Timothy James Duffy

Timothy James Duffy

November 27, 1960 – June 2, 2020


Duffy, Timothy J., Age 59.  Passed away June 2, 2020.  He was born on November 27, 1960 in Omaha, NE.

He attended University of Nebraska at Lincoln and proudly served in the USAF.  He was stationed in Mountain Home, Idaho and Oska, Japan.

He was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2017 and was determined to conquer the disease.

Tim loved spending holidays with his family.   He was a loving son, brother and devoted father.

He enjoyed Nebraska football and attending The College World Series.  Tim was a kind-hearted man who always lent a hand to anyone in need.

He was a member of Lifegate Church and found much comfort in his faith.  He was a longtime member of the Millard Club and enjoyed being a speaker and motivating others.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jerome Duffy.  Tim is survived by his loving mother, Claudia Duffy; daughter, Abbey Milder; sisters: Rose Hassenstab (Jim), Colleen Kepler, and Jennifer Huffman (Ed); brothers, Blaine Duffy (Jan), and Robert Duffy (Kellie); beloved friends, Emily and Ducky Milder, many nephews and nieces.

FUNERAL SERVICE: Saturday, June 6th, 3pm, at the West Center Chapel with military honors by Benson VFW Post 2503.  INTERMENT: Omaha National Cemetery.  Donations are suggested to the Visiting Nurses Association, or the Omaha Veteran’s Affairs Voluntary Services.


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  • JoLene Pavelka Posted June 4, 2020 5:52 am

    Forever remembered, forever missed. You are in my heart, my thoughts and my life always. May you be in peace and surrounded by love for eternity. Thank you for the memories, I will cherish them always. May the angels above guide your way and bring comfort to those you leave behind.

    • Tim and Tanya Emmerich Posted June 5, 2020 7:50 pm

      So well said, Jolene. Tim was a great friend, full of humor and love. So many good memories to hold onto. God bless you and keep you, happy in His Kingdom forever. Love you, bud.

    • Tim and Tanya Emmerich Posted June 5, 2020 7:58 pm

      Many good memories that will always be remembered. Tim made us laugh, think, and rejoice in life. Wish we would’ve spent time together more recently. Love you, man. May God bless you and keep you, happy in His Kingdom forevermore.
      Love, Tim and Tanya Emmerich

  • Sean Quinlan Posted June 4, 2020 7:19 am

    Good guy! He’ll really be missed. God rest his soul.

  • John Morris Posted June 4, 2020 7:55 am

    I have known Tim about 10 years and even in that time I understood what a special person he was. All my best to his family and friends.

  • Peter kruse Posted June 4, 2020 8:09 am

    A lot of great memories Timmy I will cherish them forever rest in peace buddy I’ll See You Someday

  • Jeff @maria Leonardo Posted June 4, 2020 8:40 am

    Truly sorry for the loss he is at peace now

  • Don Pesek Posted June 4, 2020 9:55 am

    Many friends and loved ones share in the loss of this very kind and gentle soul. With deep sympathy. Love, Don

  • Andrea Duffy Posted June 4, 2020 10:37 am

    Tim was very eloquent and had a good heart. When he decided to care for someone you could count on him. For his uncle Gene – my father – he was a true friend. I am grateful that Tim helped him for so many years. Thank you for really being there.

  • Roxanne & Dave Miller Posted June 4, 2020 10:48 am

    So sorry for your loss Jenny. Will be thinking and praying for you and your family during this difficult time.
    Love, Roxanne

  • Jeanette Frahm Posted June 4, 2020 11:47 am

    Wonderful memories of a wonderful human being who now enjoys heaven.

  • Natalie Guy Posted June 4, 2020 2:13 pm

    Tim truly was a giving & humble man. He always had a kind word to share. I loved his faith in God & his determination to make each new day special. I will miss him!!

  • Betty and Dwayne Lewis Posted June 4, 2020 2:13 pm

    Tim was such a nice guy he will be missed by many. Our prayers are for you all

  • Michelle Gerdes Posted June 4, 2020 3:33 pm

    Tim helped me through one of the toughest times of my life. He shared his knowledge and his faith with me, which I will never be able to explain how much that meant. My deepest prayers are with his family. Thank you Tim for all the good you have us!

  • Ronnie Suverkrubbe Posted June 4, 2020 3:43 pm

    Tim was much more than just a friend. He was a brother.

  • Tertius Kepler Posted June 4, 2020 4:07 pm

    Tim was always a very kind soul and will be missed very much my condolences to the family on this terrible loss. God-bless you all.

  • Tom Crews Posted June 4, 2020 4:19 pm

    Tim was always kind and considerate to all who came into his life. Sad to hear off his loss to cancer and grateful to have known him. Claudia it’s not supposed to happen this way but know you loved and sheltered Tim in early days. My prayers and heart go out to the entire Duffy family .may God bless you all

  • Cindy Bilderback Posted June 4, 2020 5:15 pm

    I met Tim while Abby was at the CDC for preschool & also through our church, Lifegate. He was such a nice man & he adored Abby. I am so sorry. Praying for comfort & may your happy memories with Tim help to sustain you.

