Thomas J. Subject

Thomas J. Subject

August 23, 1926 – February 19, 2021

VISITATION observing CDC guidelines Thursday, February 25th beginning at 10am at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2110 S. 32nd Ave., followed by MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 10:30am.  Memorials are suggested to Creighton Prep or Our Lady of Lourdes Church.

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Thomas J. Subject was born on August 23, 1926 and was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mary Sobczyk; brothers, Frank and Edward T.; sisters: Rita, Rose, Margaret, Bernice, Celia, Dorothy, and Madeline.  He has one surviving brother, Richard, who lives in California; nieces and nephews.

Tom graduated from Creighton Prep High School in 1938 and attended Creighton University for a short period of time.  He served almost two years in the U.S. Army (Jan. 1945 – November 1946) and had a long 39 year career working at Mutual of Omaha as a photographer and convention planner.  His work at Mutual of Omaha took him to many parts of this world.  Tom was also a wedding photographer and photographed over 2,000 weddings.

Tom was a long-time, active member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Omaha and was a very dedicated, devoted Perpetual Adoration member for many faithful years.  His firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace. 

His “claim to fame” was that he‘s never ever eaten a piece of pizza or hamburger; he loved all varieties of fruit, but not many vegetables, and always believed that a body should enjoy dessert before dinner. 

A Memorial Service will be held for Tom on Thursday, February 25th at 10:30am at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2110 S 32nd Avenue, Omaha, Nebraska, 68105.  Everyone is welcome.  Prayers and donations are requested to Our Ladies of Lourdes Catholic Church.




  • Vicki “Victoria” Voorhees Posted February 21, 2021 10:05 am

    Thomas … Now there won’t be anyone to call me “Victoria” any more … my heart is breaking and the tears are flowing. My Roger joins me in extending to your entire family and to Terry Fricke our heartfelt condolences. You lived a wonderful life and you were so generous to so many people along the way. I know that God was always with you while you were here on earth … and now you are with him in heaven. Take a lot of pictures throughout your new journey in life. You have always been a dear, dear friend and you will always have a special place in my heart. God bless you … your old and devoted friend, Vicki Rauch Treska Voorhees … also known to you only as “Victoria”

  • Nick Posted February 22, 2021 3:48 pm

    The measure of ones life is etched in the hearts of those that they have touched. You had a wonderful journey my friend..

  • Sue Bigsby Posted February 23, 2021 1:03 am

    Lumir Malimanek recommended Tom Subject highly to photograph my wedding. Tom Subject was absolutely wonderful — especially considering he had to put up with my mother catching a case of the crazies along with her impatience and the minus 23 degree weather that evening. God bless Mr. Subject as he was an awesome photographer and a very very kind gentleman. Deepest sympathy to the family.

  • Brian Cady Posted February 23, 2021 5:23 am

    Tom kept a lot of us out of trouble in the neighborhood and we shared some great memories on the river, the Ozarks, and the Orange bowl. Thank you for beautiful wedding pictures, both ours and our daughters. The ‘One time only’ graduation shoot was blast. God speed. NFA

  • Kathryn Morrissey Posted February 23, 2021 9:04 am

    While I have many memories of Tom, the one that epitomized his life for me was this one. During one of the many Mutual of Omaha convention trips, a large group of staff sat at a restaurant for a communal meal. A waitress patiently went to each person taking full orders — appetizer, entree, etc. When she came to Tom, he asked for a big slice of pie. The waitress smiled and said she’d hold one back and asked what else he wanted to eat. Tom smiled and his response went something like this, “My dear, I always eat dessert first. I’ll let you know after the pie if I have room for anything else.” Then he winked at her. We will miss you, Tom. When you and Eddie are watching the College World Series from the “sky box” this year, put in a good word for us! Fondly, Kathryn and Dan Morrissey

  • Bill and Evonne Williams Posted February 23, 2021 9:10 am

    Tom was a great guy. Took our odd ball Christmas card photos for several years. Stopped by his house last year for a tour and visit. Our condolences.

  • Rod Ulfers Posted February 23, 2021 4:23 pm

    I just received word that we will be doing military honors and I am glad this was requested. Although you didn’t take our wedding pictures (we got married during the World Series in 1970) you did provide us with Jim Kiel who did an excellent job and has since passed. Lots of fond memories

  • Debbie Revers Roder Posted February 25, 2021 7:48 am

    Tom was such a good friend to our Dad, Al Revers. I know he used Tom’s photography skills for many family gatherings. God bless you, Tom. Say hi to Dad when you see him .

  • Stephanie Posted February 26, 2021 11:02 pm

    Tom was such a good friend to my parents, Bill and Marilynn Hetzler. Always ready with a bowl of his homemade chicken soup. What a thoughtful devoted friend. Glad I got to know you through Dad. You shared many fun times on the mutual trips. Condolences to all who will miss you and loved you.

  • Mick Occhiuto Posted October 10, 2021 6:03 am

    Oh Tommy! I had no idea that you had left us. I had been trying to contact you and started worrying so searched your name. I am so sad my friend. So many great mentors of mine have been lost this year. I know you have a special place at His table and hope you will watch over us all until we join you in heaven. The Good Lord has a photographer now! I’ll miss you Tom. RIP

  • Edward Glavin Posted October 21, 2021 4:21 pm

    Rest in peace my long time friend and class mate from St. Joseph’s seminary.

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