Joseph P. McMenamin

Joseph P. McMenamin

February 27, 1951 – February 23, 2022

Joe passed away peacefully on February 23, 2022, surrounded by his family.

He was preceded in death by parents, John O. and Catherine (Car) McMenamin; brother, John “Jack” McMenamin.  Survived by wife, Kimberly; sons, John McMenamin (Andrea) and Joe McMenamin, Jr. (Mandy); sister, Margaret Frederick; father-in-law, Bob Eberhard; grandchildren: Jackson, Jessa, Cooper, Crosby, Jovie; sister-in-law, Shirley McMenamin; many nieces and nephews

VIGIL SERVICE: Sunday, February 27th, 7pm at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 11802 Pacific Street, with visitation from 5pm to 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Monday, February 28th, 10am at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church.  Interment: Calvary Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the family.




  • Debra Eidam Posted February 24, 2022 4:53 pm

    John, Joe and families, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad and granddad. May your memories help ease your loss.

  • Robert &Katherine Latter Posted February 24, 2022 5:04 pm

    Thinking of your family during these tough times. May God Bless you all!

  • Cecil Evans Posted February 24, 2022 5:22 pm

    My condolences to the family of Coach Mac. He was an outstanding person, teacher, coach, and mentor. I had the privilege to be coached by him in 1994-1998. He will be missed.


  • Bruce Lemar Cullum Posted February 24, 2022 5:38 pm

    To the McMenamin family,

    Please accept my family’s condolences, love, thoughts and prayers during this time. Coach Mack helped shape the foundation on which I built my life.

    May God bless and keep you always.

    Bruce Lemar Cullum

  • Keith Jones Posted February 24, 2022 6:51 pm

    Thanks Coach, for your support and commitment to the Central High School Athletics Program. Football, Track and Field, Power Lifting. Eagles hey days!!!

    • Howard Howee Posted February 26, 2022 11:02 am

      So sorry for your and our loss of great man that impacted Omaha Central . His leadership and sacrifice of family time is recorded in heaven your eternal dwelling place! RIP!

  • Lester Ridley Posted February 24, 2022 7:52 pm

    My most sincere Condolences to the Family. Coach Mac was good Coach. He touched a lot of people in a positive way and helped change the lives of many young men. May he Rest In Peace.

  • Ahman Green Posted February 24, 2022 8:54 pm

    My Condolences John & Joe for your lost. Coach Mac was solid person, he will be missed!

  • John Rupe Posted February 24, 2022 9:26 pm

    Like a gut punch. I will miss the guy that was closer than a brother for the last 20 years. He was brilliant, and so inclusive. Thank you for all the great memories. What a heritage he’s left in all of us. My deepest condolences to you Kim, John, Joey and all your families..

  • Elliott Evans Posted February 24, 2022 10:15 pm

    Great coach and a great gentleman

  • Terry Lee Posted February 24, 2022 11:30 pm

    My prayers and condolences to your family.

  • James Bostick Posted February 25, 2022 6:36 am

    Coach was a great man that instilled good hard work ethics! He will be truly missed!

  • Kyle Thomas Posted February 25, 2022 8:41 am

    Coach Mac was a great man. I had the pleasure of playing football and running track for him 94-97. Many great memories from this time in my life. Condolences to the family. Rest easy Coach and thanks for all you taught us.

  • Mary Car-Blanchard Posted February 25, 2022 11:10 am

    Kimberly. John, Joe, Margaret Mary, and families,

    Your husband,, father,, brother,, grandfather,, and my cousin, Joe, will be remembered as a very genuine. kind, intelligent, proud & devoted family man. He will be missed.

    My peers from Omaha Central High School have fond memories of “Coach Mac” for establishing the school’s power weight lifting program, coaching football, as well as teaching gym and history.

    Joe was also a very savvy, smart, and well-liked business man. In Florida last summer. I was constantly told, “He’s such a great guy!”

    Joe really was an All-American great guy, full of family pride & always with a twinkle in his Croation eyes.


  • Rick Heller Posted February 25, 2022 11:31 am

    My deepest condolences to the McMenamin family. Coach Mac was a great teacher, coach, but above all person. He taught me more than X’s and O’s, blocking, proper lifting form, or how to throw the shot put. He taught me about character and how to be a good person. Sending positive thoughts and my sincere sympathy to you all. #Eagles4Life

  • Pam Car Posted February 25, 2022 1:09 pm

    Joe was my cousin and the gym teacher at Central when i attended. he excelled at both. He was well liked and always positive and was a great role model for his students and me .

  • Sean Ridley Posted February 25, 2022 3:08 pm

    My deepest sympathies to the McMenamin family, coach Mac inspired, coached and educated so many young men who came through the halls of Omaha Central high school. I have nothing but great stories and found memories. God Bless!

  • William Hoese Posted February 25, 2022 3:59 pm

    An old friend from High School…many memories from the lunch room (commons)…as we heckled teachers…and then he became one…he will be missed.

  • Darnell Ridley Posted February 25, 2022 7:21 pm

    It was truly shocking to hear about the passing of Coach Mac. My brother and I were just reminiscing about him earlier this week. As always he’ll be remembered fondly. My condolences goes out to the McMenamin family. Coach Mac touched many lives positively & was a great figure of a man. God bless.

  • Barbara Brundo Posted February 26, 2022 9:48 am

    Uncle Pete and Aunt Anna Car were very important to my father, Nickolas Mrzlak, as Anna was his mother’ Barbara’s older sister. Barbara died when he was four years old, making the Cepuran-Car family line very special to him. I am sorry for your loss.

  • Andrew Kerley Posted February 26, 2022 10:22 am

    Thoughts and prayers to the McMenamin family. Coach Mac taught me a lot about football and powerlifting; but more about life, how to be a man and have a positive impact on the world. Growing up without a father, all of my Central coaches were father-figures to me and I carried those lessons to my children. You will be dearly missed.

  • Elijah W Collins Posted February 26, 2022 7:47 pm

    May God bless and keep the family and cover them with his love in their time of need. Coach Mac was a wonderful mentor of young man. I really enjoyed having him as a weight lifting coach and also a track coach. May he rest in peace.

  • Bobby Bass Posted February 27, 2022 11:11 am

    To Kim,joe jr,and John My heart goes out to all of you Big Mac wasa great husband,father,coach, and Friend!He allied me to experience some of the greatest times and experience’s of my life! And I will forever be grateful to you guys!andhim! Thanks God bless you all!

  • Andrew Regan Posted February 27, 2022 11:50 am

    My deepest condolences to the McMenamin family. Like many others, to me, he was Coach Mac. My brother played for him and so did I. There were a lot of great teachable moments that I still remember today. I was also his teachers aid for weight training so I got to spend some good time with him while I was at Central. Coach Mac will forever be linked to Eagles football and to the growth and success of many great young men. He will surely be missed. Class of ’04

  • Anita & Craig Jackson Posted February 27, 2022 6:44 pm

    Our hearts and prayers go out to the family. We are so sorry for your loss. Joe was a great guy and will be deeply missed.

  • Parnell Bryant Posted February 28, 2022 7:30 am

    My condolences to the family. I was on the team when Coach Mac started coaching at Central in the summer of 78. He was a great leader and coach who cared about his players. Through his leadership Central became a prominent football, track, powerlifting program. Thank you Coach Mac for having faith in me. Parnell Bryant Class of 81

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