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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Patrick J. O’Neil, 75, of Loris, SC formerly of 37 Terrace St., Bradford, PA

Patrick J. O’Neil, 75, of Loris, SC formerly of 37 Terrace St., Bradford, PA died Monday, October 7, 2013 at home.

Born on October 12, 1937 in Bradford, he was the son of the late Howard W. and Carolyn (Straight) O’Neil. He was a graduate of Limestone High School in Limestone, NY where he was very active in sports, playing baseball, football and basketball.

After high school Patrick married Rosalie Greene who died June 13, 1986.

In 1987, he married Beverly (Scarano) O’Neil who survives.

Before graduating high school Patrick was contacted by the New York Yankees and asked to attend spring try outs but opted to enlist in the United States Air Force. He worked for the Bradford City Street Department for many years before relocating to South Carolina where he was employed by North Myrtle Beach Primary School until his retirement.

He was a member of the VFW. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing with his wife and sons. He also enjoyed playing softball for the Keystone Guzzlers in his younger days.

Surviving in addition to his wife Beverly are four sons, Daniel (Cindy) O’Neil, Patrick (Kim) O’Neil, Jr., Timothy (Melissa) O’Neil, Ray (Amy) O’Neil, one stepson Larry(Cindy) Snyder, Jr.; two stepdaughters, Gina Marie Snyder, Pamela Ann Slater; one sister Carol Gallagher; 14 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his first wife, Rosalie Green O'Neil; one son, James O’Neil; one daughter, Kathleen O’Neil and one brother, Michael O’Neil.

Friends will be invited to attend a memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced.

Local funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

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