Terrence D. O’Hare

Terrence D. O’Hare

November 16, 1946 – January 22, 2020


Terrence D. O’Hare, age 73.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Pauline O’Hare.  He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Linda (Losch) O’Hare; sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey and Nancy O’Hare of Saginaw, MI, Michael and Stacey O’Hare of Valley, NE, and Patrick and Deana O’Hare of Omaha, NE; ten grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Patricia O’Hare and Ron Durand; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Terry was born in Columbus, NE and grew up on a farm in North Bend.  He graduated from North Bend High School, Creighton University and Creighton School of Law.  He started his legal career with Boland Mullin and Walsh.  In 1988 Boland Mullin & Walsh merged with McGrath North.  Terry was a shareholder in McGrath North since 1988 and served on McGrath North’s Board of Directors for 30 years.  He was selected into the American College of Trial Lawyers in 1993.  His law practice spanned nearly 50 years and focused on aviation, airport operation and insurance underwriters.  For many years, until his passing, he served as the outside general counsel to the Omaha Airport Authority and Physicians Mutual Insurance Company.  His law practice took him to Federal and State courtrooms across the country and internationally.  In addition to his induction into the American College of Trial Lawyers, Terry was a Fellow in the Nebraska State Bar Foundation.  He was named to the “Best Lawyers in America” in Aviation Law and Insurance Law.  He served as President of the Omaha Bar Association and on the Executive Council.

In 1995 Terry embarked on a hobby of racing cars at Sunset Speedway and other nearby dirt tracks.  His car number was 77.  In addition, he built a bright yellow roadster which he drove in the 150 Anniversary of North Bend in 2006.  He enjoyed watching NASCAR races and Creighton Bluejays Basketball.

Terry was known for his impeccable appearance especially his heavily starched white dress shirts.  One friend told him that “he needed a flaw.  Terry was a gentleman in every way and was known for always exercising good judgment.  He was a great mentor to others and a caring provider to his family.  He will be dearly missed.

VISITATION begins Friday, January 24th at 6pm, at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church (11802 Pacific St.) followed by a VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, January 25th, 10:30am, St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, Creighton University School of Law or the Josie Harper Hospice House.





  • Bob & Jeannie Peterson Posted January 23, 2020 7:33 pm

    Our thoughts & prayers are with you!

  • John Cuttitta Posted January 24, 2020 9:32 am

    so sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Diane and Dave Flynn Posted January 24, 2020 11:37 am

    We are so sorry to learn of Terry’s passing. So many great Creighton memories come to mind and his love of family, friends and racing. May those wonderful memories sustain you, Linda and family.

  • Kevin Nichols Posted January 24, 2020 3:45 pm

    Terry was a longtime friend to Conagra’s Aviation Team. He was so helpful to us in many ways. He will be missed. Prayers to his family and colleagues at McGrath.

  • Dede Conway Posted January 24, 2020 4:35 pm

    So sorry to hear this. He sounded like an amazing man. I am sending a big hug and many prayers (long distance.)Take care of yourself and family.

  • Nancy Knoell Posted January 24, 2020 8:17 pm

    Linda and family—so sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts sending your way. Save the memories in your hearts!❤️

  • Deborah LaBerge Posted January 24, 2020 8:42 pm

    Dear Linda, Jon and I send our heartfelt condolences to you and your family on Terry’s passing. We hope all the wonderful memories you have of your life together help you through this sad and difficult time. Love, Deborah

  • Rochelle Satrapa (Rocky) Posted January 25, 2020 7:49 am

    I am so so sorry to here this I waited on Terry and Linda for the last 20 yrs at Big Fred’s he was always a nice kind and generous man that had alot of knowledge. Terry you will be missed at Big Fred’s rest in heaven.

  • Lee & Jerry Chiplock Posted January 25, 2020 10:06 am

    Sending our love and condolences to you and your family.

  • Alice Fink Posted January 25, 2020 4:18 pm

    With deepest sympathies on your loss. May your memories help you find peace during this difficult time.

  • John & Mary Beth Losch Posted January 26, 2020 1:36 pm

    Your work is over it has been given to the Lord

  • Tim and Jan Pugh Posted January 28, 2020 11:34 am

    Linda: We were shocked to learn if Terry‘a death. He was a great friend. We will never forget the great times we had together. The world shines a little less bright without Terry in it. If you need anything please don’t hesitate to lean on us.

  • Mary Alice Dombrowski Posted February 1, 2020 8:53 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss and for the deep sorry you must feel.

  • Kathy Frandsen Posted February 3, 2020 4:06 pm

    I was so sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. He was my boss about 35 years ago at Boland, Mullin & Walsh. We lived in Omaha while my husband attended dental school at Creighton. Terry was a wonderful boss! He was always thoughtful and kind and especially compassionate when my Grandfather passed away by sending flowers back to Utah. He was an amazing man, made a difference in many lives, including mine, and will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

  • Dr. Steven Bennett Posted May 31, 2020 4:32 pm

    I apologize for the late message of condolences but, I actually just read of Terry’s death. I thought about him today and did a Google search. I was shocked to learn of his passing. Terry was an exceptional man. He was a premier attorney and I had the pleasure of working with, and learning from, Terry, on multiple medical malpractice cases, with Terry as the lead attorney for the defense. I attempted to help as an expert witness for the defense. Terry was always so patient, understanding and sincere in his work and his public persona. He was a pleasure to work with and, even though we have not been in contact for several years, I will miss the Terry O’Hare that I knew. R.I.P. Terry and May His Memory Be A Blessing.

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