9/7/1944 - 10/13/2021
Age 77 –Jim graduated from Creighton University. He was an avid outdoorsman and an amateur astronomer / scientist. For over 40 years Jim was the assistant Scout Master of Troop 570 and he was a Silver Beaver recipient. Jim worked for 25 years at Mutual of Omaha and then moved on to Catholic Mutual Group where he retired in 2007. He enjoyed having a beer and watching baseball on his deck.
Jim is preceded in death by his parents, James & Catherine; son, James W. and brother, Dennis M. He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Linda; children, John , Kathleen; grandchildren, Donovan , Andrew , Jacqueline; brother, Thomas C. ; sister-in-law, Caroline "Cookie" and a host of nieces, nephews, other loving family and friends.
Private Family Mass - Monday at St. Leo's Catholic Church, 1920 N. 102nd St. Omaha, Nebraska. Burial at Calvary Cemetery in Omaha, Nebraska.
In lieu of flowers please direct memorials to the James W. Leary Band Scholarship at Creighton Prep, 7400 Western Ave., Omaha NE 68114.
Roeder Mortuary, Inc. - 108th Street Chapel - 2727 N 108th St - Omaha, NE - 402-496-9000 www.RoederMortuary.com