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William J. O'Neill, 91, passed away on Friday, November 16, 2012 at the William Childs Hospice House in Palm Bay.
He was a retired Master Sergeant in the USAF and retired Crew Chief with Civil Service at Homestead AFB moving here in 1976 from Miami.
He attended Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church and was a member of the Flamingo Wing Association.
Survivors include his wife, Eleanor of Indialantic; son, John of Atlanta, GA; daughters, Sharon Gristey of Canada, Peggy Jaskolka of Vero Beach, FL, Claudia Hersloff of Melbourne Beach, FL and Diane Mohamodioun of Atlanta, GA; step daughters, Eleanor Calabrese of Brandon, FL, Susan Davis PhD of Gainesville, Laura Swindell of Ft. White, FL; step sons, Robert Gaffney of Port St. Lucie and Matthew Gaffney of Wellington, FL; seven grandchildren and one great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia and daughter, Nancy Chalk.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 20th at 1 pm in the Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church with family visitation for one hour before Mass in church. Military Honors will be rendered at Florida National Cemetery on Wednesday at 1:30 pm.
Brownlie - Maxwell Funeral Home is serving the family 321-723-2345 www.brownliemaxwell.com
Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home
1010 Palmetto Avenue
Melbourne, FL 32901
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Nov. 18, 2012