Robert (Bob) J. O'Neill
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2/13/1927 - 10/29/2013
Bob was born in Sacramento and attended local schools - Christian Brothers High School, Sacramento Junior College and Sacramento State graduating with a degree in Sociology. He served in the US Coast Guard during World War II and then worked as a parole agent for The State of California Department of Corrections for 30 years. Auburn has been his home since 1970 - a fond and longtime resident of West Lake Rd. and then The Oaks of Auburn.
In retirement he renewed his passion for learning and took a variety of courses in particular many classes in poetry. He was a member of the Range of Light poets, the Wordsmiths and St. Theresa's Catholic Church.
Bob is predeceased by his wife of 43 years, Marian and survived by his Br. John O'Neill; five step-children: Steve Belcher, Judy Belcher, Gillian Belcher, Nina Belcher and Sarah Fey; five grandchildren and cousins: Patricia O'Neill-Buchanan, Robin, Steve, Mark and Susan Sheffield and long time family friend Nancy Meister-Pollock. His friends and family will miss him very much.
There will be a mass at St. Teresa's of Avila at 11600 Atwood Rd., Auburn, Calif., on Friday, November 8, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. with a reception following. Burial will be at St Mary's Cemetery in Sacramento that afternoon.
Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on Nov. 3, 2013