Larry Edward Lough

Larry Edward Lough

March 20, 1945 – November 26, 2020


Larry Edward Lough, 75, passed peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Thanksgiving Day.  Larry spent his career as a journalist at the Omaha World Herald. He possessed a wry sense of humor, a deep love for his family, was fiercely loyal to his friends and appreciated anyone who possessed a strong command of the English language. He was preceded in death by his son, Sean N. Lough; brother, Michael Lough. He is survived by his wife, Diana; daughter, Stephanie Lough; brothers, Steve (Sharon) and Tim (Linda).

There will be a virtual ceremony on Thursday, December 3rd at 11:00 am.  To view a live broadcast of the service, please visit and press the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.  This also will be recorded so that you can view it at a time of your choosing.

If you want to donate in Larry’s memory, his favorite charity was St. Vincent de Paul Society of Santa Clara County, PO Box 5579, San Jose, CA 95150-5579.  This is a national donation site.



  • Nancy Riccardi Posted November 29, 2020 7:28 am

    My memories of Thanksgivings with the McNeive/Lough clans are some of my best. Larry was always central in the good times. It is ironic that he left this planet on that day. RIP dear Cousin.

  • Dan Sullivan Posted November 29, 2020 12:54 pm

    Diana, so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. He was so great to work with at the World-Herald. Excellent editor, wonderful colleague. He also had a terrific sense of humor, which helped him keep his sanity in the early days of our first computer system. We probably averaged over one crash per edition.

  • Jim Fogarty Posted November 30, 2020 3:03 pm

    It was my honor to work nights at the Omaha World-Herald from 1969 through 1972 – when Larry was doing the same. I concur with all the fine comments about Larry’s journalistic skills and professionalism made in today’s World-Herald. My best to Diana and the family.

  • Joyce (McKenzie) Decker Posted November 30, 2020 4:59 pm

    Diana, I’m so sorry to hear about Larry. You and family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  • Susanna Von Essen Posted December 1, 2020 8:51 am

    Dear Diana,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. I hope that knowing that your friends are thinking of you helps you during this difficult time.
    Susanna Von Essen

  • Mary MaGrath Posted December 2, 2020 3:06 pm

    Dear Diana, My love and prayers go out to you. Larry was a special person in the lives of many people — myself included. Mary McGrath

  • Linda Love Posted December 2, 2020 8:44 pm

    Diana and Steph—A whole lifetime together cannot fill up the hole in your hearts in this moment, but if there were one tiny ray of comfort, it might be in the jig in heaven, by father and son reunited.again. It is inspiration to live well—right now! Hugs and Love!

  • Mike Patterson Posted December 3, 2020 12:22 am

    I worked with Larry for many years at the OWH. At times when everything seemed to be going wrong with our computers, Larry would calmly go about his business and get them working again. A nice guy and a credit to the newsroom.

  • Kaye Koehler Posted December 3, 2020 1:12 am

    Diana, Sending my love and sympathy. So sad to hear of his passing. Will be forever grateful to you both for making sure our class got together when we did. Larry made a special effort that weekend to let us all know that we were special to him. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I love you, my friend.

  • Jon & April Clark Posted December 3, 2020 11:15 am

    Linda & Tim – we were so sorry to hear about your brother. From all reports he was an amazing person. When the pastor said it was difficult to pick from all the great stories because there are so many – that says a lot. Please take care, and know we are praying for you for strength and peace of mind. April & Jon

  • Janet McFadden Posted December 3, 2020 11:17 am

    Larry was a fine man. It was our pleasure getting to know him. I wish we had had more time. In the early years of you living next door, I remember the parties and how much Larry liked to entertain.

  • Sandi Smith Posted December 3, 2020 11:28 am

    Diana and Steph, I am thinking about you, I love you and know that I am close for you.

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