LAWRENCE - Paul W. O'Neil, Jr., 82, died peacefully, surrounded by loving family, after a short illness on Saturday, Mar. 2, 2013, at the home of his son Michael.
Paul was born in Newark and graduated from Trenton Catholic High School. He served in the Navy aboard the USS Lipan ATF 85, a veteran of the Korean War
. He retired from the Bell Telephone Company. Paul was a resident of Lawrenceville until relocating to Waretown to live by his beloved Barnegat Bay. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed many years captaining his boat, the "Miss Dorothy," on the ocean and bay. He was a member of the Lawrence and Lacey Township Elks, American Legion Post 414, and the Whitehead Veterans Club.
Paul was preceded in death by his loving wife, Dorothy A. O'Neil. He leaves his three sons and daughters- in-law, Paul D. and Barbara O'Neil of Shippenville, Pa., Michael P. and Sandy O'Neil of Lawrenceville and Tom W. and Lori O'Neil of Titusville; four grandchildren, Paul Ryan O'Neil, Kelly O'Neil Siegel (Travis), Michael P. O'Neil, Jr., William C. O'Neil; and a great-granddaughter, Noelle Katherine Siegel. He also leaves his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Bobbie and Harry Gladney; his special friend, Ginny Horner; many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Paul will be truly missed by all those who knew and loved him.
A memorial service in celebration of Paul's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday (Mar. 9) at the Lawrence Road Presbyterian Church, 1039 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Paul's name may be made to Restoretheshore.com
, Save Barnegat Bay, 906-B Grand Central Ave., Lavallette, NJ 08735, or
Funeral arrangements are under the Direction of Poulson and Van Hise Funeral Directors, Lawrenceville. www.poulsonvanhise.com.