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William James Oneil

Endicott - William James Oneil, 82, passed into the loving arms of the Lord on February 28, 2021. He is survived by his loving, caring soul mate and wife of 58 years, June Cherro Oneil; his loving, devoted children, Timothy, Sharon Oneil, Todd, Michelle Oneil and Tracy, James Moran; his eight beautiful grandchildren Cameron, Nicholas Oneil, Riley, Seth Oneil, James, Callie, Chelsie, Robert Moran. They were the light of his life and he loved them dearly. He was very proud of their accomplishments and holds them in a special place in his heart. He was very proud of his children and cherished every moment they were able to spend together through the years. He is survived by his loving sister Mary and Walton Burdick, brother David Oneil and brother-in-law Robert Craig and his loving niece Diana and Kevin Kresge. He is also survived by many loving, special, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, neighbors and former coworkers. He was predeceased by his loving family: parents William G. and Irene Oneil; brother Edward and Faye Oneil and his sister Suzanne Craig and his niece Laurie Oneil. He was also predeceased by his loving father and mother-in-law Angelo and Eve Cherro. He was currently a member of Church of the Holy Family in Endwell. He participated in many activities and attended weekly sessions at the Prayer Chapel. He was a devoted family man and always put the happiness of his family first. He never hesitated to say "I love you" and showed it in a thousand ways. He had a wonderful sense of humor and always had a twinkle in his eyes. He attended all of the games, plays and award ceremonies of his children and grandchildren and cheered them on. He was a Little League Coach. He enjoyed bowling in a league. He became a STAC Football Referee and truly loved officiating the games and the after-game camaraderie. He was employed by GE, Crowley Milk Co. and retired from IBM. After retirement, he worked part time for Visions Federal Credit Union for 20 years and made many special friends there. We are so thankful that he was our loving husband, father and grampy and that he imparted to us the daily love of God, his values, and loving memories that we will carry in our hearts forever. Bill and June enjoyed a wonderful life together. The family went to Wildwood and Cape May for a week each summer and they visited many Amusement Parks and rode the Roller Coasters. Bill and June have had lovely trips to Jamaica, Bahamas, Italy, France, England, Switzerland, Ireland, Hawaii and Bermuda at different times. They enjoyed a lovely Princess Cruise to Grand Turk, St. Thomas, Curacao, St. Maarten and another wonderful Cruise to Aruba, Antigua and Barbados to celebrate their 50th Anniversary. They've made several trips to Niagara Falls in Canada and to Las Vegas, NV. They also visited Branson, Missouri and Charleston, SC. They took regular trips to Lancaster, PA and loved to attend the Sight and Sound Theater, Dutch Apple Dinner Theater and the American Music Theater. They have taken many Bus Trips to NYC enjoying wonderful Broadway Shows and sightseeing. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Friday March 5, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Church of the Holy Family, Endwell. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. The family will receive friends at the Church Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass. Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.






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Published in Press & Sun-Bulletin from Mar. 2 to Mar. 3, 2021.
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19 entries
March 8, 2021
My Family wishes June . Tim ,Todd , Tracy and their families
continued blessing through the memories of your husband and father.
I was glad to know him for a short 18 years as a neighbor on Frost Road.
May God bless him and his large supportive family.
MICHAEL J. PRACH, Jr. and Family
Neighbor
March 7, 2021
Sonny and I are so sorry we could not attend the services. We will light a candle for Mr. O'Neil. Always loved talking to him and June while Tim, Sonny, Todd, Stan and the guys played softball. A very special couple. We were all blessed to know him. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Hugs, Angela Spera
Angela Spera
Friend
March 5, 2021
Remember all the little league games watching our sons playing. Wonderful times! Sending prayers.
Tom & Pat Warren
Friend
March 5, 2021
Mrs. Oneil, Tracy and family,
I’m so sorry for your loss. Coming to your house in high school was always so welcoming. Mr. Oneil was always so nice. Sending love and prayers.
Lisa (Harding) Pish
Friend
March 4, 2021
There are no words to express how saddened i was to read of Bills passing. Bill and I worked near each other for several years in IBM, and remained friends ever since. I have never met another man with a better personality and sense of humor. please accept my heart felt sympathy to his wife and family, he will surely be missed and may he rest in peace.
Sincerely,
Dennis and Maryjane Gaston
dennis gaston
Friend
March 4, 2021
June and family...My thought and prayers are with you and your family! We love "Uncle Bill"!!

Brenda Testani
Friend
March 4, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. So sorry for your loss, Bill always had a smile on his face when I would see the two of you. Condolences
Robin Kermidas
Coworker
March 4, 2021
To June and your family - So sorry to read of Bill's passing. He was always the kindest person to everyone. My condolences to you at this time.
Debbie Grassi
Friend
March 4, 2021
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March 3, 2021
I am so very saddened with the passing of my "Little buddy". My sincere condolences to the family. Thanks for the memories.
Steve Spitalsky
Friend
March 3, 2021
Our Sympathy to you & your Family , Love, Frank & Mary Micalizzi
Frank & Mary Micalizzi
March 3, 2021
My heart hurts too! May God help you and your family during this time...love Joan Anderson
Joan Anderson
Classmate
March 3, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. I will love you and miss you always.
Joan Anderson
Friend
March 3, 2021
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Joan Anderson
March 3, 2021
I had the pleasure of knowing Bill during his time at Visions. I enjoyed his calls and visits, he always had a funny joke to brighten my day. My mother knew Bill from high school, when I told her of our acquaintance, she said you know "Little Billy O'Neil?" Bill's reply was "not so little anymore." Condolences to Bill's entire family. What a wonderful life to celebrate. God Bless!
Stephen Comency
Friend
March 3, 2021
Oh, my heart hurts. Mr. O'Neil was such a wonderful man. He will be missed by many, Prayers for Mrs. O'Neil, Tim, Todd, Tracy and all the family. May the Lord be close to you at this difficult time.

Heidi and Bill Puckey (Burkholder)
Heidi (Burkholder) Puckey
Friend
March 3, 2021
So sorry for your loss Tim and Sharon and family from Diane Decker
Diane M Decker
Friend
March 3, 2021
This morning's news hit me like a thunderclap. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. Mary and I welcomed the Oneils toFrost Road in 1965 and have cherished their friendship ever since. Bill was one of the nicest men I have known in my life and gave to the world one of the nicest families . A life well lived. God speed, my friend.
Phil Burkholder
Neighbor
March 2, 2021
June and family,
I'm so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I worked at Visions Credit union with him. What a truly great guy, friend and coworker. I loved running into him after he retired to hear about all that he was doing in retirement. Bill will be missed. ❤
Cathy Libous
Coworker
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