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Thomas Eugene O'Neill


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Thomas Eugene O'Neill Obituary
Thomas Eugene O'Neill

Thomas Eugene O'Neill, age 62, CA died unexpectedly but peacefully in his sleep on April 20, 2015 in San Jose, CA. Tom was born on June 27, 1952 in Los Angeles, CA, raised in Gardena and Torrance and lived many years in Redondo Beach before moving to San Jose for work. His parents are Donald (deceased 2011) and Arlene O'Neill. His marriage to Tina Bowers produced two children, Kevin O'Neill from Las Vegas, NV, and Christa Perkins (Dave, Katelyn & Brody) from San Diego, CA. He had also been married to Marcy Morrow. Tom also leaves behind sisters Pam Bridges (Bob) and Peggy Gerend (Rick) and brother Tim O'Neill (Corina) and 10 nieces and nephews. There are also many cousins and friends too numerous to mention.
After graduating from Serra High School in Gardena in 1970, Tom worked for 13 years at Golden State Precast in Gardena. An extremely skilled and proud cabinet maker, he later became a member of the Carpenters Union, working as hard, as long, and as much as he could. Just recently, and in spite of his many health issues, he said he wouldn't let those "young guys" get the better of him. His greatest pleasure, besides his family, beer and women, was his long-time pal, Brandy, his beloved Golden Retriever. He also loved taking weekend rides on his Harley, something he did just the day before he passed.
Tom so loved living in Redondo Beach, that per his wishes, that is where his ashes will be scattered. For those wishing to share favorite memories of Tom, please send your e-mail to [email protected] and we can share them with family and friends at his service. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the (www.cancer.org), the (www.lung.org), the Humane Society (www.humane society.org) or to in Tom's name.
Rest in peace, Tom, you certainly were one of a kind! You lived life on your own terms. We will miss your laugh, your crude and highly inappropriate jokes, your Barry Manilow impression (O, Mandy!), your guitar singalongs, and most of all, the kids will miss your alphabet burping talent! Let's raise a glass in his honor!
In Tom's own words, "if the big guy has a sense of humor, I'll see you all later". Please sign the guestbook at www.daily breeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on May 24, 2015
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