  • Linda Lane Posted June 4, 2020 7:56 pm

    The Duffy family has been part of my life for 33 years and have considered myself as part of the family When i speak of Claudia, i always say, my Omaha momma . My heart is sad today, as i think of my friend Ti.m Duffy. Rest in peace, my friend and i will never forget Pipal Park. Godspeed, my friend.

  • Maggie Johnson Posted June 4, 2020 9:38 pm

    Sending prayers to all of Tim’s family and friends. I had known Tim since Grade School. It was always a pleasure to run into him and he will be greatly missed in our Community.

  • Susan Hart Posted June 4, 2020 11:50 pm

    Em. And Abby and the diuck are going to really miss this wonderful man. He certainly fought the good fight for a very long time and we have to believe he’s in a better place at last I am so sorry

  • Susan Slavik Larson Posted June 5, 2020 5:27 am

    I didn’t know Tim, but I’m very sorry, Claudia to learn of his death.
    My sympathy to all your family.. May the good Lord help you to bear this pain in days ahead.

  • Mark A Jones Posted June 5, 2020 12:24 pm

    It is with a heavy heart that I hear of Tim’s passing. I had the opportunity to spend a good amount of time with Tim as a friend and business partner. I can say with certainty that he was passionate about every person, every task, every opprotunity. He brought a lightness and ease to conversation and immediately made friends. What an incredible listener. I will miss his kind and caring personality but I am very happy he was in my life long enough to leave his mark on me.

  • Jerry Johnson Posted June 5, 2020 3:44 pm

    Tim was a good Man And a good friend like by all i’ll really be missed with a heavy heart rest in peace my friend🇺🇸🙏🏻☹️

  • Gerald johnson Posted June 5, 2020 3:51 pm

    Tim was a good man and a good friend rest in peace my friend

  • Rana McDermott Posted June 5, 2020 11:01 pm

    Rest in piece

  • Tim & Kay Ward Posted June 6, 2020 10:23 am

    My heartfelt condolences to the Duffy family and friends. Timmy was a friend who was full of life and I will always remember his fun and out-going spirit.

  • Jan Fischer Posted June 6, 2020 10:35 am

    I met Tim only a few times, but I know how much my daughter and son-in-law loved him. He loved Abbey and Emily dearly as well as his friends and animals. He will be greatly missed.

  • Bradley Dean Finn Posted June 6, 2020 12:58 pm

    Tim I wrote a 3 page tribute to my memories with you. and the impact your friendship has had on me these last 52 years together. the website said too long to text. this brief but heartfelt goodbye will have to be sent in a letter form to your family.
    i will greatly miss your wonderful personality, and lollygagger detector.my lifelong best friend.
    also the greatest live vocal performance art that i have ever seen. ever.
    I long to see you in the light again Mr, Duffy, till then, Stick.

  • Mark Fredrickson Posted June 6, 2020 1:58 pm

    Tim, was a dear friend of mine. I’m so sorry to all you family members that are grieving. I pray for repose of Tim’s soul and comfort and peace to all who mourn. God bless.

  • Mike Gollehon Posted June 6, 2020 3:26 pm

    Claudia and Abby and family,
    I watched Tim struggle for years and years. I saw his life devastated 11 yrs ago. Then I watched him get a gift. When he got that gift, he knew he couldn’t keep it unless he gave it away. He would share that gift every Friday night with us. I’m grateful to have witnessed his unselfishness, love and devotion to giving that gift.
    We couldn’t have have a truer, kinder friend in this life. We will miss him on Friday nights.
    We know that he is face to face with Jesus and resting in his comfort now.
    My sincerest condolences and sorry for your loss.

  • Jeff Annable Posted June 6, 2020 4:24 pm

    Over the years my friendship with Tim had developed into blood brothers in Christ. I am overcome with grief as I know all his family and everyone who knew Tim is. My deepest thoughts, prayers and sympathies go out to Claudia and the entire family 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️❤️ I love you all

  • Rhonda Chilton Schram Posted June 19, 2020 8:41 am

    I am so sorry to learn of Tim’s passing. I have always carried found memories of Tim from Childhood. I am so great full that early in life he helped me see good in the world even when it seemed there was not. He truly was an angel in place for those who needed someone to stand by them. In reflecting back Tim is one of a select few God has placed in my life to be of significance in my walk with Christ, & this journey we are all on. Tim helped to develop that Hope with in me that we all need to have. May God have blessings to all those who Tim knew. For he truly made this world a better place. May He Rest In Peace.

  • Gioia Tracy Posted September 10, 2020 12:49 am

    Tim spoke to me shortly after he was diagnosed. He had such a strong and positive attitude. He spoke lovingly of his daughter and was so proud to be in her life. Tim was a close friend of my husband; Bryce, and they shared some good times together. Bryce thought so much of him. Tim…..you were something very special…… I had been looking for you and calling your number for months ……….sorry this is where I found you. Much love in friendship, Tim…..My heart hurts…it is selfish to think of myself when those close to you suffer so much. I send hugs to them. Say hello to Bryce for me.

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