John William Furey, Jr. January 25, 1957-April 9, 2023.
John entered into eternal life on Easter Sunday, surrounded by the love of his family and cradled in the arms of Jesus.
Left to cherish his memory are John’s loving wife, Deborah, his children Melissa, Patrick (Julianne), Jessica (Alex), Travis (Nicole), and Emily (Henry), his 13 grandchildren, his siblings Kevin and Mary Furey, Nancy and David Peters and in-
laws Kent and Gloria Phillips, Julie and Chris Torney, Doug and Karen Phillips, nieces and nephews, and
his lifelong friends Pat and Katie Gurnett.
John was greeted in Heaven by those who preceded him, including his parents, John W. (Bill) and Eleanore Tangney Furey, his nephew Michael T. Peters, and sister-in-law Cindy Furey.
John’s smile would light up the room. He loved history, reading, collecting baseball cards, trivia, traveling
with Deb, especially to see the grandchildren, participating in theater, and all things sports. John was a
tenacious goalie, a competitive softballer, an impactful coach, and a devoted fan, especially of his
beloved Creighton BlueJays. But most of all, John loved his family – his immediate family, his extended
family including his many cousins, his church family, his SEi work family and his extensive family of
John met lifelong friends first at St. Bernard’s elementary school, then at Roncalli High School
(according to John, it should have stayed Rummel) and finally Creighton University.
John was devoted to his faith, and lived out his discipleship in many ways, including through bible study, outreach, and
involvement in so many of the church activities.
Please join us in celebrating John’s life. Visitation Friday, April 14, 5:00-7:00 pm at Celebration Covenant
Church 16868 Giles Rd Omaha, NE 68136.
Celebration of Life, Saturday, April 15, 11:00 am, Celebration Covenant Church.
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, Memorials are suggested to Celebration Covenant Church.
His ashes will be cast into the water at his and Deb’s favorite spot in Swansboro, NC. Date to be
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