Anthony “Tony” Samuel Grazziano

Anthony “Tony” Samuel Grazziano, Sr.  Age 71 of Omaha passed away February 13, 2020.

He was born May 31, 1948 in Omaha, Nebraska to Samuel J. and Jennie Rose (Spitella) Grazzaino.

Tony took the first 911 call for the City of Omaha. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Tony is survived by his wife of 51 years Jan, children; Kristi and David Cornish, Anthony and Cristina Grazziano, Jr. and Lisa Palermo, grandchildren; Christopher, Kyle, Preston, Grace, Paxton and Cody, family and friends.  The family would like to express a special Thank You to the staff of the Buffett Cancer Center for the kindness and great care that Tony received during his illness.

Visitation: Monday, February 17th from 5:00 to 8:00 PM with Wake Service at 7:00 PM, Roeder Mortuary, 2727 N. 108th Street Omaha, NE.

Mass of Christian Burial: Tuesday, February 18th at 10:30 AM, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1723 S. 17th St. Omaha, NE. Interment: Holy Sepulchre Cemetery

Sterling Norman Peterson

7/29/1935 – 2/13/2020

Omaha – Preceded in death by parents Harry and Emma; wife Carol; sister Darlene Holmberg. Survived by wife Barbara; son Craig; daughter Julie Lassley (Ron); grandsons Mitchell and Haaken; granddaughters Jessica and Jennifer Lassley Knight; brother Merle; sister Florence Doran. Visitation Sunday 1-3pm at Roeder Mortuary, 2727 N. 108th St Omaha. Funeral Service Monday (2/17/2020) 11am at Lutheran Church of The Master, 2617 S 114th St. Omaha. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Diane (Morrison) Kennedy

Mary Ann Barry

4/22/1933 – 2/12/2020

Mary Ann Barry, age 86 of Omaha, passed away February 12, 2020.  She was born April 22, 1933 to John V. and Juanita (Fiehler) Benham of rural Wellsville, Kansas.  After graduation from Wellsville High School, she attended Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas.  She received B.A. Degrees in Music and Education.  Mary Ann married Leonard S. Barry on June 2, 1957.  They moved to Omaha in 1964.  She was a homemaker while her children were young, then worked for nearly 20 years as a para-educator at Morton Junior High.

She was an active member of the Maplewood United Methodist Church for over fifty years, serving many roles including Sunday School teacher, youth choir director, adult choir director, United Methodist Women, choir member, and various church committees.  She also served as a Cub Scout Den Mother and assistant Camp Fire Girls leader for many years.  Her interests included traveling, reading, singing, playing piano, genealogy, sewing, crochet, and scrapbooking.  She loved collecting Mickey Mouse memorabilia and baking cakes and cookies for friends and family.  She was diligent in daily prayer for friends, family, and those in need.  She sent cards to countless family members and friends for all occasions – especially illnesses, birthdays, and anniversaries.

When asked what role God has in her life, she replied, “God has always been my personal savior.  He has led me each day, walked with me, and held my hand. He gives me peace and faith in the good times and bad times.  God has a place for me in heaven.  I will be at rest. My life has been guided by the love of God, family, and friends…knowing God was with me always.”

She is preceeded in death by her husband, Leonard.  She is survived by her two children: Son- Shawn Barry of Omaha; Daughter and Son-in-Law – Laura and Daryl Steinman of rural Dunbar; Grandson – Loren Steinman of Urbana, Illinois; one brother – Alvin Benham of Lafayette, Colorado; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation and viewing Sunday 1:00-3:00 PM at Roeder Funeral Home.

A family visitation (no viewing) is also scheduled for 5:00-7:00 PM Sunday evening at Marshall Funeral Home (1109 1st Corso – Nebraska City) with a prayer service at 6 PM.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday (2-17-20) at Maplewood United Methodist Church, 3535 Maplewood Blvd, Omaha.
Graveside services will be Tuesday (2-18-20) at 1 PM at Johnson County Memorial Gardens, Overland Park, Kansas.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Maplewood United Methodist Church or family’s choice.

Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th St – Omaha, NE 402-496-9000

Virginia L. Smith

7/28/1950 – 2/9/2020

Omaha – Preceded in death by parents, Johnnie B. and Elvira Wynne and sister, Linda Peterson. Survived by former husband and close friend, William A. Smith III; children, Crystal Wright (Joseph), JuVita Smith, William Smith IV;  grandchildren: Jason, Ja’Lea, Tai’Ler, Jarron, LaVina, Darren, Wylisha, Morlae, Mor’Ana, Bryson; brothers: Jerry, Johnny Jr., Elec and James Wynne; sisters: Denise Wynne, Patricia Harker (Chris), Roxanne Williams (Howard) and a wealth of other loving family and friends.

