Chad T. McAndrews

Chad T. McAndrews

December 15, 1978- June 26, 2023

Chad Timothy McAndrews, 44, passed away on June 26, 2023 at Bergan Mercy Medical Center in Omaha, NE with his family by his bedside. Chad was born to his loving parents Tim & Cheryl McAndrews on December 15, 1978 in South Omaha.

Chad is the proud father of Amira Marie (11) and Cassius Timothy (8) McAndrews. They were the light of his life. Chad ended every conversation with “You are my person.” With the addition of Mya (MyPie) they became the Three Musketeers. Countless hours of playing catch with Cashie (BamBam) and watching Daddy’s little girl Amira (Moo) dance.

Chad was the golden child of the three siblings. Oldest sibling Cara (Clay) Seaman and baby brother Craig (Kayla) McAndrews. Chad has described his sister as the Chief and knew she always had an itinerary. This was an opposite trait, as Chad did everything last minute.

Chad was a major part of the milestones through Craig’s life and he was such a proud big brother. Chad and Craig shared their passion for sports, which led to endless spirited debates about what team, or players, were better. Chad was always supportive of his brother’s playing and coaching career, and attended many of his games.

Clay has been in Chad’s life for over 30 years as a constant supporter and someone he could always count on.

Chad was a dedicated and loving Uncle to Olivia Seaman (Goddaughter – 20), Anabel Seaman (17), and Cal McAndrews (Godson – 4). In addition, Chad was a Godfather to Segan Sykora and Memphis Gates.

Chad met and starting dating the love of his life Kim Kazor in 2019, but they were friends for much longer. Kim and Mya completed their family.

In addition, Chad has a long list of family that consists of countless uncles, aunts, and cousins; as well as a large group of friends, his core SOBs, and co-workers that became lifelong friends.

Chad never knew a stranger, and met people at their level. He had a great memory and a loving caring heart. Chad’s unselfish nature always turned the conversation to “How are you doing?” And “How’s your family doing?. He will be remembered for his big engaging smile and distinct giggle. Anybody that spent time with Chad genuinely felt better about themselves, and enjoyed the time spent.

In 2001 he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from University of Nebraska-Omaha. For 20 years Chad was devoted to his work at Central Park Elementary School as a 5th and 4th grade school teacher. During his time as a teacher, he obtained his Masters Degree in Education in 2009. In 2010 he was awarded the prestigious Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award. Chad has been described as making a big impact on the North Omaha community.

Chad was a loyal Catholic and a member of St. Thomas More parish in Omaha NE. It was important that God was first in everything he did with his family.

Given his selflessness, Chad determined early in life to be an organ donor. Due to his organ donation, his life lives on through others and he continues to teach all of us, and students, through research.

Chad was proceeded in death by his Grandparents (Lawrence and Margaret Rumery) and (Anthony and Audrey McAndrews), Godfather Burt McAndrews, and many Aunts and Uncles.

God saw you getting tired

And a cure was not to be;

So He put his arms around you

And whispered,

“Come with Me.”

With tearful eyes we watched you suffer

and saw you fade away.


We could not make you stay.

A GOLDEN HEART stopped beating

hard working hands at rest.

God broke our hearts to prove to us

He only takes the best!

FAMLY RECEIVES FRIENDS: Thursday, June 29, 2023, 5PM to 7PM followed by a VIGIL SERVICE: at 7PM. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, June 30, 2023, 10:00AM. All services to take place at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. 4804 Grover St. INTERMENT: Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to be directed to Craig McAndrews for the benefit of Chad’s children. . To view a live broadcast of the Service, please go to and click the “view livecast” button.


  • Virgle thomad Posted June 27, 2023 3:22 pm

    Prayer warriors sent sorry for your loss

  • Rory Duffy Posted June 27, 2023 5:16 pm

    My condolences to Chad and his family during this difficult time. Prayers to you all.

  • Leigh Voruz Posted June 27, 2023 7:40 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family. I know my kids are heartbroken, they loved Chad and they loved playing with the kids.

