Jon O. Nesbit, 57, of Manchester, CT, passed away in the early morning of Saturday, May 21, 2022, surrounded by loved ones in his home. Born in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine on November 2, 1964, the son of Donald and Edwina Nesbit. His courageous two-and-a-half year battle with stage four brain cancer was an inspiration to all those around him, as his affability and optimism never faded for a second.
Jon is survived by his wife, Holly; children, TJ, Ryan, Kileen and Lindsay; grandson Connor; sister Leigh McClelland, brother-in-law Joel McClelland, niece and nephew Jaxson and Isabelle McClelland; mother-in-law Shirley Zwick; brother-in-law and best friend, Fred Zwick and his wife Shari; brother-in-law Walter Zwick, among countless others who loved Jon dearly.
Jon graduated from Rhode Island Trades Shops School in Providence, RI in 1983 and worked at Manchester’s Carter Chevrolet for over 25 years as the Body Shop Manager where he made lasting impacts on his coworkers and customers. Jon was an avid volunteer in Manchester youth sports for many years, coaching a multitude of his children’s sports teams. He enjoyed blues and rock music, fishing, watching the New York Yankees and Boston Celtics, riding his Harley, going to the beach, and most of all, enjoying these things with his family. Jon was the most selfless husband, father, uncle, brother, grandfather, son, and friend; he touched the lives of so many and will be missed by all.
A special thank you to Brian Malone and Christopher Tino, of Tino & Malone, for filling the last few years of Jon’s life with his favorite music, smiles, and laughter. Following “The Band” around New England was one of his favorite things to do.
Family and friends may call on the John F. Tierney Funeral Home, 219 W. Center Street, Manchester, on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, from 4 – 7 p.m. to honor the great life he led in the most “Jon-style” imaginable.
A burial service will take place at East Cemetery in Manchester, beginning at John F. Tierney Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 26, 2022.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the CT Brain Tumor Alliance in Jon’s honor.