Our dear friend Dick O’Neil passed away on Saturday after fighting cancer for the past 3 years.  As a member of  “Charlie’s Crew”, Dick gave so much of himself to those in need of decent, affordable housing, and last Fall he decided to give some more.  He and his wife Edith personally sponsored a home in West Chester, which was completed in June.  Pictured below are Dick and Edith with the Harden family at the recent dedication.

Please pray for Edith and the whole O’Neil family. Dick will be missed by his extended “Habitat” family.

Richard L. O’Neil of West Chester

Published: Monday, August 16, 2010

Richard L. O’Neil, 79, of West Chester and of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away after a lengthy illness on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2010, with his family at his side.

An area resident, he was the owner of Action Rental Center for 20 years.

After his retirement, he enjoyed spending time on his boat Shillelagh, sailing on the water and visiting his children and grandchildren.

He enjoyed donating his time and resources to the underprivileged including Habitat for Humanity of Chester County and various mission trips.

He was also involved with the Bible Study group called “grumpy old men” who brought him much happiness, and was a former member of the West Chester Optimist Club.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1953 to 1957.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Edith Ballbach O’Neil; and children, Anne (Jim) Spadaro, Tom (Sandra) O’Neil, Maureen (Jim) Card and Debbie (John) Bradley. Also surviving are grandchildren, Rob (Vanessa) Rick, and Kim Spadaro, John, Tyler, Zachary Card, Angie, Tony and James Ray Dowd, and Mark and Steven Bradley; and four great-grandchildren; and brothers, Jerry (Vivian), Hap (Dottie) and Bill (Adele).

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to Habitat for Humanity of Chester County, P.O. Box 1452, Coatesville, PA 19320-0218, https://hfhcc.org/donations/giftmemory-donations.