Danny Calabro

Danny Calabro

September 2, 1936 – November 29, 2023

Domenico aka Daniel “Danny” Calabro was born in Omaha on September 2, 1936, the youngest of five children born to Salvatore “Sam” and Alfia “Faye” Calabro.

Danny worked as a barber for more than fifty years, most of those years in downtown Omaha.  After retiring from his downtown shop location, he set up a “barber corner” in the basement of his home and continued to spend time cutting hair and chatting with many of his loyal customers.  In reaction to his passing, one of his long-time customers commented, “He will be missed a lot and by many.”  Another said, “Yes, Danny was my barber for fifty years, but he was also a true friend! I will really miss him…he was one of a kind!”  And yet another said, “He was a great man and meant more to me than just a stylist.”

Danny was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Tom and Phil; and sister, Nancy Campisi.  In addition to his wife, Loretta, daughter, Danielle, and son, Nick, he is survived by his brother Yano of Rochester, New York.

VISITATION: Tuesday, December 5th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel.  MEMORIAL SERVICE: Wednesday, December 6th at 11am, West Center Chapel.  Family Interment, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to a charity of your choice.  To view a live broadcast of the Memorial Service, please visit www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.



  • John Cooke Posted December 1, 2023 3:40 pm

    He was a good friend a great barber. When my 2 daughters were going to be married instead of cutting my hair with scissors he insisted on razor cutting my haircut as he said “his” haircut was walking down the aisle with me and my girls and he wanted to be proud!!!!

  • Dannie Walker Posted December 2, 2023 1:08 pm

    I knew Danny by dint of having been married to his wife’s sister, Cathy. Danny was always a lot of fun and he loved to entertain the family by playing his bass guitar for us. My daughter, Nicole, loved “Uncle Danny” and told me, upon his passing, that she always felt that their uncle/niece relationship was quite special. Danny, The Choir Invisible shall be a better heavenly musical assemblage with your bass notes accompanying their voices.

  • Theresa McKinney Posted December 2, 2023 5:51 pm

    Danny was a great mentor. He gave me my start in the downtown area. I was fun working for him. I enjoyed listening to him and others ( including my costumer) going back and forth with politics. I learned a lot from listening. I know he will be missed by many.
    My prayers 🙏 to all who will be affected.

  • Marge Collin Posted December 3, 2023 1:03 pm

    Loretta, you likely don’t remember me but I believe I worked with you at NWB many years ago. I have many memories of those times and I am so sorry for your loss. Know that I am thinking about you and holding good thoughts for you and your family. I smiled at the memory posted here about Danny talking politics. It appears you were fortunate to have found a
    kindred spirit. I wish you peace and comfort.

  • Melena Ruth Posted December 4, 2023 10:22 pm

    Loretta and family. So sorry to hear of Danny’s passing. He will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • Tom Cody Posted December 5, 2023 3:17 pm

    Loretta, Danny is in my prayers. Sorry for your loss. Hope to see you at the Visitation Tuesday.

  • Tom Mumgaard Posted December 5, 2023 3:31 pm

    For over 40 years Dan was my barber. But he became more than a barber – he became a good friend. First at his shops downtown, then at his chair in the basement, we’d talk and laugh throughout the time he was cutting. All sorts of subjects, family, sports, current events, his prior life, even a good deal of nonsense. Going to get a haircut from Dan was always a good part of my day. I will now find another barber but I’ll never have a barber/friend like Dan. Thanks for the memories, Dan. I’ll never forget those haircuts.

  • Karen Calay Posted December 5, 2023 8:20 pm

    RIP Danny!🙏🙏 sister-in-law, Karen

  • Theresa McKinney Posted December 5, 2023 10:11 pm


  • Viv Onken-Polson Posted December 7, 2023 7:45 pm

    Loretta & Family, So sorry for your loss. Though I did not know Danny, I enjoyed working with you, Loretta, and learned a lot of great things from you. I remember that Danielle was born with a FULL head of hair & how I tried to finalize a form design for you while you were out birthing Nick. Good times.

  • Sebastian Calabro Posted December 13, 2023 8:58 pm

    Please allow me to send my condolences for a great and loving brother who always had heart of gold and he will be sorely missed howevrr; I think we can see another star in the sky.

  • Vince Shay Posted December 21, 2023 8:47 am

    I just called dandy Dan the haircut man today. Sorry that I missed my last cut with you. We all know it’s coming but it still surprises us when it happens. I am sorry I didn’t get to say goodbye. It was always fun to visit with you about your lovely daughter and her work…your son and baseball…your bird calendars (Carolina Wren & Tufted Titmouse). You are the only barber I’ve ever had who served me a beer when getting a trim. Loretta, I am sorry for your loss of ‘life partner’. We are all richer for knowing Danny and having him as a part of our lives. God bless you and hold you.

    Vince Shay

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