John J. Olivo, Jr.

OLIVO, John J. “Jack” Jr., Apr 13, 1930 – May 31, 2012. John J. Olivo, Jr. entered into the peace of eternal life on May 31, 2012. A life-long Omaha resident, he grew up at 9th and Castelar Streets, attending St. Joseph High School and spending some time at UNO. He began working with his father, John Olivo, Sr., in the family business, City Wide Rock and Excavating, before becoming an insurance broker, his life’s passion. He was a parishioner at Christ the King Church for more than 40 years and deeply committed to his Catholic faith. He never complained about his poor eyesight as it progressed to blindness. His motto was always, “Lead, follow, or get out of the way,” and in spite of his blindness, he was usually leading. His kindness, concern and generosity for others never ceased. Proud of his southern Italian heritage, he loved music and reveled in the joys of life, including food, humor, friends, and family. His constant optimism showed in another of his favorite aphorisms: “For every adversity, there is the seed of equivalent benefit.” He imparted gifts large and small to those in need, and especially liked linking to others with the ever-present packs of chewing gum he would dispense. He imparted wisdom to all. He was preceded into eternal life by his parents, John J. Olivo, Sr. and Elizabeth (Pattavina) Olivo, and his precious son, John J. Olivo III, who died in a childhood accident in 1954. He leaves his loving wife of 59 years, Gloria Faye Olivo; daughter, Gloria Marie Olivo; sisters, Mary Lucille Higgins and Stephanie Lorenz; brother-in-law, Virgil Orso; sisters-in-law, Dolores Wadum and Kathleen Wilson; 22 nieces and nephews whom he fondly shepherded; numerous other cousins, relatives and dear friends. The family will receive friends Sunday, 5pm to 7pm, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm at the West Center Chapel. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Monday, 10am, Christ the King Catholic Church. Interment, Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Catholic Relief Services.

HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN DWORAK & CUTLER Mortuaries and Crematories 7805 West Center Road Omaha, Nebraska 68124 (402) 391-3900

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