PAINTED POST - Hon. Jesse R. Bishop, 48 of 3885 Meads Creek Road, Painted Post, N.Y., passed away Friday (July 12th, 2013) in the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Penn.
Per his wishes, there will be no formal funeral services.
The family wishes memorials in his name be sent to: Miami Project to Cure Paralysis website: miamiproject.miami.edu/page.apx?pid=459, also, check donations may be made to First Heritage Credit Union in the name of Astrid and Greta Bishop, 110 Village Square, Suite 101, Painted Post, NY 14870.
Born in Penn Yan, N.Y., he was the son of Jack and the late Donna (Reeder) Bishop. Jesse married Nadine Olshefski December 30, 2002, she survives him. He was a disabilities advocate, employed by Disability Advocates Of New York, in Albany. Jesse's life work was being an advocate for individuals with disabilities. He enjoyed airplanes, politics, baseball, football and bad sci-fi movies. Jesse was a past Judge in the village of Dundee.
Surviving are his wife Nadine (Olshefski) Bishop; his children, Astrid and Greta Bishop at home; sister, Beth (Steve) Taylor of Dundee, N.Y.; one brother, Ralph (Susan) Bishop of New Burn, N.C.; step mother, Donna Gibson of Dundee, N.Y.; nieces and nephews, Jesse and Sarah Bishop, Jackquelyn Woodard, and Olivia Taylor; aunts and uncles, Ernie and Judy Bishop of Phelps, N.Y.; Carol Sulewski of Geneva, N.Y.; cousins, Celia and Samuel Bishop; and very close friends, Craig Nelson, Melanie and Hannah Hillman; mother and father-in-law Cheryl and Tony Olshefski of Endicott, N.Y.
Condolences may be sent to the family and a candle lit at www.phillips funeralhome.com.