John T. Nesterowicz, a former parole officer, died Saturday at his Angola home after a long illness. He was 78.
A Buffalo native, he lived most of his life in Angola. He had a bachelor's degree in political science from Cornell University.
Mr. Nesterowicz served in the Army shortly after the end of World War II.
He worked as a senior parole officer for the state for 30 years, retiring in 1990.
He was a member of the Polish Arts Club of Buffalo, Chopin Singing Society, Jamestown Musical Association and Evans Township Post 5798, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
A jazz musician, he played in numerous bands.
His wife, Rose M. Ramos Nesterowicz, died in 1991.
Survivors include his companion, Jo Holland of Angola; three daughters, Catherine Caffery of Angola, Linda Bibiloni of New York City, and Nancy of Doylestown, Ohio; a son, John F. of Saugus, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Anthony's Catholic Church, 421 Commercial St., Farnham. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Angola.