Ray A. Kuta
1944 - 2021
Kuta, Ray A.

December 16, 1944 - January 9, 2021

Survived by wife Jackie; daughters, Brittany (DJ) Klusaw, Amity (Kevin) Kennedy; son, Paul (Alex) Kuta; grandchildren: Tessa, Ellie, Cooper, Preslee, Isabella, Everleigh, and Calvin; special cousins, Debi and Greg Hartl, Letha Feeney, and Aunt Betty Marinkovich.

Omaha Firefighter for 31 years and owner of Kuta's Korner Bar from 1994-2006.

In honor of Ray and his love of food, memorials can be sent to the Food Bank for the Heartland, Catholic Charities, or another charity which holds a special place in your heart. Private family service with a celebration of life later in the year to share your funny stories about Ray.


West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Rd.

(402) 391-3900 | www.heafeyheafey.com
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Published by Omaha World-Herald from Jan. 12 to Jan. 13, 2021.
No memorial events are currently scheduled.
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Funeral services provided by:
Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler Mrts & Crematory
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Jackie, I am so sorry about Ray. No words can make this better but just know we all are thinking about you and your family.
Sherrie Graeve
January 17, 2021
Goodbye my friend. We had some great times together. Both on thr OFD and the apartments we shared over the years. I will miss you.
Frank Kankousky
January 17, 2021
Jackie, I´m so sorry for your loss! My deepest sympathy to you and your entire family! Please let me know if you need anything! Hugs!!!
Christy Kofoed
January 16, 2021
Jackie and family, we are so saddened to hear of Ray's passing. He was such a great, fun loving and considerate friend to all. He will surely be missed.
Terry and Barb Payne
January 14, 2021
I had so much fun working with Ray. He was part of my dream team, at 31s, Bio (Jim Biodrowski), Stosh(Stan Simon), and Ray(crowd control), aka, "the enforcer". The stories are endless! Hated that I couldn't visit him. He may be gone, but Ray lives on in our hearts and minds.
Fred Ferguson
January 14, 2021
Ray always had a big heart & a big smile. He was a loyal friend. I still use his mom´s chili recipe, he was so proud of her. My sympathies to his family from an old friend (mid-1960´s) Donna in Texas
Donna Zuckweiler Bopp
January 14, 2021
Jackie, thinking of you and sending you lots of love. I'm so very sorry for your loss.
Sue Tatby
January 14, 2021
Condolences to the entire family. May Ray rest in peace...
Joyce Wright
January 13, 2021
JACKIE, So Sorry to hear of the passing of Ray, YOU HAVE OUR CONDOLENCES, OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ! Bob & Kathy Waszgis
Robert waszgis
January 13, 2021
Ray was fun to be around and an all around good guy. I am sorry for your loss.
Bill Howell
January 13, 2021
Ray and I grew up in the same neighborhood.Always a warm welcome whenever we ran into each other. Prayers to the family
Carol( Plambeck)Maly
January 13, 2021
I am so sorry to hear about Ray's passing. My family was friends with his while I was growing up. I remember his family, including aunts and cousins (Debbie Feeney was one of my best friends growing up). I'll say prayers for the family.
Annette Chipman
January 13, 2021
Jackie and family. We are very sorry to hear about Ray. I was lucky to have work with him. He always had a story to tell. God bless Ray, you and your family.
Dave & Judy Kava
January 13, 2021
Jacque and family, we are so sorry to hear about Ray. May God grant all of you comfort. He was a wonderful man. RIP Ray
Kevin and Mary Duffy
January 13, 2021
My deepest sympathy to the Kuta family. Ray was a great guy and treated my parents very well after Dad retired from OFD. He is in my prayers
john owens
January 13, 2021
Our deepest sympathy to the entire Kuta family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ray was a great guy and we have wonderful memories of him.
Leo and Kathy Sova
January 12, 2021
Had many good times what a great guy my sympathy to all
barry McGinn
January 12, 2021
Kathy and I are sorry to hear of your loss, you are in our thoughts.
Leonard Palmisano
January 12, 2021
Sorry to hear about Ray passing. We had a good time at the shop.
Don from shop
January 12, 2021
Sorry to hear about Ray, Jackie! God bless him and the rest of the family! You have the most beautiful grandkids!
John Stella
January 12, 2021
Jackie & kids, So sorry to hear of Ray's passing. You are in my thoughts & prayers.
Barb Daley
January 12, 2021
I am fortunate to be able to say that Ray Kuta is my uncle. Growing up in Louisiana, my sister and I would spend most of our summers in Omaha visiting my grandparents. One of the things I looked forward to most on my visits was spending time with my uncle. We would go to movies, play at the arcade, spend time at the firehouse and most importantly visit the local bars to see his friends so he could show off his niece and nephew (I loved ordering root beer thinking I was so cool). Uncle Ray was funny, kind, a bit crazy, and exactly what an uncle should be. He let me get away with things my parents would never let me do like staying up until the wee hours of the morning watching movies on Showtime and Cinemax. I looked up to him and wanted to be like him. Unfortunately, as it happens many times as we get older, I didn´t spend much time with my uncle after my childhood as I was busy building my own life and family. However, that will never take away the great memories I have of him and hopefully he felt the same way. He will always fill a special place in my heart. RIP Uncle Ray.....I love you.
Brian Smith
January 12, 2021
Jackie, Brittany, Amity, Paul, I am so very sorry for your loss. Ray was a great guy & he will be greatly missed by the World that he lit up with his laugh. God bless Ray and all of you.
Geri Urban
January 12, 2021