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Borst, Henry E., Age 90

Borst Henry website

Date of Birth: 11/12/1926

Date of Death: 05/11/2017

Services: Monday (5-16-17) 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Omaha, Nebraska.

Visitation: Visitation Monday (5-15-17) 4:30 to 6:30 PM with a Wake Service at 6:30 PM at the John A. Gentleman 72nd Street Chapel, Omaha, Nebraska.

Interment: Wed (5-17-17) 11:00 AM Calvary Cemetery, Omaha, Nebraska.

Retired from Bozell and Jacobs and an Archeologist.

Survived by life long friend, Jo Russo; numerous nieces and nephews.

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O'Brien, Richard "Dick" J., Age 89 years

OBrien Richard website


Date of Birth: October 11, 1927

Date of Death: May 10, 2017

Services: Mass of Christian Burial Monday, May 15, 2017 at 10:00AM at St. John Catholic Church at Creighton University

Visitation: Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 6:00PM at St. John Catholic Church

Wake: Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 7:00PM at church

Inurnment: Calvary Catholic Cemetery

Dick was an alumni and life-long Creighton Blue Jay fan. He graduated from Creighton Prep in 1945, Creighton University in 1949 and Creighton Law in 1952. He was a member of the Serra Club and Christian Life Communities and also an avid golfer.

Preceded in death by parents, Richard and Geraldine O’Brien; sister, Mary Louise Tunakan. Survived by wife of 61 years, Renee; children, Phil O’Brien, Wynne (Lewis) O’Brien Persons, Christopher (Shayla) O’Brien, and Guy O’Brien (Gina Durfee); grandchildren, Meghan (Matt Spies), Maureen O’Brien, Alex Steinmetz, Brogan and Tynan O’Brien, Maya, Malcolm and Maura Durfee O’Brien; sisters, Patricia O’Brien and Geraldine Kerby; many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. John Catholic Church, Christian Life Community or St. Vincent de Paul Society.


Swanson, Robert N., Age 75

Swanson Robert website

Date of Birth: 04/26/1942

Date of Death: 05/09/2017

Services: Memorial Service Saturday (5-13-17) 10:00 AM at the Embassy Suites Ballroom, 12520 Westport Parkway, LaVista, Ne.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers please visit the families Go Fund Me page for more information.

Survived by wife, Marolyn Swanson; daughters, Cindy (Gene) Siadek, Danya (Enrique) Gutierrez; grandchildren, Jake Robert and Abby Siadek; sister, Bonita (Dale) Rosen; numerous nieces and nephews.


Skaff, Delano "Del", Age 75

Skaff Del website

Date of Birth: 10/01/1941

Date of Death: 05/07/2017

Services: Monday (5-15-17) 10:30 AM at St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, Omaha, Nebraska.

Visitation: Sunday (5-14-17) 5:00 to 7:00 PM with a Memorial Prayer Service at 7:00 PM at St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church, Omaha, Nebraska.

Interment: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Omaha, Nebraska.

Memorials: St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church or St. Jude Hospital.

Preceded in death by parents, George and Delia Skaff; nephew, Vince Skaff. Survived by wife, Bonnie Skaff; daughter, Andria (Paul) Niles; son, Eric (Lindsay) Skaff; grandchildren, Thomas, Sophia and Zoe Niles, Isabella and Gianna Skaff; brother, Duane (Wanda) Skaff; nieces and nephews.
Del was born in Sioux City Iowa. He graduated from Central high school (1960) and Morningside College (1964) and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. He was a captain in the United States Air Force (Hamilton AFB) and served in South Korea during the Vietnam war. After marrying Bonnie Vallerino (1970) in California, they moved to Omaha. He began working at Northwestern Bell and retired after 32 years (Quest). He was a member of St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church, the Phoenician Club of Omaha, the Midwest Federation of American Syrian Lebanese clubs, American Legion, Tangier Shriners, Omaha Consistory/Scottish rite , the Masonic Blue Lodge, Northwestern Bell Retirees Association and he served on the Board of Directors of the west Omaha YMCA.  He and Bonnie moved to Texas in 2015 to enjoy mild winters, and spend more time with their grandchildren (in TX & AZ).  They enjoyed it - except one thing - there were too many Texas fans and not enough Huskers. 

Dormas, Patricia S., Age 71 years

Date of Birth: March 1, 1946

Date of Death: May 6, 2017

Services: Pending