S. Thomas "Tom" O'Neal, age 67, of Erie, died at UPMC Hamot, Saturday, March 9, 2013. Born in Erie, February 26, 1946, he was a son of the late Dorothy O'Neal. Tom was a graduate of East High School. He was a police officer for the City of Erie for 30 years, retiring in 1996. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and working on cars. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his wife, Charlene "Sherry" (Connelly) O'Neal, who died in 1993 and a nephew, Donald M. Dunar, Jr., who died in 2011. Survivors include a daughter, Bridget Pollifrone, of Erie; three sons, Kevin O'Neal, wife Vicki, Brian O'Neal, wife Betsy and Michael Long, all of Erie; seven grandchildren, Joshua, Noah and Luke Pollifrone and Shane, Charlene, Bryce and Liam O'Neal, all of Erie; three brothers, Gary, Tim and Rick O'Neal, all of Erie; a sister-in-law, Barbara Connelly-Sessamen, husband Craig, of North East. Friends are invited to call at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, LLP, Pine Avenue Branch, 845 East 38th St., Tuesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., and to attend a service there Wednesday at 11:00 a.m., with Msgr. Robert L. Brugger officiating. Committal at Calvary Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the
, 3524 W. 26th St., Erie, PA 16506. Condolences may be expressed at: www.bruggerfuneralhomes.com
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Mar. 12, 2013