Thomas R. Hickey

Thomas R. Hickey

August 20, 1951 – November 22, 2019

Retired attorney from Omaha.  Survived by wife, Rhonda Chantry; step-daughters, Melissa (Scott) Downes and Jenae Nihsen; grandchildren: Chance, Sabrina, Sierra, and Laurel; sisters, Pam Epstein and Bobbie Cleary; sisters-in-law and spouses, Caroline (Jim), Barb (Glenn), and Ruth (Evrett); aunt Jean Schmitz; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends.  Preceded in death by parents, H. Thomas and Marjorie R. Hickey; brother-in-law, Richard Epstein; and our beloved dog Shady.  In life Tom was passionate about all Husker sports, his grandchildren, wine, nature, National Parks, the legal profession, and his Phi Kappa Psi brothers.

Family will receive friends Saturday, December 7th from 3pm to 4pm at the West Center Chapel followed by a MEMORIAL SERVICE at 4pm.  Memorials are suggested to the Stephen Center HERO Program or to the Richard J. Epstein Memorial Scholarship Fund, UNL Foundation.




  • Tiffany De Moudt Posted November 24, 2019 8:36 pm

    Uncle Tom will be dearly missed. All of Tom’s family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • JILL LINDBERG Posted November 25, 2019 10:55 am

    My sympathies to your family. I chatted with Tom last year. I worked for his dad at Rivett Lumber (in the admin office) for about five years in the late 70’s. I worked with Mr. Hickey, Eleanor Livdahl, Theresa Tabor & was the receptionist & accounts payable/receivable. Loved that job – Best Job I ever Had!!! I left to work for USPS. Time goes by so fast. I pray God’s Angels wrap their wings around you during this difficult time. Jill Ferbrache (Lindberg)

  • Charley and Dianna White Posted November 29, 2019 5:34 pm

    We were shocked to hear this terrible news. Rhonda and the family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Eric Rose Posted November 30, 2019 10:29 am

    So sudden. So sorry.

  • Darcy R Mahan Posted June 13, 2020 11:09 pm

    Rhonda and family, just today, (June 13, 2020) I have learned of Tom’s passing. I only know sketchy details of this awful event; but please know, as with many others, I am deeply saddened. Tom was such a down-to-earth person. He sincerely cared for so many people and for the beauty of our great lands. He was a delight to talk with and I know he is sorely missed by all of his family and close friends. My heart is with each of you as you work through this tragic loss!

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