Paul Lawrence O'Neil

Paul Lawrence O'Neil of Downingtown Paul Lawrence O'Neil, 81, died on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, with family by his side. He was born in Boston, Mass. to Mary and Walter O'Neil. He received a BS in engineering physics from the University of Maine; additionally, he participated in the AMP at Harvard Business School. Paul served honorably in the U.S. Army and retired after 36 years at Westinghouse as marketing manager of the Power Generation Services Division. He went on to a second career as senior tax advisor/instructor for 25 years at H&R Block. Paul was an avid golfer, ardent admirer of the steam engine era, and enjoyed classical music, pinochle, reading, and puzzles. His skills on the ukulele entertained scores of children, grandchildren and extended family. He volunteered for the West Chester Lions and other charitable organizations. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Patricia Dilley O'Neil; his children, Julianne O'Neil, Sean O'Neil (wife Renae), Stephanie McFadden (husband Ted) and Robert O'Neil (wife Jennifer); as well as his seven grandchildren, Luke, Ethan, Maggie, Claire, Lucy, Reese and Ainsley. He is also survived by his brother, Robert O'Neil (wife Yvonne), and many beloved nieces and nephews in Massachusetts, Virginia, North Carolina and Colorado. Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at the St. Agnes Church Chapel, 233 West Gay St., West Chester, PA 19380. Visitation will be 9 to 10 a.m. Monday at the church. Contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to Catholic Charities in support of Hurricane Sandy victims. Arrangements by DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, Inc. West Chester, 610-696-1181 www.DellaFH.com.

Funeral Home

DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home
410 North Church Street West Chester, PA 19380
610-696-1181
Published in The Daily Local on Nov. 16, 2012