Edward J. Palmesano

Edward J. Palmesano

Sept. 19, 1937 – June 24, 2024

Edward J. Palmesano, a beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on June 24th, 2024. He was 86 years old.

Ed is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sandy, and their children: Susan Summers, Mark Palmesano, Robert (Cindy) Palmesano, and Angela (Cory) Libis. He also leaves behind ten grandchildren: Jenna (Devin) Reaves, Matthew Summers, Miranda, Michael, and Nathan Palmesano, Emma and Sophie Palmesano, and Julia, Henry, and Andrew Libis. Edward was also the proud great-grandfather of Greta and Griffin Reaves.

Preceding Ed in death was his son-in-law, William Summers. Edward is survived by his beloved brother, Joe, with whom he spoke daily, as well as his in-laws, Tom (Karen) Hahn and James (Dolores) Hahn of St. Louis, Missouri. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Born in Omaha, Ed was raised by his parents, Joseph and Anna, in the city’s Little Italy neighborhood. As a child, he and his brother shared a special love of dogs, caring for seven dogs throughout their youth. In later life, Edward and his family had two beloved canine companions, Tootsie and Thumper, the latter of whom joined the family on many vacations to Colorado.

Ed retired from Nashua Corporation in Omaha after over 30 years of dedicated service, during which time he acquired a lifetime supply of duct tape, a testament to his practical and resourceful nature.

In retirement, Ed particularly enjoyed gathering with a cherished group of childhood friends for morning coffee at the local Hy-Vee, where they would discuss and solve the world’s problems. His greatest joy, however, came from spending time with his beloved family, especially during the annual trips to Breckenridge, Colorado, or to his daughter Angie’s lake home.

Ed will be deeply missed by his wife, family, and all who knew him. He will be remembered for his kindness, easy laugh, and ever-present smile.

Visitation begins Monday, July 1 at 10am with a Memorial Service at 11am at the mortuary.

Memorials to the Nebraska Humane Society.


  • Nino Greco Posted June 26, 2024 7:47 am

    My deepest sympathies on the loss of Eddy.

  • Rosemary Hagedorn Posted June 26, 2024 5:50 pm

    Our Deepest Sympathy To You All. He was a Wonderful Man and Always had great conversations with him!!

  • Mitch Kaseten Posted June 27, 2024 7:47 am

    Bob and Family, I am very sorry to hear about your loss.

    Sending you all my sympathies.

  • Mike and DiAnne Cottone Posted June 28, 2024 6:55 am

    Bob and family,so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. Prayers for him and all your family at this time.

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