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Paul H. O'Neil
September 20, 1941 ~ October 9, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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Paul H. O’Neil, 82, of East Canton, passed away after a brief illness from pulmonary fibrosis, Monday evening, October 9, 2023. Born in Portsmouth, Ohio, Paul was a graduate of East Canton High School, Class of 1959. After working 10 years for the Timken Company, Paul began his career at the East Ohio Gas Company, retiring in 1998 as a District Storage Supervisor. He was an Elder of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.
Paul was an avid muscle car enthusiast, having owned several corvettes, rebuilding engines including a 1940 Chevy Street Rod and participating in numerous seasonal cruises and car shows. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, formerly known as St. Anthony/All Saints Church.
Paul was preceded in death by parents Clarence and Otta (Silvey) O’Neil, sister Shirley Van Voorhis, and brothers-in-law Bud Scott and Harold Kimball. Paul is survived by his wife of 57 years, Rosemary (Rex), two children, Derek O’Neil of Dallas, TX and Holly O’Neil of East Canton, one grandchild, Faryl Hoover, two sisters Marjorie Scott and Norma Kimball, and brother-in-law Wendell Van Voorhis. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received on Monday, October 16, 2023 from 6-8 p.m. at the Rossi Family Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 1 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Parish at the former St. Anthony Church.