Thomas D. O'Neill, Jr, of Flourtown, died peacefully on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at Abington Hospital Jefferson Health in Abington, PA. He was 83 years old.
Born in Norristown, he was the son of the late Catherine (nee O'Hara) and Thomas D. O'Neill, Sr.
Thomas was a graduate of Lansdale Catholic High School. He was a part owner of O'Neill and Sons, Inc. in Lansdale. He continued working for the North Penn School District Maintenance Department until his retirement in 1997. Thomas enjoyed many activities - gardening, painting, antique cars, history, and tinkering with inventions in his workshops. He enjoyed his home in Flourtown and his condo in Sea Isle City. Tom's pride and joy were his great-grandchildren Ellie and Roarke O'Leary (John), and great-niece and nephew, Margot and Simon Recuber.
Thomas is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Helene (nee Kryszczun). He is the loving father of Michael T. O'Neill (Noreen) of Kulpsville, and proud grandfather of Casey O'Leary (John), and Tess and Erin O'Neill. He is the dear brother of Mary Anne Hildebrand (William) of Lansdale, Kathleen MacAniff (Joseph) of Doylestown, Daniel O'Neill of Harleysville, Michael O'Neill( Sharon ) of Lancaster, NC ( formerly from Hilltown, PA) , and Jane Rossi (Joseph) of Hatfield. Tom is also survived by many nieces and nephews, especially his goddaughters Susan Donahue, Mary Schoenberger, and Eileen MacAniff and several great-nieces and nephews.
Friends and relatives are invited to call from 8:45 to 9:45AM on Saturday, October 9, 2021, at St. Genevieve Church, 1225 Bethlehem Pike, Flourtown, PA 19031. Thomas's Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00AM, with Words of Remembrance beginning at 9:45AM.
Memorial donations to the charity of your choice or to Save our Historic Sea Isle Church, c/o Michael Boyle, 8305 Landis Ave. Sea Isle City, NJ 08243
https://www.gofundme.com/f/save-our-historic-sea-isle-church would be appreciated by the family.
Tributes and photos may be shared at www.UrbanFuneralHome.com
"Dear Helene, So sorry to hear about Tom's passing. My condolences and prayers go out to you and family. While I didn't spend a lot of time with Tom, I always remember that he was ready for a good time at Tracie and Rick's Christmas holiday parties, especially as Santa! May your many years together bring long lasting joyful memories. Love, Mary"
"Tom had been my classmate all through school , and a good friend."
"Dear Helene and family, my deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you. Tom had a way with words and everyone waited for his entrance to our monthly breakfast. If there was a special holiday that month, you could expect a special visitor in costume. He will be sadly missed. He was always a bright spot. Love, Jeanette Great picture!!!"
"Our very deepest sympathy to you, Helene, and the family. What a great picture of one of our favorite Irish lads. He certainly entertained us with his good humor and holiday costumes. Will miss him so much. Rest In Peace, Tom Vic and Linda Lelii and LC friends. ??"