In Memoriam


Richard Stewart O'Neil
(1927 - 2006)


HHS Class of 1945






Richard Stewart O'Neil

HORNELL - Richard “Dick” Stewart O'Neil died Saturday (Feb. 11, 2006) after a short illness.

Born June 25, 1927, he was the son of Dr. Edmond M. O'Neil and Helen E. (Townsend) O'Neil. He graduated from Hornell High School in 1945. From 1945-1946, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. In 1950, he earned his bachelors degree in mathematics from Alfred University, and in 1952, he earned a masters degree in educational psychology. He taught high school math and science at Lawrence High School in Cedarhurst, Long Island. He also was employed as a research chemist at Corning Glass Works.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara; and his three daughters, Michelle O'Neil of Aurora, Colo., Theresa (John) Kessler of Cato and Colleen (John) Broman of Fairport. Dick also is survived by four grandchildren, Cassidy and Caitlin Broman and Jennifer and Richard Kessler; his stepdaughters, Alexandra (Donald) Hockenberry, Stephanie (Peter) Conway, Cynthia Blanchard; and his stepson, Joseph (Susan) Bob. In addition, he is survived by his sister, Jean Johnson of South Salem; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brother, Mark O'Neil.

Dick was a member of the American Chemical Society and the Hornell Chess Club, the Bath Chess Club, the Rochester Chess Center and the Marshall Chess Club in New York City. He coached cross-country, track and basketball.

Anyone wishing may donate in Richard “Dick” O'Neil's memory to Advent House (Hospice Care), 1010 Moseley Road, Fairport, NY 14450.