Joseph F. O’Neill Jr., 75, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of Wilmington, Del., passed away on Monday, June 1, 2009, at home. He was a sales representative for eastern Sussex County for Standard Distributors in Wilmington, Del., retiring in 1995 after 40 years of service. He was a member of the Millsboro VFW Ambulance crew for about 28 years. He was an avid fisherman, a good family man and provider, devoted husband, wonderful father and grandfather.
O’Neill was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph F. Sr. and Winifred McElwaine O’Neill; and his wife of 49 years, Barbara McQuay O’Neill. He is survived by three sons, Joseph M., D. Gary and Michael D. O’Neill; a daughter, Geri O. Wagamon; three sisters, Winifred Querey, Peggy Querey and Sharon Gatta; a brother, James O’Neill; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and his beloved canine Spitfire.
Services were scheduled for Friday, June 5, 2009, with interment in Millsboro Cemetery, Millsboro. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for contributions in his memory to Delaware Hospice Center, 100 Patriots Way, Milford, DE 19963; or the American Diabetes Assoc., P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.