Joseph L. Leahy, Jr.

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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  • Lisa Humphrey-Brattain Posted April 8, 2022 9:03 pm

    Deepest Sympathies

  • Kristie Walters Posted April 8, 2022 10:01 pm

    Prayers for your peace and comfort at this time. Love, Kristie

  • Alice Christy Williams Posted April 9, 2022 9:22 am

    We lost one of the best. Will miss him. Love to all his immediate family.

  • Don and Vivian Seamann Posted April 10, 2022 12:36 pm

    With great sadness we heard of the death of Joe. he was a good friend to Don during their growing up years. May he rest in peace.

  • Jerry Lee Posted April 10, 2022 8:17 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Uncle Joe was a very nice man.

  • Geoffrey C Hall Posted April 11, 2022 9:57 am

    I am very sorry to hear about the recent death of Joe Leahy. Joe was one of my first mentors in the legal profession. He was a kind man and a person of high integrity. Joe taught me to always be prepared and to treat everyone with respect. My condolences to Mary and the entire Leahy family. Joe will be missed.

  • Patrick Pinhero Posted April 11, 2022 11:58 am

    Dear Mike –
    My prayers are with you and your family as you grieve the loss of your father. I remember fondly your family, and both the support that your mother and father provided to their children, and the many other families that composed our Christ the King community. May your grief be brief, and overwhelmed by eternally remembering all of the great times you enjoyed with your father.

    All the very best,

    – Patrick

  • R p Posted February 15, 2023 9:52 pm

    Been sitting back thinking about Joey …

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