Joseph L. Leahy, Jr.
December 22, 1938 – April 7, 2022
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother.
Joe was born in Omaha and attended Creighton Preparatory School (1956); Creighton University (1960); and Creighton University School of Law (1962). Joe spent the majority of his 55-year legal career as a meticulous practitioner in the areas of trusts, estates planning, and municipal development law. Joe served the Omaha community in a variety of leadership roles, including the West Omaha Sertoma Club and a stint as President of the Creighton University Alumni Association. Joe was a dedicated professional and family man who cheered with equal enthusiasm for his beloved Creighton Bluejays and Nebraska Cornhuskers. Joe enjoyed golfing at Sunset Valley Golf Club. Joe and Mary frequently traveled abroad with friends.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Claire Leahy; his brother, Lou; and sisters-in-law: Peggy; Phyllis and Sheila. He is survived by his wife, Mary (Christy) Leahy and their three children: Michael (Tia); Tim (Monica), and Christy (Tim Hogan). Joe also leaves behind eight grandchildren who brought him great pride and joy: Eithne Leahy, Ailis Leahy, Anna Leahy, Eamonn Leahy, Aidan Hogan, Maren Hogan, Dylan Isaman and Sarah Isaman. The eldest of five brothers, Joe is survived by brothers Gerald, Gerard, and Terry. Joe was a lifelong optimist who was faithful to his family and his Catholic faith. Joe was proud to be a member of the legal profession and thoroughly enjoyed his legal practice and colleagues.
VISITATION: Sunday, April 10th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Monday, April 11th at 10am at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 11802 Pacific. Interment, Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Creighton Prep, St. Robert Bellarmine Church, or Siena/Francis House.
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