James Dominic Nesci

James Dominic Nesci

August 10, 1919 – September 20, 2020


Preceded in death by wife, Janice.  Survived by daughters: Jeri McDonnell (Tim), Julie Sherman (Rory), Joan Peterson (Todd), and Jean Nesci-Dean; sons, James Nesci (Carla) and John Nesci (Norma); 34 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren.

VISITATION observing CDC Guidelines: Tuesday, September 22nd from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Wednesday, September 23rd at 10:30am at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 11802 Pacific St.  Interment with military honors by Millard American Legion Post 374 and VFW Post 8334, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  As an expression of sympathy, memorials contributions may be sent to Project Pink’d, Inc., 4089 So. 84th St. #108 Omaha, NE 68127 or online at projectpinkd.org.

To view live broadcasts of the Vigil and Graveside Services, go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Service” button on the home page.  To view a live broadcast of the Funeral Mass, go to www.stroberts.com.







  • Emily R Shierk Posted September 22, 2020 3:22 pm

    My condolences on the loss of your dad. He was certainly a remarkable person. And what an achievement to live to be 101 years old.

    • Mia Posted November 10, 2020 2:09 pm

      He died 11 days after my 12th Birth Day…I hope he is in a better and restful position and I hope the family is ok too RIP❤🙏

      • Ruth Posted November 16, 2020 12:23 pm

        He died 6 days after my 13th birthday:(

      • Jorge Posted November 19, 2020 9:20 pm

        He died 10 days after my birth day condolences to his family i found himmin yt recommended and found out he died

      • Your Mom Posted January 31, 2021 2:58 pm


    • Brodie Posted January 4, 2021 11:04 am

      RIP a good and funny man that gave us all a good laugh, my condolences go to the family of this man. May your soul rest in heaven. 🙏❤️

    • Asaduzzaman Abir Posted March 4, 2021 1:18 am

      I’m from Bangladesh. Thank you for making me smile.

      • Guy Posted May 20, 2021 1:10 pm

        Nobody asked… I hope his children and grand children are living a well life

    • Anonymous Posted May 21, 2021 11:05 pm

      “I am not 98 years old. Holy fu**” is the quote I remember him by. Forever.

      • Paul Weiss Posted January 30, 2022 10:22 am

        Remember what he did with the Dog S***? Condolences to the family. I only knew him from YouTube but he seemed like a wonderful man. He had a great sense of humor.

  • Petra Schmidt Posted September 22, 2020 4:30 pm

    My deepest sympathies to Jean and family , now you have 2 angels watching over you. I still think fondly of Janice! May the memories of your parents sooth the pain of your sorrow!

  • Lindsay Ludden Posted September 23, 2020 9:04 am

    Such an amazing and dearly loved man. He made every one’s day happier. We were so blessed to know him! Deepest sympathy to the family.

  • John Wees Posted September 23, 2020 11:22 am

    Jim gave me a job at Nesci Oil back in the 1970’s and always treated me and his other employees fairly. He was a good man. I am sorry for your loss.

  • Francisco Posted November 8, 2020 8:58 pm

    101 years old! Who could reach that age with such lucidity! James was a young man in the body of an old man. He finally rests in peace, after 101 years! Deserved rest. God bless him.

  • Bawro Shaiq Posted November 9, 2020 3:10 am

    A beautiful soul, I loved watching his videos, he will be missed.
    Rest In Peace.

  • Asean boy Posted November 9, 2020 7:52 am

    Im really sorry for his family
    RIP Mr. nesci
    Old man with young soul.
    Peace from Indonesia

    • Leonie Posted November 13, 2020 9:30 pm

      Vale James ♥️ Not a cause for sorrow, …. your passing. A cause for joy and celebration that you lived a good and honourable life. Let’s be full of joy, that you lived.

  • Dave Posted November 9, 2020 9:34 am

    My condolences!

    You had an amazing dad who cheers with joy late in his life! Something remarkable! God bless you.

    Rest In Peace.

