Alan Robert Fochek
March 2, 1951 – March 2, 2022
VISITATION: Tuesday, March 8th from 5pm to 7pm at St. Gerald Catholic Church, 9602 “Q” St., followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Wednesday, March 9th at 10am, St. Gerald Catholic Church. Graveside Service with military honors: Thursday, March 10th at 1pm at Omaha National Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the family for donations to local shelters, food pantries, and assisting veterans.
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Alan “Al” or “Jorb”, age 71 of Omaha, NE, passed away on March 2, 2022.
Alan grew up in South Omaha and attended Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Grade School, and Omaha South and Ryan High Schools. Alan was called to serve his country in the Vietnam War, in the Army, in March 1971, but he did not deploy and was honorably discharged. He eventually married Donna and had three children (Jason, Josue and Amanda). Alan worked for the Omaha Parks and Recreation Department where he got special recognition for the work he did on the Omaha Softball Association fields around the city.
He had a love for sports and watching his children and grandchildren play sports, especially basketball. He loved playing basketball and watching college and NBA Basketball. There were many backyard battles playing hoops on 49th Ave, at C-Park and Christie Heights.
Alan also was an avid weightlifter and loved reading weightlifting magazines. Those that knew him when he was younger knew physical fitness and bodybuilding were important to Al. Injuries took their toll on him, but he continued to go to the gym in his 50s and 60s.
He also had a deep love for music, especially hard rock, and was known for always having a “boom box” with him–sometimes playing music too loud, but that was Alan. He often would play hard Christian Rock. One of his favorite songs was Stryper’s, “To Hell with the Devil.” If you were playing rock music, there is a good chance Al knew the name of the song and the band.
Alan was a baptized Catholic, attended Church on and off throughout his life, and knew Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. Alan had a smile that could light up a room and a welcoming and loving personality.
Alan was preceded in death by parents, Frank and Dorothy (Ursdevenciz) Fochek; and sister, Nancy Daemon.
Alan is survived by sons, Jason and Josue (Katie), and daughter, Amanda Ruh (Nate); grandchildren: Zachary, Carolyn, Noah, Haylie, Chloe, Maci, Hadlee, and Jocie; siblings: Denny (Jan), Theresa Hubenka (Bruce), and Mary Anne North (Jeff).