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Crosby Burket Swanson Golden Funeral Home

11902 W Center Road, Omaha, NE

OBITUARY

John H. O'Gara

November 5, 1936July 24, 2020
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John H. O’Gara passed away peacefully July 24, surrounded by his family. John was born November 5, 1936 in Des Moines, Iowa.

He is preceded in death by wife, Regina O’Gara; mother, Genevieve O’Gara; and father, Patrick O’Gara. Grandson: James Michael Hanson. Survived by children, Kathy Hanson and husband David, Debbie O’Gara, James O’Gara and wife Sheila, Peggy Stone and husband Pete; grandchildren, Cassie Benak and husband Andrew, Kayle Kleager and husband James, Jake O’Gara, Sailor O’Gara, Paige Stone, Paul Stone; great-grandchildren, Melanie Benak, John Benak, Adelyn Kleager, Camden Kleager; brother, Phil O’Gara, wife Joanne and their children Cindy, Theresa, Jan and Michelle.

John attended Creighton where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (1958) and was a member of Alpha Sigma Nu (National Jesuit Honorary), Delta Sigma Pi (Business Fraternity), Phalanx (Military Fraternity), and B & P Order of Elks. John also served in the military as Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves (1959 – 1966) and Colonel in the Civil Air Patrol. He spent his 33-year professional career (1959 - 1992) with Northwestern Bell as a Corporate Staff Manager and U.S. West as a Regional Director. John was active in the Omaha community and volunteered his services at Boys Town (2009-2018, Administrative Volunteer), United Way of Midlands, Henry Doorly Zoo, and the Omaha Chamber of Commerce. He also enjoyed golfing and fishing with friends and family throughout his life.

Rosary for friends and family will be at Crosby Colonial Chapel on Sunday, July 26 at 6:30pm with visitation immediately following.

Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, July 27, at 10:30am at St. John Vianney Catholic Church (5815 Oak Hills Drive, Omaha, NE).

Entombment services will directly follow mass and take place at Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Omaha, Resurrection Mausoleum (7710 W Center Rd, Omaha, NE 68124).

The family requests memorial contributions be sent to St. John Vianney Church, 5801 Oak Hills Dr, Omaha, NE 68137 for masses to be held in John O’Gara’s name.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jake O'Gara
  • Dave Hanson
  • Jim O'Gara
  • James Kleager
  • Pete Stone
  • Andrew Benak

Services

  • Rosary & Visitation

    Sunday, July 26, 2020

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, July 27, 2020

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Thomas Lynch

July 27, 2020

John was a dedicated and loyal Boys Town volunteer. He assisted with the Servant of God Edward Flanagan's mission to save children and heal families. His friends and fellow volunteers from the Hall of History will miss him. With sympathy Thomas Lynch Boys Town Director of Community Programs.

Jeanene Gustafson

July 26, 2020

I also had thr privilege of working for John O’Gara at NWB/US WEST. He was a kind man and I had a great deal of respect for him. He also had a great sense of humor. I’m sure he will be missed by all.
Jeanene Gustafson

Ann Kirkeeide

July 26, 2020

I had the privilege of working for John at NWB/US West. He was a wonderful mentor and friend. I know he’ll be missed by his many friends and family. Sincere sympathy to all.

Les Watts

July 25, 2020

We were colleges together at the “phone company “ throughout all of our careers. It was a good time to be working in corporate America and John and I crossed paths many times during our careers. I enjoyed and respected every encounter. Love you John and I’m sorry our retirement years did not include a lot of time together.
RIP

gordon seashore

July 25, 2020

My condolences to Johns family and friends. Enjoyed working with John, and just being true good friends.The food at FREDS on 120th was always a good time. Will miss the good times...

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