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John Nesbitt Obituary, Sodus Point NY, Former Wayne County Court Judge Has Died

John Nesbitt Obituary, Death – John Nesbitt, a former Wayne County Court judge who left the position at the end of 2022, passed away. Nesbitt was discovered dead in his house on Thursday, according to Wayne County Coroner Keith Benjamin. There is no suspicion of foul play, and Benjamin is waiting to hear from Nesbitt’s family regarding the autopsy.

Nesbitt, a native of Palmyra, presided the county courts as judge from 2001 till 2022. Art Williams, his old legal partner, succeeded him. Nesbitt worked for many years as a municipal attorney for the village of Palmyra and other administrations. Henry Nesbitt, his late father, was a jurist and an attorney. He was chosen to serve on the Sodus Point Village Board last Tuesday.

Benjamin added that a son had visited his home after he had not heard from his father, and that “he was in the process of packing up and going on a trip to Florida.” Nesbitt loved the great outdoors, going so far as to climb mountains, and Benjamin claimed to have seen him riding his bike around Sodus Point. Nesbitt climbed numerous summits and went on mountain hikes with David Souter, a former justice of the US Supreme Court.

Nesbitt’s passing was announced to the locals in a statement delivered by Mayor Dave McDowell on Friday afternoon. He continued, “As many of you are well aware, yesterday was a very unexpected death for John Nesbitt, our recently elected trustee. We extend our deepest sympathies to his partner Dr. Louis Fish, his brothers Henry and Steve, his sister Ann, and his sons Mathew and Jason (Lynn Tseng).

About a year ago, John attended a small gathering of village residents following his retirement as our (Wayne County) Supreme Court justice after years of public service. It was then that I had my first face-to-face encounter with John and that his candidacy started to emerge. John really stood out to me for his considerate inquiries and dedication to helping others around him. Peace be with you, dear friend. Nesbitt’s post will be filled on an appointment basis, according to McDowell, who urged anyone interested to visit Village Hall to go over the duties of the role.

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