O'NEILL Charles "Chuck" G. O'Neill 85, of Huntwood Drive, entered into eternal life on Monday, June 28, 2010 at his residence. He and his wife Joan also resided in Eastham, Cape Cod MA. Charles was born on December 10, 1924 in Manhattan, NY, the son of the late Michael and Christine Heine O'Neill. He was raised and resided in the Bridgeport and Milford, area before moving to New York. Charles was a World War II Army Veteran. He was employed by the F.A.A. in Albany and Monroe Counties as a Pilot, and was the Chief of the Albany District Office, until retiring several years ago. Chuck's passion for aviation spanned 69 years as a licensed pilot in which he held ratings in land, sea and lighter than air aircraft. He was active in the Civil Air Patrol, Mohawk Soaring and the Quiet Birdman clubs. In addition to his parents, Charles was predeceased by a son and sister; Daniel O'Neill and Patricia Holland. Survivors include his loving and devoted wife Joan Elizabeth Magner O'Neill, whom he married on November 28, 1966, father of Patricia (Shaun) Brennan of Clifton Park, Margaret O'Neill of Ashville, NC., Christine O'Neill of Clifton Park and Erin (Joseph) Campana of Clifton Park, Charles (Frannie) O'Neill of Ballston Lake and Michael (Beccy) Holland of Spokane WA., also survived by nine grandchildren; Jonathan, Adrian, Nathan, Elana, Nicholas, Kylie, Ciara, Connor and Charlotte and one great grandchild Owen. Funeral will be held Friday morning 10:00 from St. Edward the Confessor Church where the mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 pm Thursday in the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Rt. 9 in Clifton Park. Interment with full military honors will be in the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Charles G. O'Neill Memorial Aviation Scholarship Fund C/O any Pioneer Savings Bank Branch. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Route 9, Clifton Park, NY 12065. 518-371-5454.
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Published in Connecticut Post on June 29, 2010