of the Seminary of the Little Flower & St. Joseph (class of 1953). He received his Bachelor’s Degree in English from Canisius College and later received his Master’s Degree in Education with an emphasis on English from Alfred University.

For 32 years, Jim served as an English teacher at Jasper Central School, retiring in 1991. He was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ann’s Church.

Jim was married on August 13, 1959 to the former Josephine Nasca who died November 1, 2018. He was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Donald Nosky and Leslie McMullen; 3 sisters, Dolores Ulrich, Jeanne Joachimi and Bernice Kelly; his son, Robert Conlan.

Surviving are his son, Dominic Conlan; his brother, Robert (Carol) Nosky of Oswego; his brother-in-law, Robert Kelly of Kenmore; many nieces & nephews.

At Jim’s request there will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10:00 AM at St. Ann’s Church. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

Jim’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to Shriners Hospital for Children, Office of Development, 2900 North Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607 or to Canisius College, 2001 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14208-1517.

To leave an online condolence or print a memorial form, visit www.dagonfuneralhome.com.

12 Responses to “James C. “Jim” Nosky”

  1. MICHELE C PEACE says:

    This so sad to hear! He was such a sweet person! He will be missed!

  2. Robert Kimball says:

    A great friend and a greater man. So many memorable times. Rest in Peace!

  3. Solè Powers says:

    Jim was a wonderful man who helped influence my life a lot he was like another grandfather to me and losing him has hurt but I’m glad he’s back with Jo again I love you Jim

  4. Marion Weaver says:

    Jim was an excellent English teacher who cared deeply about his students. He was also very supportive of his colleagues. I’ll never forget some of his life stories, including working in the summer on the railroad. Nor will I forget what a wise and humble person he was.

    My deepest condolences to his family.
    Marion Weaver

  5. Stanley Swan says:

    Mr. Nosky was a wonderful and dedicated teacher…he wanted all of his
    students to do well and to be successful once graduating. He believed in
    strict discipline and wanted all his students to be the best they could be.
    We were all blessed to have him involved in our lives. Thank you Mr. Nosky.

  6. Susanne Brown says:

    Jim was a highly respected man as a teacher and how he lived his life. He was a man of good character with a loving relationship towards his wife and family.

  7. Gary Swan says:

    Mr. Nosky was so special to so many for so many reasons. He was an extraordinary teacher of English who also invested in the lives of his students by providing quiet guidance to help us meet challenges and earn achievements. During rides with him in the countryside whenever I returned to the region, he would share memories of his classroom and students. It was always about us and not him. God Bless and thank you, Mr. Nosky, we know your time there with Jo will be special.

  8. Stephen Dennis says:

    Mr. Nosky taught us to value ourselves and others. He challenged each student to find their best and to be their best. He was a remarkable teacher in and out of the classroom.

    Thank you Mr. Nosky.

  9. Ed Rivers says:

    Mr. Nosky bought my childhood home in Canisteo. In 2019 I brought my daughters back to the house so they could see where their dad grew up. Mr. Nosky was so nice that he have my daughters a full guided tour of the house. I will never forget how kind he was to us and I really appreciated being able to share this experience with my girls. Thank you so much and rest in peace Mr. Nosky.

  10. Greg Brewer says:

    So sad to hear of Mr. Nosky passing. He was one of my favorite teachers. Not just in school, but lessons good for life. I was always one of the “quiet” kids that would do what was required, but doubted everything I did. He made me own my work and put pride in it, even without needing to say anything.to this day I can recite the Gettysburg address from beginning to end. As well as being able to speak in public, after having to give that speech for the towns Memorial Day celebration.Perhaps it is fitting that he passed this close to that holiday. REST IN PEACE Mr. Nosky, you will be missed and remembered forever by those you touched along the way. Thank you for everything. 👃👃👃

  11. Cathy Brownell Bishop says:

    The day I heard of Mr. Nosky’s passing, I cried like a baby. He was the kindest, most gentle and caring person. I know when we moved away to Conn., I wrote him a long letter about how unhappy I was. He answered quickly and gave me so many words of encouragement, and let me know I could contact him anytime for anything. Men like him don’t come along often. I cherish what time I had in his classroom and at class reunions. RIP sweet man.

  12. Belinda Coleman says:

    So sorry to have just learned of this. Thank you, Jim, for loving and taking care of my cousin, Jojo. You were one of my Dad’s true friends who always showed compassion after his stroke. I will always remember your many visits with him. God Bless You!

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