Howard L. Irish

Howard L. Irish

September 16, 1949 – December 20, 2023

Howard, 74, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 20. Howard was preceded in death by his wife, Cathy; son, John; parents, Howard and Agnes; brother, Bill. Howard is survived by his children, Pat (Allison) Irish and Maureen (Erich Bauermeister) Irish; brother, Tim Irish.

Howard moved to Omaha in 1986 and worked as a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch for over 30 years. He found great fulfillment in working with individuals, families, and institutions. A founding parishioner of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Howard’s faith and spirit of service deeply informed how he lived and raised his children.

VISITATION: Friday, December 29th, 5 to 7 p.m. at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, December 30 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 14330 Eagle Run Dr, Omaha, NE 68164.  INTERMENT at Resurrection Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society.



  • Michael Par Posted December 24, 2023 1:23 pm

    Howard was one of my dearest and oldest friends. I cherish the time we spent together. I know Howard is now at peace with the love of his life, Cathy. I will miss you more than I can ever put into words. I will have “just one more” in your memory untile we meet again.

  • William Coffee Posted December 24, 2023 9:32 pm

    Howard launched my IT career, I’ll be forever grateful. He took a chance on me and leaned on a couple of his team to mentor me. A toast to Howard Irish will always be appropriate with me! Rest in peace Howard.

  • William Coffee Posted December 24, 2023 9:37 pm

    Howard Irish launched my IT career. I will forever be grateful. He took a chance on me and arranged for a couple of mentors to get me started. God bless you Howard.

  • David & Wendy Treinen Posted December 26, 2023 10:44 am

    Maureen and Pat, and family, we are so sorry to learn of your dear father’s passing. We’ve known him for decades for his gentle spirit,, kindness and generosity. He has always adored both of you, and been so proud of you. You are all in our prayers. God bless you.

  • Jasmine Posted December 27, 2023 6:33 pm

    Sending my deepest condolences & prayers to the Irish family.
    Howard played such a big role in my career and personal development. A truly great mentor and friend.. May he rest peacefully.

  • Ann Sewell Moore Posted December 30, 2023 9:40 pm

    Maureen and Pat, I was so very sorry to hear that you have lost your Dad. My parents, Fran & Luke Sewell, were blessed to have Howard as their financial advisor for more than 25 years. After Dad died, Mom was nervous about the investments but she had complete confidence in Howard and he helped to ease her mind. My family is very grateful to Howard for his kindness towards our parents. I also met with him many times and he always mentioned you and was so very proud of you both! Prayers for your family. This is a great loss.

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