David O'Neil

Obituary of David A. O'Neil

David A. O’Neil, 66, of Lee Center, passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020, at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare in New Hartford after a long illness. Born in Rome on March 26, 1953, he was a son of the late William and Kathryn (Jones) O’Neil. Dave was a graduate of Rome Free Academy and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Buffalo. David was employed at Revere Copper Products for over 20 years. He enjoyed being outside in nature, going for hikes, botany and photography, as well as honing his survival skills. He enjoyed chemistry, especially blowing things up, and he was a competitive chess player in younger days. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Jeremy Miller; a son, Clinton O’Neil; two sisters, Donna and Karen O’Neil; a brother and sister-in-law, Timothy and Darlene O’Neil; three grandchildren, Brendan, Dylan and Liam; and several nieces and nephews. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. Contributions in David’s memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
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