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Joseph E. O'Neal

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.

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Submitted by Dennis Mathewson on
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I am so sorry to hear of your great loss. Recently I lost my dear mother, and within 30 days I also lost my mother-in-law. What helped us during this time period was the comfort from the Holy Bible, like at Isaiah 25 verse 8 - "The Sovereign Lord will swallow up death forever, and wipe away the tears from all faces." Also at Revelation 21 verse 4 we find God's promise to remove both pain and death. For more comfort, I turn to the website at: www.jw.org (Search: Comfort)

Submitted by Jay Dean Poole WCT on
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You are a FRIEND >>>> Years gone buy >>>> NICE GUY >>>> The STORIES GO ON >>> I HAVE LOST A FRIEND >>>> " JOE WAS A CLASSIC ACT >>>> THE WHEELS OF THE BUS GOES ON >> POOLE WCT

Submitted by Mike Graziano on
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I would like to express my deepest sympathies to the family for the loss of your precious loved one during this difficult time. The Bible gives us such great comfort and hope. 2 Corinthians 1: 3, 4 says: "God...who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort we recieve from God". I hope this beautiful scripture gives the family the needed comfort to endure. Mike and Monica Graziano

Submitted by Rebecca Roberts on
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Grief can be so hard and painful, but our special memories  can help us to cope. I'm sorry to hear about your loss and wanted to share the Bible's hope of a resurrection at a time when there is no more sickness, pain or death right here on earth according to Revelation 21:3,4