Richard Lee Hurley

Richard Lee Hurley

Sep 5, 1940 – Sep 8, 2017

Age 77, of Omaha.  Born on September 5, 1940 in Sioux City, Iowa; died on September 8, 2017 in Omaha after a brave battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mora and Myrtie (Wagner) Hurley; brothers, Eugene and William.  He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Mary; daughters, Ann Bearth and René Gochenour (Frosty); grandchildren: Meagan and Sami Gochenour, Ryan, Sean and Sarah Bearth; sister, Marion Singer (Sid); many relatives and friends.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, Sept 13th from 5pm to 7pm at the Bel Air Chapel, 12100 W. Center Rd.  CELEBRATION OF LIFE Thursday, Sept. 14th at 1:30pm followed by reception at the Bel Air Chapel.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Richard Hurley Memorial Fund.


Rich graduated from Omaha North High School (Class of 1959), McCook Junior College (Class of 1962), and obtained his degree in Mortuary Science from Worsham College (Class of 1963).  He served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves after which he became an accomplished entrepreneur as a partner in Hennessey, Van Cleave and Hurley Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, IA, an associate broker at Berkshire Hathaway Real Estate in Omaha, and many other successful enterprises.  He was elected to the OPPD Board of Directors in 2014, and was also a member of West Omaha Rotary. Rich was a licensed pilot, a Master Mason, a Shriner, and a member of Kiwanis.  He loved traveling, enjoyed a good glass of cabernet, and delighted in family ping pong tournaments.  He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. He always lent a compassionate helping hand to others and was a respected role model to many.




  • Ann Rholl Posted September 11, 2017 4:48 pm

    . He was a great guy and I will miss our annual dinner and conversation. Sending Love and Hugs, Ann

  • randall pryor Posted September 11, 2017 6:11 pm

    Always enjoyed working with Rich on auctions and real estate closings. What a Gentleman
    Randy Pryor Woodbine, Iowa

  • Tom Leach Posted September 12, 2017 10:34 am

    My condolences to all of Dick’s family. I have wonderful memories of our days at North High.

  • Terry Reard Posted September 13, 2017 7:21 pm

    I’ve known Dick for 62 years and in those early years we had many good times. Our paths passed several times in the years that followed. Thanks to Tony Sortino for keeping me informed of Dick’s endeavors. Mary, Diane and I are so sorrow for you, the girls, and the rest of your family.

  • Kay Carne Posted September 14, 2017 12:55 pm

    I met Rich through his role on the OPPD Board. He was kind, open to listening, really seemed to care about public opinion and making the right decision. My condolences to all of his family, he will be missed.

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