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THOMAS O'NEILL, 1946-2011

Thomas O'Neill was born in Blackwood, NJ, on November 2, 1946, lived all of his life in Blackwood, and passed away in Blackwood on August 19, 2011. He was 64 years of age.

Tom worked for the Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority for 34 years and retired as a supervisor in 2002. He was a member of the Glendora Fire Company for 45 years and the Fire Chief from 1987-1991. He was also vice president of the Gloucester Township Fire Relief Association. He enjoyed playing golf.

Tom married Jane McDevitt in 1969 and was survived by "Janey," her sister, Dorothy Russell, and many nieces, nephews and godchildren. However, Janey died about six weeks later on October 1, 2011. She had been suffering from cancer and Tom had been taking care of her. They were vacationing at their summer home, "Paradise," in Cape May, NJ, when Tom got sick, went into the hospital, and died therein from a hospital virus.

Viewings were held at the Gardner Funeral Home, 126 S. Black Horse Pike, Runnemede, NJ, on Thursday evening, August 25, 2011, from 6:00-9:00 pm, and on Friday morning, August 26, 2011, from 8:15-9:15 am. A funeral Mass was said at Holy Child Parish, St. Teresa's Roman Catholic Church, in Runnemede, on Friday at 10:00 am. Burial was at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Blackwood, NJ.

Donations in Tom's memory may be made to the Glendora Fire Department, 22 8th Avenue, Glendora, NJ 08029.

Expressions of sympathy may be emailed to the family through Condolences@GardnerFuneralHome.Com.

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