John “JR” J. Hanley, Jr.

John “JR” J. Hanley, Jr.

July 26, 1940 – March 23, 2022

VISITATION: Friday, March 25th from 4pm to 6pm followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 6pm, all at West Center Chapel.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:  Saturday, March 26th at 11am at Christ the King Catholic Church, 654 S. 86th Street.  Interment: Calvary Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to or charity of your choice.

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John J. Hanley “JR”, 81 years, of Omaha, Nebraska.

Preceded in death by parents, John J. and Kathleen “Kay” Hanley.  Most beloved brother of siblings: Kathleen “Titi” McGahey of Omaha, NE Margaret “Migi” Ross (Mark) of Bellevue, NE, Denny Hanley (significant other – Dr. Mary Ritzdorf) of Omaha, NE, Mary “Pommy” Sindelar of Omaha, NE.  Uncle to 14 nieces and nephews and their families.  Special friend of Lynn Simmons and many others who knew and loved him.

JR’s career spanned 30 years as a mail handler at the Omaha Post Office.  Upon retirement he traveled extensively with his parents both nationally and internationally.  His knowledge of history and music was extensive and he was a prolific artist.

John grew up in Dundee and was featured in a December 26, 2017 article by World Herald columnist Mike Kelly as one of the last passengers on the Dundee streetcar.

JR led a rich and fulfilling life and often said of himself, “I’m a Happy Go Lucky Guy.  No Gloomy Doomy.”




  • Diane Hernandez Hernandez Posted March 24, 2022 8:55 pm

    I miss

  • Arlene Cullen Posted March 25, 2022 11:55 am

    Dear Teti special thoughts and Prayers to you and your family.
    It is tough to lose a sibling. Sincerely
    Arlene and Nick

  • Marian Bogard Posted March 26, 2022 9:27 am

    I am sorry to hear of John’s death. My thoughts and prayers are coming your ways. Best wishes to all the family.

  • Debra king Posted April 19, 2022 7:37 pm

    Johnny was my daughter’s godfather and he loved her very much and she adored him right until the end. Johnny was a funny character And he taught us all about the music he was so involved with. Thank you Joni for your love and contribution. Rest In Peace
    My best to Johnny’s family and extended families.

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