William F. O’Neill, Sr., 89, of Pottsville, passed away Sunday, December 6th, at his residence.
Born in Pottsville, on September 20, 1931, a son of the late Rose A (Fishola) and David J. O’Neill.
He was the widower of Dorothy A. “Dolly” (Holzer) O’Neill, who passed away October 9, 2016.
He served in the U.S. Army and in 1955, Bill opened his own upholstery shop in Schuylkill Haven, Kustom Kraft. He was a member of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven.
He is survived by two daughters, Diane E. Crouse & husband, David, Deer Lake, and Karen M. Strickland & husband, James, Jr., Pottsville, and six sons; William F. O’Neill, Jr., Pottsville, John D. O’Neill & wife, Patty, Orwigsburg, James P. O’Neill & wife, Patrice, Lenhartsville, Joseph M. O’Neill & wife, Diane, Pottsville, Jeffrey L. O’Neill & wife, Shelly L., Hamburg, and Patrick K. O’Neill, Schuylkill Haven.
He is also survived by grandchildren; Jason & Brian Crouse, Daniel O’Neill, Colleen (O’Neill) Segal, Katy (O’Neill) Wray, Kelly (O’Neill) Nunemacher, Kyle O’Neill, Christopher O’Neill, Erin, Briana & Shannon Strickland, Connor O’Neill and Samantha & Victoria O’Neill, eleven great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Bill is preceded in death by grandson, Joseph O’Neill, daughter in law Stacie O’Neill and brothers David and Francis O’Neill.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church in Schuylkill Haven, on Tuesday, December 15th at 10:30 am with Rev. Msgr. Edward S. Zemanik officiating.
A visitation will be held prior from 9:30 – 10:15 at the Church.
Interment will be held at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.
At the family’s request, memorial donations may be made to St. Ambrose Building Fund, 201 Randel Street, Schuylkill Haven PA 17972.