  • Akshat Shraff Posted November 9, 2020 11:36 am

    RIP Sir

  • Jennifer Duff Posted November 9, 2020 11:50 am

    You must miss James so much. I did not know him, but I think every person who watches his YouTube videos wishes they had. I must have watched fifty times the video of him guessing his age. I also sent it to countless people who laughed and laughed and laughed. He has brought joy to many during very uncertain times. Bless him, and bless you for sharing this wonderful man with the world. Lots of love…

  • Nelly C Posted November 9, 2020 12:12 pm

    A young soul gone too soon. Rest in paradise.

  • Daniel Dugan Posted November 9, 2020 12:46 pm

    Came here after seeing the videos of him on YouTube. Thank you for your service site and may God bless your many loved ones. Rest well

  • Mohammad Connor Posted November 9, 2020 10:44 pm

    My deepest of condolences man, I know it is hard to lose a father and my prayers go out to your family, may he rest easy and in peace now inshallah.

  • Russell Latimer Posted November 9, 2020 10:52 pm

    You were an amazing person. You’ve made millions of people laugh, and millions of days to be gone from sorrow and then flooded with joyfulness. Thank you for what you’ve done and those you’ve helped and made laugh. I may only be 14 and not know you in person but just from a single video, or better yet, a single memory I could tell you were an amazing person, and like many others have said a “young soul in an old body”. I truly look up to you for this and all the empty voided days of those who are stuck in sorrow and despair that you have turned joyful.

    Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace and stay gracefully in heaven. My prayers to your family and friends.

  • Russell Latimer Posted November 9, 2020 10:55 pm

    May you rest in peace, and my prayers to your family and friends.

  • prasad Posted November 10, 2020 12:40 am

    rest in peace ❤️

  • Ricardo Leigh Posted November 10, 2020 1:53 am

    Thank you for sharing videos. What a lovely soul.
    To his wonderful spirit.

  • Abhishek Gowda Posted November 10, 2020 2:26 am

    My condolences to all the family. I pray for him to rest in peace. Thanks for the joy you have given through your videos.

  • Antonio Posted November 10, 2020 2:28 am

    Came here from the youtube videos. He was and still is a legend. God bless him and your family.

  • Connor Posted November 10, 2020 4:18 am

    My condolences all they way from New Zealand, I just saw his “guessing age” YouTube video and I’m truly sorry for your loss but so happy to see that he made it to 101! I wish to live as long and as happy as this man. I also hope that you always carry his amazing personality in your heart, because I know I’ll do the same. Stay young up there in paradise you amazing human! ❤️

  • Faisal Yousuf Osman Posted November 10, 2020 6:39 am

    I didn’t know him personally but from the YouTube Videos he seemed like a Very cool dude especially for someone more than a century old. My God rest his soul.

  • Ronaldson Bellande Posted November 10, 2020 7:26 am

    I did not know him but I love how full of life he was, I love his personality. I love how cool he was, thanks so much for sharing your story, and hope your family is taking it well.

  • jeremy spivey Posted November 10, 2020 9:50 am

    He was such a funny man and his videos never failed to bring a smile RIP

  • Shuchismita Mukherjee Posted November 10, 2020 11:05 am

    My condolences to you and to your family.

    R.I.P Sir

  • Gregor Kocka Posted November 10, 2020 11:41 am

    Even tho I know you through one YouTube video, I will miss you. RIP Mr.Nesci

  • Steve Jones Posted November 10, 2020 12:38 pm

    I sent his video on YouTube to all my family and they laughed so hard, such a lovely soul, I’m sure he will be sadly missed, sorry for your loss, Steve from the UK x

  • Denis Kirin Posted November 10, 2020 3:27 pm

    rest in peace ❤️
    happiness and good luck to your family.
    best wishes from Russia

  • Philip Danzinger Posted November 10, 2020 4:15 pm

    My condolences to the family and loved ones.
    Although I didn’t know him personally, he made me laugh more than a couple times and I appreciate that more than you might think.
    R.I.P. good Sir.
    Phil from Austria

  • AKLOL Posted November 10, 2020 4:32 pm

    Thanks for sharing your laughter with your family to the internet. I’m glad James lived so long to share his character with the world. Bless yall.

