Akron, Ohio

1929 - 2016


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(Ben) passed away peacefully August 24, 2016 surrounded by his daughter and family. Mr. O'Neill was born September 14, 1929 and raised in Far Rockaway, Queens, New York. He was a 54 year resident of Broadview Heights, Ohio. Proud World War II veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Beloved husband of 48 years to the late Margaret T. (nee Wilkinson). Beloved father of Peggie (Don Baron) and Tom. Loving grandfather of Nicole (Al Martin), Neil (Kelly Holowenko), and Natalie (Matthew Arzu). Cherished Great-"Grandpa Ben" of Jayla, Malena, Daniella, Angelica, Payton, Skylar, and Kiera. The family requests all join them in a mass celebrating his life on Saturday, September 10, 2016 promptly at 10 a.m. at the Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church (4423 Pearl Road, Cleveland). Family will receive friends and relatives immediately following mass at the Joseph J. Jacubic American Legion Hall, Post 572, 6583 State Road, Parma. The family would like to thank all those who lovingly and professionally cared for Ben during the past 20 months of his life, especially those on the "EverGreen" unit at Pleasant Lake Villa and to the Continuum Care Hospice Team. In accordance with Ben's wishes, a private interment service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by: ADAMS-MASON FUNERAL & CREMATORY, 791 E. Market Street, Akron, Ohio, 44305, (330) 535-9186 .

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Dad ~ I still can't believe you are gone. My only comfort is knowing that you are no longer in pain and that you are safe now.

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Rest in peace ~ you deserve it!

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