O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

John Nuthall

Mr. John W. Nuthall, age 57, of Route 242 E., Ellicottville, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 30, 2010.

Born on February 27, 1953, in Buffalo, NY, he was the son of the late George and Margaret Brady Nuthall. He was married on July 11, 1981, in New City, NY, to the former Lynne Murray, who survives.

Mr. Nuthall was a graduate of SUNY Geneseo, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Education, and did his Masters studies at SUNY Albany.

He was employed with the West Valley School District for over 30 years, where he taught high school English, Global Studies, American History, and JCC English. He devoted time to his students in a variety of activities throughout his career, including supervising the morning announcements, coaching bowling, directing plays, and most recently as the student council adviser.

Mr. Nuthall was a loving husband and father. He was a licensed civilian pilot, and a member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. He was also a member of the Olean Theatre Workshop for over 15 years performing in numerous plays, the National Rifle Association, and a social member of the American Legion in Ellicottville, NY. He was a former member of the Ellicottville Sportsman's Club. He was an avid bowler and Boston Red Sox fan.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son John P. Nuthall of Brooklyn, NY, and his twins, Anne Nuthall of Cleveland, MS. and Timothy L. Nuthall of Utica, NY; two brothers, Thomas (JoAnn) Nuthall of Titusville, FL, and George Nuthall of Elmira, NY; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY, on Thursday, December 2, from 7-9 p.m., and Friday, December 3, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Parish in Ellicottville, NY, with Reverend Ronald Mierzwa, pastor, officiating.

Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Ellicottville, NY.

The family suggests memorials to the Jack Nuthall Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o West Valley Central School, 5359 School Street, West Valley, NY 14171.

E-condolences can be sent to john@orourke-orourke.com.