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.