NEWTON -- William G. Oneal, Jr., 85, of Newton, died Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at Newton Medical Center.
Born in Netcong on August 20, 1928, Mr. Oneal moved to Stanhope in 1975 where he lived until moving to Newton in 2005. He was a graduate of Netcong High School and Rutgers University. His graduate work was at Keane College and Montclair State University.
A teacher for one year in Chester, Mr. Oneal taught in Hackettstown for twelve years and in Newton High School for twenty-six years, where he was Chairman of the World Language Department. He was a member of the Frankford Plains United Methodist Church. He sang with the Plainsmen (church choir), the Sunshine Singers and the Green Township Chorus. Mr. Oneal was also a member of the Mayflower Society, the Sons of the American Revolution, the Descendants of Colonial Clergy, the Musconetcong Foundrymen Historical Society, the NRA, and the Sussex County Retired Educator Association.
The son of the late William Oneal, Sr., and Dorothy (nee Wood) Oneal, Mr. Oneal was also predeceased by his sister, Jane W. Stearns, in 2004.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 4 p.m. at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton. Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be private at Stanhope-Union Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Bristol Glen Fellowship Fund, 200 Bristol Glen Drive, Newton, NJ 07860 or the Frankford Plains United Methodist Church, 99 Plains Road, August, NJ 07822. Online condolences may be offered at www.smithmccrackenfuneralhome.com.