  • Lyan Darboys Posted November 10, 2020 7:06 pm

    My condolences for your loss. He was such a good a person. Rest In Peace, Mr Nesci.

  • Kate Posted November 10, 2020 9:14 pm

    My condolences. He was a funny and lively man. May God rest his soul.

  • Rest in peace sweet man😇🙌🙏 Posted November 10, 2020 10:08 pm

    LOVED HIS LAUGH 🙏 I pray that I’m as Young at heart like James🥰😇❣

  • Willy Wilson Posted November 10, 2020 10:44 pm

    Love and best wishes to James family & friends…his remarkable joy for life reached the very furthest corners of this planet and made us all smile

    Kia Kaha from Aotearoa/New Zealand

  • Cesar Abeid Posted November 11, 2020 5:40 am

    James, you made me laugh and inspired to make me want to be like you when I’m older. I pray for the repose of your soul. From Canada.

  • Niladri Karmakar Posted November 11, 2020 6:55 am

    I am very much shocked when I saw the news
    It really felt bad
    And also I liked your video “time flies”, yes time flies much faster than we realise
    RIP Sir

  • Diane O’Reilly Posted November 11, 2020 8:28 am

    Ar Dheis De go raibh a Anam. His video on YouTube made me smile. Such wonderful irreverence and good humour. May he rest soundly.

  • Marshall Joiner Posted November 11, 2020 9:04 am

    Rest In Peace

  • Theresa Posted November 11, 2020 9:15 am

    Thank you for your service sir. Best wishes to his family.

  • Majiri Otobo Igboegwu Posted November 11, 2020 9:17 am

    My condolences from Nigeria,

    It’s lovely to see someone who is lucky to have lived so long to also be so young at heart, May he live on in his families memories and thank you did sharing glimpses into his fun personality.

  • Dipp Posted November 11, 2020 9:20 am

    No matter the age, This young soul will find another home.
    May there be another fortunateness day for you.

  • Kim Posted November 11, 2020 9:23 am

    May you rest in heaven and your family live as long as you Sir.

    Kim, Minsuek
    From South Korea

  • Mahdi Zerrout Posted November 11, 2020 9:24 am

    James, thank you for making me smile!
    I just saw your video of you not knowing your age and you made me laugh and cry because i miss my dad!
    Im gonna pray for you❤️ Love you and thanks for making me smile after these hard times

  • marcus Posted November 11, 2020 10:59 am

    Mate you’re a bloody legend! Respect to you who cheered me up when i was having a mental break down. May luck be with you. Rip.

  • Raffi Posted November 11, 2020 11:18 am

    RIP Sir, Old man with young soul.
    My condolences.

  • Taran Posted November 11, 2020 3:25 pm

    My condolences. It’s always heart wrenching to see a person from the best generation depart, thanks for cheering me up when I needed it. Just like a lot of other people said, ‘You were a young soul that left too early.’ Thanks for making everyone’s day brighter. You will never be forgotten and you will always live on in our memories. RIP grandpa, fly high ❤

  • Jordan P Brown Posted November 11, 2020 3:49 pm

    Rest in peace to a true gentleman and inspiration to the world. I feel truly blessed to have discovered the human presence of this man and utterly inspired by his life. May his light shine through the darkness into the lives of many. Resting where no shadows fall.

  • Jorge Jimenez Posted November 11, 2020 5:18 pm

    What a wonderful man he was. He reminded me of my own grandfather. May god rest his soul.

  • Anonymous Posted November 11, 2020 5:59 pm

    Just found the two videos of him today (November 11, 2020). He looked like an amazing person, and I’m so sorry for your loss. The YouTube algorithm is truly a strange thing. But, I’m glad it revealed to me a kind soul, and an absolutely beautiful one at that. May he rest in peace, and may you all find the strength to continue, especially through these hard and trying times.

