Ralph D. Marasco

Ralph D. Marasco

July 11, 1960 – March 24, 2020


Preceded in death by parents, Sam and Jean.  Survived by son, Nico (Brittany Kelly); siblings: Christine Fisher (Bill), Liz Marasco,  Mary Haeg (Brad), Angela Herfindahl (Eric), Mickey Holthe (Norm), Jennie Culton (Dustin); uncle, Don Marasco; Nico’s mother, Kristi (Bill) Wurgler; many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Mass Saturday July 11, 2020 at 10am at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church (119 & Pacific St), followed by a reception from 11:30-2:30 at Happy Hollow Country Club.  Memorials to Mount Michael, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church-Elkhorn or the Salvation Army.







  • Monica Seybold Posted March 26, 2020 7:40 am

    Thoughts & prayers to the Marasco family. Ralph was a friend & co-worker of mine. He will be missed terribly!

  • Michaelanne “DeJoy” Pagan Posted March 26, 2020 8:59 am

    Dear Marasco Family, I am very sorry to hear about Ralph. I have many fond memories of him from long ago. I will be keeping you all in my prayers. With Deep Sympathy, Michaelanne “DeJoy” Pagan

  • Chris Gaul Posted March 26, 2020 9:56 am

    I worked with Ralph as a grocery bagger at the Hinky Dinky on 50th and Center in 1976. He was a very energetic, upbeat young man who quickly went on to bigger things than pushing grocery carts. We never crossed paths again, but I never forgot working with Ralph.

  • Margie Ann Silvestrini Posted March 26, 2020 10:16 am

    Liz and family
    So very sorry 💔 prayer 🙏 and hugs and may God watch over you all.

  • Paul Morrison Posted March 26, 2020 12:15 pm

    Was introduced to Ralph in 1999, from then on, he immediately became a mentor, lifelong friend, and someone you could truly count on at any moment in your life which is extremely rare in this society today. Ralph was admired and well respected in the Omaha community, the saying went, “Did Ralph sell another house again today?” In my book, he will be always be remembered as a Real Estate Legend, Incredible Father/Family Man, Ambassador to our community, and a Great Friend…If we take any quality of Ralph’s, we will become a better overall person…My condolences go to Nico and the Marasco Family during this difficult time. God Bless.

  • Bob Reynolds Posted March 26, 2020 12:28 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Ralph and the family. Ralph and I were good friends in High School at Prep and grew up in the neighboring parishes of Holy Cross and St Thomas More. While we haven’t stayed in touch over the years, I remember fondly his energy, kindness and intelligence. RIP old friend.

  • Michael Elston Posted March 26, 2020 2:13 pm

    Thoughts and Prayers to the Marasco family and all of Ralph’s friends. Ralph and I meet in the late 70’s at Bergan Mercy Hospital, we both worked maintenance (mostly painting the boiler-room pipes and listening to the Bee Gees). He always made me smile!

  • Adam Baber Posted March 26, 2020 4:24 pm

    I had the pleasure of knowing Ralph for 15 or so years. I worked for him at Club Nico and he was always an up beat and funny guy. I consider him a friend and a mentor and he will be sorely missed. My deepest condolences to Nico and the whole Marasco family.

  • Carrie Ann Vickers Posted March 27, 2020 12:43 pm

    Oh Ralph!! You will be greatly missed. 😔 My condolences to the Marasco family!

  • Kim Irlbeck Gros Posted March 27, 2020 6:00 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with Ralph’s family. He was a good friend in high school. He had an infectious smile and truly was a friend to everyone.

  • Cyndie Miles Posted March 28, 2020 12:01 am

    I’m so heartbroken for you all Ralph was a Amazing man who was the best brother to you girls, and best Uncle to all the kids prayers to all of you honestly so heartbroken for this happening Hope you all are taking care of yourself at this time love to all 🙏🙏

  • Cathy Gudenrath Posted March 28, 2020 1:03 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Ralph was a kind andgenerous man.

  • Timothy F Vana Posted March 28, 2020 1:07 pm

    I am shocked at Ralph’s passing. He was always a polite, courteous and conscientious person. He was a light in the darkness of life. I was struggling recently, due to surgery and related not working. He was kind and helpful. You meet someone like him only a few times in life, and that’s what made him special. I’ll strive to live the remainder of my life inspired by Ralph, and urge others to do so.

  • TM Posted March 28, 2020 3:11 pm

    Rest in Peace my friend.

  • Connie Luczynski Tushner Posted March 28, 2020 5:02 pm

    I have great childhood memories of Ralph and his sisters as our family lived directly across the street from his. Neighborhood kids on top of our hill would gather to play kick ball, jump rope or just hang out on someone’s front porch or patio. Simple pleasures. My heartfelt prayers go out to his sisters, Uncle Noodles and all who loved Ralph.