Funeral Service: 11:00 AM Monday (2/17/2020)  with visitation 1-hour prior to service at Roeder Mortuary, 2727 N. 108th Street,  Omaha, Nebraska 68164.

Roeder Mortuary, Inc. – 108th Street Chapel – 2727 N 108th St – Omaha, NE – 402-496-9000

Marie D. Howard (Kotrc)

James S. Edwards

1947 – 2020

James Stuart Edwards Age 72 of Omaha passed away on February 7, 2020.

He was born May 4, 1947 in Omaha, NE to John and Anna (Danaher) Edwards.

He graduated in 1966 from North High School.  Jim proudly served his country in the Navy Construction Battalion Seabees from 1967 to 1970 in Vietnam.  Jim taught at St. James and O.P.S. schools for 35 years.

Preceded in death by his son; David (2016).

Jim is survived by his wife of 44 years Debora, son; Kevin, sister; Joanne Kolosik, brother; Jerry Edwards (Bonnie), many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

Visitation: Wednesday, February 12th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, Roeder Mortuary, 2727 N. 108th St.

Graveside Service: Thursday, February 13th at 10:00 AM, Calvary Cemetery, 7710 W. Center Rd. with Military Honors.

Memorials may be directed to the Siena Francis House.

Laura M. Powers

5/17/1923 – 2/4/2020

Age 96 – Preceded in death by husband, William L. Powers; parents, Christian & Sena Hansen; brothers: Leslie, Herbert, Donald; sister, Irene and nephew, Paul.  Survived by nieces and nephews: Steven (Carol) Hansen, Judy Hansen, Pam Boyd, Joan (Russell) Christensen, Allen Hansen, Ron Hansen and a host of other loving family and friends.                     

Funeral Service: 11:00 AM (2/10/2020) Monday with visitation 1-hour prior at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, 1920 N. 102nd St., Omaha, Nebraska. Memorials to St. Leo’s Catholic Church or Lauritzen Gardens.   

The Pilot-Tribune & Enterprise in Blair, NE – 

Roeder Mortuary, Inc. – 108th Street Chapel – 2727 N 108th St – Omaha, NE – 402-496-9000

Eugene “Gene” McDonald

Richard L. Gilbride

6/3/1971 – 2/2/2020
Omaha – Preceded in death by Brother Dan and Step-Mother Irene. Survived by Wife Shannon, Children Cassidy, Kayla, Claudia, Drake, Roman, Khloe, Maxximus, Parents Kay and Chuck Baldwin of Des Moines, Violet and Dwight Gilbride of Ankeny, Siblings Christina Gilbride of Winterset, Misty VanDerKamp, Amy VanDerKamp, James (Kassidy) VanDerKamp, Ashley Frantz (Andrew), Dannielle (Noah) Quinn, many family and friends.

Richard Lee Gilbride was born on June 3rd, 1971 in Des Moines, Iowa. Rick lived in the Des Moines and Ankeny area his whole childhood, attending school at All Saints Catholic in elementary, and Dowling Catholic and Ankeny in high school. After graduation, he attended the University of Northern Iowa, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. He began his career at QuikTrip shortly after, in August of 1993. He worked there for 24 years, coming to Omaha in 1996 to help open a new division, eventually becoming a Manager and helping to open several new stores. He worked as an Umpire all over Nebraska and Iowa, officiating high school girl’s fast pitch softball. He was selected to officiate the Nebraska State High School Softball tournament for the last four years in a row. More recently, he had begun refereeing elementary school basketball on the weekends. Over the years, he coached softball, soccer, basketball and football, all for his children’s various teams, with his passion being basketball. Along with coaching his children’s teams, he was very involved with their schools, working on the athletic boards of both St. James/Seton Catholic school, and Roncalli Catholic high school.

The summer of 1993, Rick met Shannon Kueny, also a student at UNI. They were married in September of 2001, and had their marriage blessed at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic church on February 19, 2005. They had seven children over the course of 17 years, and they were the lights of his life. He loved being a father, and was so proud of each of them! He was also passionate about sports, working as The Commish of his fantasy football league for the last 20 years, and hosting our annual Superbowl party each year. He loved sports so much, he waited to leave us until halfway through the Superbowl of 2020! He loved the Iowa Hawkeyes, the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Miami Dolphins. He loved travelling, and new adventures. He loved his friends and family, and will be greatly missed.

Visitation Friday 3:00 – 7:00 PM with Vigil Service 6:30 PM at Roeder Mortuary. Funeral Service Saturday (2/8/20) 10:00 AM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church 114th & Fort Street Omaha, NE. In Lieu of Flowers Memorials to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th St – Omaha, NE 402-496-9000