David E. Deao

David E. Deao

March 2, 1955 – April 13, 2019

Founded Omaha’s wine shop, The Winery.  Loving husband, proud father, doting grandfather, dedicated brother and brother-in-law, and loyal friend.  Survived by wife, Ellen Marie; children: Jamie Frederick (Justin), Jeff (Alisha), Kevin (Fallyne), and Patrick; grandchildren: Clara, Will, Ellie, Chaz, JB, Camden, and Addi Jo; brothers, Larry (Charlene) and Jim (Kathleen); sister, Carolyn Allen; other relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 16th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, 3405 S. 118th St., followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 6:30pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Wednesday, April 17th at 11am, Mary Our Queen Church.  Private Family Interment, Resurrection Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to Omaha’s Ronald McDonald House and Spirit Catholic Radio.


  • Margaret Hill Posted April 15, 2019 6:27 pm

    So very sorry to hear about Dave. Ann texted me to let me know yesterday. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you. I will be thinking about you in this time of sorrow.

  • Lori Bartlett Posted April 15, 2019 7:42 pm

    May Dave Rest In Peace and eternal light shine upon him. Thinking of you Ellen and the entire family. Love and Prayers. Ron and Lori Bartlett

  • Westside Community Schools Human Resources Department Posted April 16, 2019 7:26 am

    Sending our thoughts and prayers to comfort your family during this time of mourning.

    Deepest Sympathy,
    Westside Human Resources

  • Bob Boyd Posted April 16, 2019 12:13 pm

    Ellen, Thinking of you and Dave with fond memories from days past. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  • Mike and Patti Cornell Posted April 16, 2019 2:12 pm

    Be assured of our family sending prayers heavenward for all of you at this most difficult time.

  • Patti Cornell Posted April 16, 2019 2:13 pm

    Be assured of our family sending prayers heavenward for all of you at this most difficult time.

  • Elizabeth Johnson Posted April 16, 2019 8:39 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Roberta Vainiunas Posted April 17, 2019 7:24 am

    Your entire family brought light into Rockwell, whenever you were all there…

  • Bill & Sharyl McGuire Posted April 17, 2019 8:07 am

    So sorry for your loss! Just saw this. Your family is always in our prayers!

  • DeeAnn Rosenau Posted April 17, 2019 9:05 am

    Ellen, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Dave will be greatly missed by so many people. His shared passion for wine brought joy to so many others. I want to imagine that he and Rick are together busy toasting to a great life.

  • Linda Sadler Posted April 17, 2019 5:33 pm

    I remember Dave with great fondness from working at the Winery. Til we all meet again RIP Dave

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