Alfred J. “Fred” Marchese

Alfred J. “Fred” Marchese

Feb 23, 1931 – Aug 18, 2022

Alfred J. “Fred” Marchese was born in Omaha on February 23, 1931. He graduated from Train Elementary School in 1945 and from Tech High School in 1949. Fred met the love of his life, Pauline Jensen, as a senior in high school at Tech High. They married in 1951 and he swore they would be married until the day he died. He stayed true to his word, as they would have celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary in December.

He served in the US Army from 1951-1953 during the Korean War. Upon returning to Omaha, Fred worked as a carpenter before going to barber school. He was then a long-time barber in Omaha, retiring from his business, Shear Delight, in the early 1990’s. After retirement he and Pauline would spend winters in Nevada. Besides being with his family, Fred enjoyed reading, bowling, golf, and Huskers football. A big hugger, Fred never met a stranger, loved playing with his grandchildren, and never slept better than when holding a newborn baby.

Preceded in death by brothers, Sam, Frank (Irene); sister, Nancy (Marty) DiGiorgio; sister-in-law, Jean Long; daughters, Susan Smith and Nancy Parks. Survived by wife, Pauline; son-in-law, David (Tamara) Smith; daughter, Paula (Jim) McLaughlin; son-in-law, Dave Parks; son, John Marchese; daughter, Geri (Joe) McMahon; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Adeline Marchese; brother-in-law, Bill Long; several nieces and nephews.

VISITATION: MON 8/22, 5-7PM; SERVICE: TUES 8/23, 11AM all at West Center Chapel. INTERMENT: Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Lynne Cohen Foundation for Ovarian Cancer Research.

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  • Mary Swope Posted August 20, 2022 8:31 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Donna Di Giorgio Kazos Posted August 20, 2022 8:33 am

    I am the daughter of Angelo Di Giorgio (Marty’s brother). I send my sincere condolences to Pauline and the entire Marchese family. I remember meeting the family many years ago. May Fred rest in peace!
    With sincerest sympathy,
    Donna (Lincoln, NE)

  • Steven Marchese Posted August 20, 2022 1:53 pm

    A good man and we will miss him🙏

  • Kathryn Marchese Stivers Posted August 21, 2022 10:58 am

    Three brothers are now together with their parents. May they all rest in peace, love and miss them all.

  • Leslie Stants & Scott Hodgkins Posted August 21, 2022 9:34 pm

    Our deepest condolences to your family. We are so sorry for your loss. May your cherished memories of Fred bring you comfort and strength during this difficult time.

  • Paul Kottich Posted August 22, 2022 6:48 pm

    Prayers to you and your family Paula and jJim

  • The Smith Brothers Posted August 22, 2022 7:53 pm

    Our deepest condolences for your loss. Fred was full of life and joy. Though he will be missed, he left “one hell of a mark” on this earth.

  • Ed and Laura Auch Posted August 23, 2022 9:34 am

    Our heart felt sympathy to all who loved Uncle Fred. We are many .

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