Frank C. O’Neill
O’Neill, Frank C. (February 9, 2023). Beloved husband of the late Beatrice (nee Warner). Loving father of Beatrice (Bill) Houwen, Francis X. (Mary Ellen) O’Neill, Colleen (Robert) Wilson and the late Susan Dietsch. He will also be missed by his 4 grandchildren Sarah (Tom) Sweeney, Kevin O’Neill, Bridget O’Neill, Ian Wilson, and his 2 great grandchildren Mia and Ella Sweeney. Brother of the late Mary Healy, Irene Lesner, Eugene O’Neill, and Ellen Conners. Relatives and friends are invited to Frank’s visitation, Thursday 2/16, 10 to 11am St. Catherine of Siena, 321 Witmer Rd. Horsham. His Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11am. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers contributions in Frank’s name may be made to the Elephant Sanctuary at the following link The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, https://www.elephants.com/ or St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN, 38105.
He was born 22 July, 1930 in Secane, PA and graduated from Roman Catholic High School in 1948. He met his wife Bea at a Roman/Hallahan event and later that year they married. He worked for 35 years as a Draftsman Supervisor at Nice Ball Bearing (SKF Industries) and became an avid golfer as he raised his growing family. He was well regarded and respected in Philadelphia and the surrounding communities as a youth basketball coach when he lived in Fishtown and gave countless hours as he proudly served as a civilian worker on the Battleship New Jersey when he lived in Port Richmond. When Frank transitioned to the Philadelphia Protestant Home, he continued with his love for volunteering by assisting with resident mail delivery. He loved nature, birds, all animals big and small and gave generously to local animal shelters as well as the Elephant Sanctuary.
Frank enjoyed spending his weekends with his family, playing golf and enjoying life with his close friends as they frequented the Ristorante Primavera on South Street and locally, the Casbah. As he expanded his role into grandfather, he attended dance recitals, school plays, musicals, youth ice hockey matches at 4am, karate tournaments, and scores of soccer matches. He was an amazing Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and Friend.
Frank will be sorely missed by his friends and family. He taught us all to be respectful, kind, compassionate, caring and generous. He made this planet a better place to live for all. Rest in Peace.