George Stewart O’Neill passed away on Monday, February 25, 2019, at St. Mary Medical Center, Langhorne after a valiant fight against cancer. He was 86.
Born in New York City, he has lived in Morrisville since 1963. Prior to moving to Morrisville he resided in Allentown, Reading, Pittsburgh, and Lansdowne. He attended McBurney High School in New York City and was a graduate of the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. While in college, he worked at the Kings Arms Tavern, was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and was president of the fraternity in his senior year. He was a veteran of the Korean War having served from 1952 – 1954.
George was an officer with New York Life Insurance Company where he was employed for 40 years until his retirement late in 1995. He then was a consultant for New York
Life until December of 2002. He was an active member of St. Lutheran Church in Lower Makefield from 1964 -1980 serving as Council President, teaching Sunday school classes, ushering and on occasion taking on summer pastoral duties. He later returned to his Catholic upbringing as an active member of St John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lower Makefield where he was a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus (Council 7515) and held memberships in the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (Lodge 2023) and American Legion (Post 0317) in Yardley. He also coached basketball for 7 years in St John’s CYO program. He was an avid golfer and pool player and loved to travel both here and abroad.
George coached baseball in the Pennsbury Athletic Association for 10 years winning Minor Little League, Little League, and Babe Ruth championships. He was an assistant coach of Pennsbury’s 13-year-olds state championship team in 1976. He was also a very active umpire with Pennsbury Athletic Association for 10 years.
George was preceded in death by his very beloved wife of 46 years Constance.
He is survived by three beloved children – daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and John Link of Houston, TX; son and daughter-in-law John and Rita O’Neill of West Newberry, MA and son and daughter-in-law Robert and Judith O’Neill of Morrisville, PA: seven beautiful grandchildren – Jennifer (Link) and Jeremy Licup, J.R. Link and William Kiker, Bridget (O’Neill) and Eric Bouchard, Abigail O’Neill and Ashish Joshi, Joseph O’Neill, Breanne O’Neill, Lindsey O’Neill and three beautiful great-grandchildren whom he adored – Maddox and Evynn Licup and William Bouchard. He also leaves behind, Eleanor Jackson, his dear beloved significant other, who was by his side in good & bad times loving & comforting him.
Friends may call at FitzGerald-Sommer Funeral Home, 17 South Delaware Ave,, Yardley, PA from 5 pm to 8 pm on Friday. A funeral mass will be celebrated at on 10:30 am Saturday at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 752 Big Oak Road, Morrisville. Interment will be private. Friends are invited to enjoy food, refreshments, and stories of George at the Elks Lodge, 835 W. Bridge St, Morrisville.