  • Beth Tyrner Posted June 27, 2023 8:47 pm

    I worked with Chad for 11 years at Central Park. He was a kind gentleman and always willing to jump in and lend a helping hand. His smile lit up a room and he was loved and respected by his students, and the rest of us as well! Chad will always be remembered with fondness. Thoughts and prayers to his children and family.

  • Ashley Montes Posted June 27, 2023 9:06 pm

    Chad was a stand out guy and had such a fun, outgoing, caring personality. He made friends instantly with everyone he met. Chad treated everyone with respect and kindness. He was the first person to help anyone out when they were in need. He loved his family deeply. He would come to work telling stories of his kids, nieces and nephew, and his siblings. He was so proud of his family. We all saw how truly happy Kim made him.
    Praying for the whole family while you are adjusting to this huge loss.

  • La’Shaundra Young Posted June 27, 2023 9:25 pm

    Thinking of you and your family as you celebrate the life of your beloved.
    “May your happy memories give you peace and comfort during thisThinking of you and your family as you celebrate the life of your beloved.May your happy memories give you peace and comfort during this challenging time.” challenging time.”

  • Brad Thiel Posted June 28, 2023 12:21 pm

    This one hurts. Chad was always so calm and cool. I got to know Chad when he was teaching at Central Park and I was at Sherman. Later I got to work with him as an admin at Central Park. We both had after school basketball teams and CP vs. Sherman was an annual match-up. We would even schedule “bonus” games on the side when the schedulers didn’t write a game for us. One time, his kids beat my kids 84 to 2. In the interest of mercy, he played the end of his bench for most of the second half and asked the kid running the scoreboard to stop adding points to the Cougars side.

    Sending some mercy of my own. And grace and peace and love to Chad’s family. Especially his kind, lovely, smart, talented, good-looking children.

  • Diane Shymanski Posted June 28, 2023 8:04 pm

    From the first day Chad walked into my classroom and announced he would be my student teacher in the fall, we became instant friends. Chad was an outstanding teacher, friend and an all-around great guy.
    He became part of our family., We would refer to him as our “adopted son”. Anna loved it when he would come over as he would tease her about the boys at STM and then, at Gross High. We had so many fun conversations with him. He was a joy to be around.
    Chad would visit off and on with his darling kids. He adored them and would beam every time he talked about them. They, as well, loved their daddy.
    Chad would do anything for anyone. He helped me move some furniture one hot summer day and never wanted anything for it. That was Chad – always looking for ways to help someone.
    We will miss him as we loved him. Rest in Peace, dear one.
    Love and prayers to his wonderful family. Diane and John Shymanski and Anna Zach

  • Lisa Harrison Posted June 29, 2023 11:20 am

    I worked across the hall from Chad for several years. He would come into the room LJP and I shared. He’d share a joke and then leave and we’d still be laughing. Many times he’d come in and take a pop from LJP’s fridge. He’d say don’t say anything, and I’d say, ” I didn’t see anything!” Students LOVED him! He had every single class picture up on his wall. Kids came all the time to Central Park to visit him. He was a great teacher, fair, yet firm. My sympathies to his kids and family.

  • Josh Fochek Posted June 29, 2023 1:00 pm

    Damn, we lost a good one here. I have fond memories growing up with Chad and his family. Really sad to hear of this loss. Praying for Chad and everyone around him. Unfortunately, I’ll be unable to make the services tonight or tomorrow but thinking of you guys.

  • Judi Unger Torneten Posted June 29, 2023 5:56 pm

    I am so very sorry to hear this sad news. Amira and Cassius, you are in my prayers and so are your family. I pray you get through this time with Grace and feel the love of your father always. Ms Judi Unger

  • Mary Buglewicz Duffy Posted June 30, 2023 11:47 am

    So very sorry to hear about Chad’s death. His influence will be felt by many for years to come. Rest in peace. Chad

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