September 9, 2016
ROCHESTER, NY – Assemblyman Bill Nojay has died.
Congressman Tom Reed issued the following statement:
We are deeply saddened by the passing of New York State Assemblyman Bill Nojay. He was our friend. We will remember him for his dedication and commitment to public service and our community. Bill was a commendable leader. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Debra, and his three children. He will be deeply missed.
State Senator Cathy Young:
“It is very tragic and sad to hear the news of Assemblyman Bill Nojay’s passing. It is difficult to imagine the grief his family and friends are experiencing, and our deepest condolences go out to them,” said Senator Catharine Young.
State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie:
I cannot express how saddened we are to learn about the passing of Assemblymember Bill Nojay. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bill’s wife and children.
State Senator Tom O’Mara:
“I am truly saddened to hear this terrible news of Bill’s passing. Our
thoughts and prayers will remain with Bill’s wife, Debra, and his
children. Bill was a dedicated, forceful and fully committed public
servant, and he will be missed.”
Assemblyman Phil Palmesano:
“I am deeply saddened by the tragic news that Assemblyman Bill Nojay has died. He was a good friend and colleague. Bill was a strong voice for the interests of upstate and a dedicated advocate for those he served in the New York State Assembly. He will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, especially his wife Debra and their three children, at this very difficult time.”
Hornell GOP Leader John Buckley:
“I am heartbroken over the news of Bill Nojay’s passing. My deepest condolences go out to his wife and children. Bill was more than just an assemblyman, he was a friend and mentor who always had the best interest of his constituents at heart.”