Alan Robert Fochek

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).



  • Josh Fochek Posted March 5, 2022 5:48 pm

    I love you and your mind in finally at peace in the presence of the Father and his son. – Josue

  • Marcel Robinson Posted March 5, 2022 6:13 pm

    Prayers to the family,

  • James Scott Posted March 6, 2022 11:22 am

    Josh and family – May good memories give way to. Your grief. Much love and peace during this difficult time.

  • Tom & Lori Szalewski Posted March 6, 2022 2:59 pm

    RIP Alan! So many memories including Robin Hill pool parties! Hugs and prayers to all!

  • Mike Valerio Posted March 6, 2022 4:18 pm

    Sending lots of love to the Fochek family – The Valerio’s

  • Mike Komasincki Posted March 6, 2022 4:20 pm

    Alan was a friend of mine both at South and Ryan High. I knew Alan as a person with great respect and kindness for others. He also had a great smile! The world needs more people like Alan. I know he is in Heaven. All of my prayers.

  • Kay and bob johnson Posted March 7, 2022 5:08 pm

    Josh and family, so very sorry, prayers for all. Beautiful obituary❤️

  • Laura Ursdevenicz Jones Posted March 8, 2022 8:11 pm

    Deepest sympathy. Rest in peace, cousin.

  • Dave Semerad Posted March 8, 2022 11:23 pm

    Alan, God Bless you and your family. You were a good man, tough competitor, and great classmate and friend. From OLL and Hanscom Park to Bishop Ryan football and a few parties throughout, we had many good times. May you Rest In Peace my good friend.

  • Elaine Ursdevenicz Gepford Posted March 9, 2022 1:59 pm

    Condolences to the family. May uou find hope and peace in the coming days…God be with You.

  • William Champenoy Posted March 9, 2022 3:15 pm

    My condolences to the Fochek family. I was very sad to see his obituary in the paper. I’m a very old friend of Alans (1950’s) with great memories of our friendship as little kids on 32nd Ave. We were next door neighbors. My mom worked at Union Pacific same as Alan’s dad Frank. Alan was several years older ( I was around 5 so he was around 8). He looked after me in the neighborhood. Whenever I’ve driven by OLL and our old houses I’ve always thought of Alan. RIP neighborhood big brother.

  • Craig Daemon Posted March 10, 2022 8:58 pm

    RIP Alan. John 3:16

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