  • Gary and Marty Sehn Posted March 28, 2020 5:43 pm

    Nico and family- Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Garret, Gary and I know what a great guy your father was and he will be dearly missed. He was truly special and you were blessed to have him as your father, role model and mentor. Rest of Peace.

  • Tony Aguilera Posted March 28, 2020 8:12 pm

    To Nico and the Marasco Family,
    Ralph will be missed and remembered for being a legend in real-estate; but more importantly a Giant in Human Relationships. Giving his time, talent, and treasure and friendship to OMAHA. Prayers of Peace And Strength to the family.

  • Kathleen McCallister Posted March 29, 2020 8:46 am

    I had not seen Ralph for many years, but remember him well from grade school and what a very kind and nice fellow he was. I have followed his success and clearly he always remained the all around kind person he was a young man. God bless your family in this time. My prayers are with you!

  • Victoria Darmody Posted March 29, 2020 6:18 pm

    Knew Ralph many years ago living on Leavenworth Circle. A great neighbor . He was a hard working and dedicated individual. My Prayers during your loss..

  • Rick Whiteley Posted March 29, 2020 11:41 pm

    Hey Ralphie it been a few years we seen each other. It still doesn’t make the pain of your loss any easier. But let’s remember the good times when we worked together in the 70’s and 80’s and the city league basketball we played. I can still remember your move to steal the ball. They never saw it coming. You turned me on to the piano man. I’m going to treasure our memories and make sure you keep the Lord laughing with your humor. Thanks for being a friend.

  • Tremain Gardner Posted March 30, 2020 4:47 am

    My prayers and thoughts go out to the family. Ralph made a lasting impression on My life I will always consider him a good friend. I’m so saddened by the news I just pray his family has the strength and makes it through this.

  • Cindy Anderson & Cathy Smith Posted March 30, 2020 10:36 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

  • Wally Huber Posted March 30, 2020 12:30 pm

    I always looked forward to Ralph and his crew coming to the Champions Club on football Saturday chanting my name on the way in. That always put a smile on my face. Ralph will be truly missed, but I also know he was the type of man who gave anyone he knew a reason to celebrate the good fortune of having known him

  • Kevin Kermeen Posted March 30, 2020 4:21 pm

    Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember our dearly departed. May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days,

    My condolences to the Marasco family

  • Suzi Modlin Posted March 30, 2020 7:53 pm

    You have my sincere condolences. I’ve know Ralph for years, as a fellow Realtor but not as a close friend, I I respected Ralph and thought very well of him and thought he was a very nice person. I know he did a lot of work and will be missed by many. Sincerely, Suzi Modlin

  • Derek Marotta Posted March 31, 2020 7:47 pm

    Nico…my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Your dad was taken much too soon. I didn’t know him well, but I participated in a couple of trainings he did at BHHS and found him knowledgeable as well as funny. He will be missed.

  • Terry and Kathy Davis Posted March 31, 2020 11:28 pm

    Nico – Kathy and I are so sorry for your loss. Ralph was a special person and he will be missed. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Sherryl Longacre Posted April 1, 2020 9:12 am

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Ralph was someone that I knew and looked up to for his very personal way of conducting business. I believe in the same style of doing business and was so glad to know that there were successful realtors that had the same values. He will be truly missed.

  • Mary Marasco Haeg Posted April 1, 2020 9:47 am

    To my brother Ralph, the years may wipe out many things but the memories will last forever. The hot humid Omaha summers delivering newspapers in South Omaha in the blue tempest, dodge ball in the backyard with neighborhood kids. Mercy dances, Prep footballs games, your Gold Trans-Am and that annoying PA system. Seafood feasts with friends on Gertrude Street. You working at Finocchiaro’s, me at United Distillers (Mary must be a spy for Ralph). Dancing at my wedding and you asking me, “does Brad really have to wear flannel?” Bringing Hugh and Howie to Omaha and spending time with Nico at your house (Big Fred’s pizza was a must). Finally, one story that always made you laugh Ralph included two things – a trip to Richman Gordman and your Trans-Am. You left a legacy with Nico and you will be missed by many.

    Love you,

  • Scot Cockson Posted July 6, 2020 10:05 am

    Dearly Beloved Marasco’s,
    My prayers are with you all. I have the best memories of Ralph as a high school classmate. I knew he was a special individual even back then…. and destined to be one of the “Men for Others” for life. Words are not enough to express my feelings. Know you have a community that supports you, one you have maybe never met, but has been part of your life through Ralph. Carry his joy, Share the same love you felt from Ralph with those in the future. Continue his legacy. My prayers are with you and His strength is sufficient for you now and forever! We love you.

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