John W. "Jack" O'Neil

John W. "Jack" O'Neil[1, 2, 3]

Male 1939 - 2002  (62 years)Deceased

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  • Name John W. "Jack" O'Neil 
    Nickname Jack 
    Born 29 Sep 1939  [4
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Dormont, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    as Director of Keystone Oaks School Board 
    Occupation Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    at Bethel Park High School 
    Occupation 2001  [5
    as a Guidance Counselor at Hollywood Hills High School 
    Residence From 2001 to 2002  Coconut Creek, Broward Co., Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 21 Apr 2002  Coconut Creek, Broward Co., Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried 25 Apr 2002  Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery, Royal Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    FamilySearch ID LJXS-MZX 
    Person ID I3316  Wendel Voigt Family Tree
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2013 

    Family Diane E. Orenyak  [1, 6
    Children 
     1. Patrick O'Neil
     2. John "Johnny" O'Neil
     3. Robert "Robbie" O'Neil
     4. Beth O'Neil
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F1450  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - as Director of Keystone Oaks School Board - - Dormont, Allegheny Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - at Bethel Park High School - - Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - From 2001 to 2002 - Coconut Creek, Broward Co., Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Apr 2002 - Coconut Creek, Broward Co., Florida Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 25 Apr 2002 - Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Cemetery, Royal Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., Florida Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S596] Letter from Lorraine Orenyak, [Orenyak pp. 3-8].
      Date: 20 March 1993
    2. [S643] Obituary of Elizabeth Orenyak, [Orenyak p. 14].
    3. [S644] Obituary of John W. "Jack" O'Neil, [Orenyak p. 33].
    4. [S64] Social Security Death Records Index on RootsWeb, SSN 186-30-2317 [Orenyak p. 34].
      John W. ONeil, birth 29 Sep 1939, death 21 Apr 2002, last residence Pompano Beach, Broward Co., Florida 33063; Last benefit not specified, number issued in Pennsylvania.
    5. [S644] Obituary of John W. "Jack" O'Neil, [Orenyak p. 33].
      O'NEIL JOHN W. "JACK"
      Age 62, passed away Sunday, April 21, 2002. A resident of Coconut Creek, FL, where he enjoyed the warm sunny weather of FL with his beloved wife, Dianne.
      He worked for Hollywood Hills High School as a Guidance Counselor and before moving to FL. He also worked for Bethel Park High School in PA and was a Director of Keystone Oaks School Board in Dormont, PA.
      He is survived by his wife, Dianne O'Neil; three sons, Patrick O'Neil (Lisa) of W. Palm Beach, John O'Neil of Boca Raton, Robert O'Neil of W. Palm Beach, a daughter, Beth King (Robert) of PA; mother, Gertrude Hatalsky; sister, Sharlene and husband, Fred Steiner, Canonsburg, PA; and four grandchildren, Frank, Shannon, Joseph and Dane.
      The family will receive friends Tues., April 23, 3-4 & 6-8pm and Wednesday, 2-4 & 6-8pm at the KRAEER FUNERAL HOME. The Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, April 25, at Our Lady Queen of Apostle Catholic Church in Royal Palm Beach followed by interment in Queen of Peace Cemetery.
      In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Atty: Barry Eisenson, 4953 Coconut Creek Parkway, Cocunut Creek, FL 33063 to be donated to Hollywood Hills High School Scholarship Fund in memory of John O'Neil. Arrangements under the direction of Kraeer Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 1 N. State Road 7, Margate, FL 33063. (954) 972-7340.

      A Tribute to Our Friend Jack
      Loving Husband of Dianne Orenyak O'Neil

      We're very sad to report that John "Jack" O'Neil of Coconut Creek, FL passed away on Sunday, April 21. He suffered a stroke the week prior to his death.
      Unfortunately, we will no longer enjoy the hot Marco Island sun and drink margaritas on the beach during sundown with our good friend Jack. We won't laugh at his goofy jokes, we won't hear that Canonsburg twang when he talks, we won't sip Irish coffee with him in the condo, and we won't meet him and Dianne for dinner at "Tin City" in Naples. Our hearts are heavy because we'll miss him but we know that it was a rare gift to know this man, to tell him we loved him, and call him our friend.
      Jack was a good man - he never talked about the fact that he touched so many people in many different ways. Whether he was functioning as a teacher, a school board member, or a guidance counselor, he helped hundreds of "his kids" in those school districts because he was a committed educator. He was greatly missed by the students and his colleagues when he retired from Hollywood Hills High School this past December.
      He was devoted to his wife Dianne and never had a problem letting everyone know that he adored her and would do anything for her. He fell in love with this cute little nurse more than 40 years ago and courted her until she gave-in and married him. They were perfect for each other - both of them caring, loving, and kind. Together they successfully raised four children; a daughter (Beth), and three sons ( Patrick, Johnny, & Robbie). Their children and four grandchildren (Frankie, Shannon, Joseph, & Dane) clearly were the center of his universe. He talked about them with love and affection in his eyes and voice - they were all very special to him.
      George C. Scott once said that, "The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it". Jack's spirit will live with us forever because we have wonderful memories of our great times together. When we think of him we'll often laugh, and sometimes we'll cry, but most of the time we'll remember his "gift" to us - just to have known him. See you on the other side buddy!
      - Irene Sherman Campano
    6. [S643] Obituary of Elizabeth Orenyak, [Orenyak p. 14].
      Date: 20 March 1993




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