Nickolas Steven Nosbisch, 29, of Fuquay Varina, NC passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, Friday, June 8, 2018. Nick was a devoted husband, and compassionate son, brother, teacher, coach, and friend. He was well known for his relentless sense of humor, passion for teaching, and love for the sport of wrestling.
Nick was born June 9, 1988, in Fayetteville, NC, at Fort Bragg, the first son of Denise and Steve Nosbisch. He grew up in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Nick attended East Carolina University where he met his wife, Melissa, and earned a degree in history education. He was a history teacher at Holly Springs High School, as well as the head coach of the wrestling team and tennis team. Nick coached multiple state placers and one state champion and earned a statewide reputation as an outstanding coach and mentor.
Friends and family of Nick will remember his commitment to living a full life. His collection of experiences and funny stories rivaled his collection of action figures and comic books (of which there were plenty). He and his wife Melissa were avid travelers and made an annual trip to the NCAA Wrestling Championships. He loved spending time with his two dogs, Marcey and Mickey.
When you spoke with Nick, you felt like you had finally found someone who understood exactly what you were trying to say. A fiercely loyal friend, he made sacrifice after sacrifice without fail for those he loved. Knowing Nick meant never feeling alone.
He is survived by his wife, Melissa; his mother and father, Denise and Steve; his brothers, Jack and Max; and his grandparents, Don and Donna Huff and Betty Nosbisch.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Hope Community Church in Apex (2080 East Williams Street).
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:
Transitions Life Care (Hospice of Wake County) https://transitionslifecare.org/donate/
UNC Lineberger Cancer Center https://give.unc.edu/donate?p=LCGO
Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation https://cholangiocarcinoma.org/get-involved/donate...
Celebration of Life
Hope Community Church
Tuesday June 12th, 2018
2080 East Williams Street
Apex, NC 27539
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Thank you coach Noz for you did for my son Hunter Yost, and all the other wrestler, and kids at Holly Springs High. Your influence will will be felt for the rest of the kids lives. Thanks for being the kind and generous man you were.
Submitted by Amand Reynolds on Jun 11 2018 07:56:44 AM
Many prayers and hugs to this family! Nick’s legacy and impact is hard to even fathom, as it reaches so far and wide. Blessed to have known he and Melissa for a short time at ECU. May these words and all of our prayers provide some tiny bit of peace during a devastating time. Love, love, love to you all, Nosbisch family and friends. Nick didn’t give up! His inspiring strength, kindness, intelligence, love and warmth live on through all of this students, colleagues, athletes, coaches, professors, advisors - you name it. It’s like counting the sand on the beach... ❤️
Submitted by Martha Parker on Jun 10 2018 05:55:07 PM
Denise and Steve: I am so saddened and sorry for your loss. What an incredible young man you raised there! - Tamara
Submitted by Tamara Lynn Schake on Jun 10 2018 05:40:01 PM
Denise. I am sorry to read about the passing of your son Nick. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family today and always.
Submitted by Nancy Phillips Wolf on Jun 10 2018 12:46:54 PM
Coach Noz was frequently talked about in our home and always in a positive and humorous light. What a wonderful legacy to leave behind. Prayers for all.
Submitted by Shearers on Jun 9 2018 11:30:47 PM
“Mr Nosbisch” or “Coach Nos” was a name said frequently by our daughter, Allison and our son Michael. We knew he was a talented teacher when our kids eyes lit up when speaking about him. He was truly a “teacher’s teacher”, who earned the respect and love of his students by talking to them at their level, by making learning fun, and showing his human side. We pray for his peaceful passage where he is well again and hope that his wife and family find comfort in their memories of him. He was called back as God clearly needed him. With love and light, The Ptasinski’s
Submitted by Maureen and Dave Ptasinski on Jun 9 2018 10:45:30 PM
Steve & Family, My deepest condolences. I did not know your son, but I am an old friend who will always care for Steve. I am not surprised to learn that he was an exceptional person. Prayers from afar.
Lori O’Connor Spillane & Family
Submitted by Lori O’Connor Spillane on Jun 9 2018 07:56:38 PM
Coach Noz left a positive impact on everyone who came across his path - may each of you, especially Melissa and his family, find comfort in the many wonderful memories with him!
Submitted by The Baratta Family on Jun 9 2018 07:04:17 PM
Nick was truly a kind and charismatic person. He had wit and sarcasm like no other. My prayers are with his family and Melissa!
Submitted by Lauren McMahon on Jun 9 2018 03:50:46 PM
I'm Melissa's great aunt, her Granny's sister. I met Nick several times and adored him...felt he was a wonderful addition to our family. Am desperately sad for the loss of this awesome young man. May God give you all His great comfort and the assurance of Heaven.
Submitted by Edna Rose Thomas on Jun 9 2018 01:52:46 PM
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