  • Anthony Alvarado Posted November 11, 2020 11:43 pm

    May james Rest Peacefully with his wife in Heaven!
    I didn’t know this man who made the world laugh and bravely served his nation but I know he brought warmth and happiness to millions of people who watched his videos on YouTube. Mr. Nesci showed the World that no matter how old you are you should always have laughter in your heart.
    Thank You James RIP

  • Josselyn H Posted November 12, 2020 1:57 am

    Thank you for bringing joy into our lives. May your beautiful soul Rest In Peace ❤️

  • Richard Posted November 12, 2020 10:58 am

    I watched his 2 videos on YouTube, he is hilarious! He had such a good humour even he more than a century old. He made it, he made it into a century, unbelievable! May his soul rest easy in the heaven, I hope someday we all can meet you in there, Sir 🙂

  • Davalin Jones Posted November 12, 2020 5:04 pm

    He seemed like a great man. Brought smiles to millions and still had his wits about him. Rest In Peace, Mr.Nesci.

  • Kenechi Marvin Okere Posted November 12, 2020 10:30 pm

    He was a great dude. What an accomplishment to become 101 years old. May he Rest In Peace

  • Yuuki Kato Posted November 13, 2020 4:11 am

    Even though its late to say this but he was a great grandpa that i wish there’s more of people like this grandpa. Rest in blessings from god.

  • Jonathan Lalrinawma Posted November 13, 2020 5:45 am

    Saw him today on Youtube, And All I can say is He is such an inspiration and seems like a wonderful person that the world can offer. May he rest in Peace.🙏🏻

  • Bill Nabilah Posted November 13, 2020 11:30 am

    I watched him on Youtube. What a wonderful man he was. My own grandfather passed away before I was born. I have always wanted a grandfather like him. Rest in peace. Love from Dengkil, Sepang, Malaysia.

  • Susan Posted November 13, 2020 12:33 pm

    My sincere condolences to the family. I didn’t know Mr. Nesci but discovered him through the YouTube videos which gave me so much joy and pleasure. What a lovely gentleman with such a youthful and joyful spirit! He is an inspiration! Thank you for sharing those videos.

  • Aaron Benson Posted November 13, 2020 2:19 pm

    Youtube Video brought me here. Thank you for sharing his life, smile and humor. Hello from Montana! (32yoa male).

  • Laurie Wilson Posted November 15, 2020 11:26 am

    Just finished watching his YouTube videos. Love the spirit and humor he brought to them, although I know it’s but a small glimpse of a man loved and greatly missed by his family and friends. RIP Sir. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

  • Claire Andrea Janoras Posted November 15, 2020 5:48 pm

    I just watched his videos on yt, I checked if there’s a new video of him and found out jn the comments that he’s already gone. He’s made a lot of people smile. I hope you’re all safe and sound. I’m sorry for your loss. He’s in a better place now. Thank you for sharing your dad’s videos to the world.

  • Andro DF Posted November 16, 2020 1:52 am

    Thankyou for making me laugh in your youtube video , really thanks for inspired me from your laugh , may james family be guard by god , good luck <3 from indonesia

  • Paul and Robin Stowell Posted November 16, 2020 11:07 am

    I watched the videos on youtube of James and it brought me so much joy. Thank you to his son for.sharing him with us. Sending all our love and respect.

  • carla wyatt Posted November 18, 2020 6:14 am

    I’m so very sorry to hear about his recent passing. I’m sure he is with his wife and other angels in heaving laugh & having a ball up there. My deepest condolences to the family.

  • Ninette Halpin Posted November 18, 2020 11:25 pm

    I just watched the “1 – 8” utube video of your Dad.

    His sweetness reminded me so much of my mom that he touched my heart and then when I read of his passing in the comments section below your video I was truly hurt by it..

    Your Dad was born of the greatest generation that ever lived and in your short video the beauty and integrity of his spirit shines through. You were so lucky to have each other for such a long time, yet I’m truly deeply sorry for your loss.

    My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family…

    May your precious Dad rest in peace…. 🕇

  • Brandon Posted November 27, 2020 10:19 am

    I am very sorry for your loss. I hope he is in Heaven. The amount of people he made laugh with his videos that were shared on YouTube was enormous. He was a young man in an old body.

