Patrick Shane O'Neill (1935 - 2013)

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O'Neill, Patrick Shane Patrick Shane O'Neill peacefully passed away January 25, 2013 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Shane was born in El Dorado, Arkansas on November 28, 1935 to Georgiana Trask O'Neill and Lewis Patrick O'Neill. They quickly moved to Texas. Shane graduated from Jesuit High School Dallas in the class of 1954. He received a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Reed College, Portland, Oregon; a master's degree in mathematics from the University of Rochester, New York; and studied for a doctorate at Michigan State University. He returned to Dallas and taught math in the Dallas County and Collin County community college systems for a number of years. He is survived by his brother Michael J. O'Neill (wife Jeannee O'Neill) and sister Sharon O'Neill. He is also survived by his nephew Sean Michael O'Neill (wife Catherine O'Neill) and two nieces Shannon O'Neill (husband Jamie Gibbs) and Shayna Schubert (husband Scott Schubert and daughter Courtney). A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday 2/1/13 at Distinctive Life funeral home 1611 N. Central Expressway, Plano, TX 75075. We wish to thank Gaye Ray and also the Victoria Gardens staff and the American Hospice staff for the dedicated and loving assistance that they gave to Shane in his final years. We will ever be great full to his many friends who visited and supported him over this trying period. In leu of flowers please make any contribution to the in his name.

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Published in Dallas Morning News on Jan. 31, 2013
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