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Fred Joseph Aliano, Sr.

May 10, 1926 — June 25, 2024

Fred Joseph Aliano, Sr.

Fred was born “Alfio Giuseppe Filadelfo,” but has always gone by “Fred.” A first generation American, Fred was born to Sicilian immigrants from the small town of Lentini.

After graduating from Tech High School, Fred worked for Columbia Pictures shipping film to small town theaters in Nebraska and Iowa. Next, he traveled extensively for a chain of photo studios, from New England to the midwest. The next chapter of his life was at Mutual of Omaha where he worked as an underwriter and met his beloved wife, JoAnn. They married on July 23, 1981. Fred always referred to her as his “bride” even after 42 plus years of marriage. 

Fred was active and had many interests throughout his life. He enjoyed travel, and even went to Italy twice in his 80s. He was always on top of all the college sports scores, and was an avid fan of the Yankees, Husker football and golf. Fred also liked to cook. No one can forget his famous “Aliano’s Mamma Mia Spaghetti and Meatballs,” which he generously prepared for his family and friends, who affectionately call him “The Godfather.”

Fred loved meeting people and became fast friends with everyone he met. He always had a smile on his face and was quick with a funny story or a witty remark. He was an eternal optimist with a zest for life, even up to his last day. Fred was truly one of a kind and will be sorely missed. 

Fred was preceded in death by sisters Ida Gochenour, Lena Newman and Louise Campagna, and sons Fred Jr. and Mark Aliano. He is survived by his wife JoAnn Aliano, daughter-in-law Karen Aliano, grandchildren Joseph, Christina, Nicolas, Angela, Curtis and Krista, many great-grandchildren, other family and friends. A celebration of life will be held at 6pm on Tuesday, 7/2/24 at Roeder Mortuary, 2727 N. 108th St, with the family receiving friends from 4-6pm.











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