  • Maciej Piwowarski Posted November 30, 2020 3:48 am

    I am sincerely sorry for your loss. I have also found out he passed away after watching his YouTube video. He seemed of great spirit even at such late age. He must have been a wonderful man to have a round.

    May he rest in peace.a

  • Luis Daniel Posted December 12, 2020 12:33 am

    Hi, I came later, a lot of months later, but I’m here exactly when I notice about it. All my condolences to your family, thanks for all you do in life, rest in peace. God bless your aoul

  • Mohan Mahawar Posted December 12, 2020 11:21 am

    Just saw him on 9GAG, He was so full of life, Such a legend.

  • F Peters Posted December 12, 2020 2:26 pm

    My sincere condolences.
    I never knew him personally but I have seen his video where he forgot his age.
    Seen the video several times now over several months on the internet.
    Just now I wondered how he was doing also due to corona going on and sadly saw a comment of another person that did some research that found out he passed away.
    Sad to hear.

  • Melissa Posted December 12, 2020 2:34 pm

    My sincere condolences to the family. What a great man to be celebrated and loved for bringing joy to people all around the world.

  • Anika Posted December 23, 2020 10:49 am

    Condolence to the family, he was a joyful man who made millions of people smile around the world.. He made me realize how time really does fly fast, and that i should live life like he did, live happy.. You did good, James
    Thank you for everything, you can rest now

    love from the Philippines

  • Jeri Posted December 27, 2020 6:16 pm

    Rest in Peace ❤❤❤

  • Erich Jade P. Arguelles Posted January 2, 2021 2:52 am

    Such an amazing guy, I just saw him on youtube today, I am so sorry and I feel really bad. Atleast He is Happy now with in Heaven Watching His Wife and His Kids In Heaven. May He Rest In Peace, Also Sending Condolences to the Family.😢

  • Prassanna Posted January 3, 2021 10:39 am

    Such an inspiration, he was 101 yrs young..RIP

  • Francisco Posted January 8, 2021 5:29 pm

    Apenas acababa de ver su video en YouTube donde le preguntan su edad y cuando la sabe dice que ya está viejo. RIP para el hombre. No lo conocía pero se ve buena onda.

  • Tyler Posted January 10, 2021 12:44 pm

    I seen your first video nearly 3 years ago and then the 99th video.. I hope theres a 100th or even 101st video out there to be seen some day..

    Your personality and youthfulness brought a smile to millions. Rest in peace! The world will miss you!

  • Pol G.B Posted January 19, 2021 1:13 pm

    I’m sure he will Rest In Peace in heaven. My condolences to his family ❤️

  • Samuel Posted February 17, 2021 11:57 am

    Thank you for bringing me laughs and fond memories of my grandfather. R.I.P James.

  • Joshua Sinteral Posted February 24, 2021 10:59 am

    We need more people like this man. He seemed like a very nice person and I wish him the best in heaven. ❤️🙏🏻

  • Kevin Posted March 4, 2021 1:02 pm

    Known by a million. It’s obvious his humor stayed intact over all those years! May he rest in peace now with the higher powers that created this world.

  • Christopher O’Neill Posted March 7, 2021 12:14 am

    I was saddened to hear of Mr.Nesci’s passing. My condolences to the whole family. He was quite a man, and left a mark on our hearts, that became a stain, for a stain can’t be so easily removed.

  • Othman Alshehri Posted March 11, 2021 9:00 pm

    I didn’t know James and I wish I had. I came here after seeing the videos of him on YouTube and read some comments that he died. My deep condolences. May he rest in peace and his legacy endure!.

  • Preston White Posted April 10, 2021 4:04 pm

    God bless this man. Just like he made others laugh, he made me laugh too. I hope he’s in a better place.

  • Jade Posted May 19, 2021 10:29 pm

    Sending my condolences. I hope you all are okay, sending virtual hugs 💕 may God Bless his soul and all of you.

  • BERKAY KURKCU Posted June 26, 2021 6:49 am

    God bless his soul and may he smile upon us from heavens. “Time flies by when you are having fun!”

  • Matt Posted August 2, 2021 8:36 pm

    My condolences to the family.

    I 8 the dog sh-

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