Joseph E. O’Neal, age 86, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on September 25, 2018. Born in Mt. Cuba and formally of Wilson Road, in Brandywine Hundred, he was the son of the late E. Margaret (Brosius) and Owen E. O’Neal. He served our country proudly in the Air Force and worked in and then operated the family business, O’Neal’s Bus Service, with his wife, Ethel Brown O’Neal, for several decades. Joseph is also a former member of St. Joseph’s on the Brandywine Church.
Besides his parents, Joseph was predeceased by his brothers, Owen Jr., Ronald, Lawrence, and his twin, Lewis; and sister Patricia DiMaio. He is survived by his wife of 60 years; his daughter, Sharon M. O’Neal of New York, NY; his son, John F. O’Neal and his wife, Mary Jo, of Wilmington, DE; his grandchildren, Kyle, Kate, and McKenna; his step-grandchildren, Grace and Noelle Lintz; his sisters, Doris Mazzio, Phyllis Algard, Shirley Giofre, Peggy DeVry, Lorraine Becker, and Yvonne Downs; and his brother, Roger O’Neal, and many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at St. Joseph on the Brandywine, 10 Old Church Rd, Wilmington, DE 19807, at 11 AM, where friends may call after 9:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market St #102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.