Richard Jerome O’Neill

Richard Jerome O’Neill

May 03, 1923 - April 04, 2009

Richard Jerome O’Neill

May 03, 1923 - April 04, 2009


Richard Jerome O’Neill

Born May 3, 1923 in Los Angeles, died Saturday, April 4, at The Ranch House, Rancho Mission Viejo, San Juan Capistrano.

Predeceased by his wife of fifty-one years, Donna, Uncle Richard is survived by his sister, Alice O’Neill Avery; his nephews Tony Melinda and Jerome Judith Moiso and Douglas Avery Lisa; eight grandnieces and nephews, Trina Lamkin Marc, Cristy Sellas Eric, Anne Marie Leonard Jim, Frandy Laster Jeremy, Jerome Joseph Moiso, and Eric, Lauren and Richard Avery; and eleven great-grandnieces and nephews, Sienna Shattuck, Austin and Ava Lamkin, Daisy and Mandy Sellas, Reese and Luke Leonard, and Anthony, Auggie, John and Dorathy Laster.

Uncle Richard’s love of life, family, good food and drink, ?The Ranch,? cattle ranching, all sports, politics, horse racing, Beverly Hills High School, the Navy, all branches of military service, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, history, the restaurant/bar business, the stock market, San Juan Capistrano, the Old Mission, people, friends and ?Good Times? is legendary. His laughter will be missed forever.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano, 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 13, 2009.

In lieu of flowers, Uncle Richard’s family encourages contributions to Cow Camp Caridades P. O. Box 9, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92693 or Cal Poly Athletics Richard J. O’Neill Memorial – ATTN: Chris Baker, California Polytechnic State University, One Grand Avenue, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407.

O’Connor Mortuary, 949 581-4300

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10 responses to Richard Jerome O’Neill

  1. Our most sincere condolences to the O’Neill family. Uncle Richard, his kind words, support and encouragement will be surely missed by all who touched his life.

  2. Tony Rose says:

    Dick was such an important part of my entire professional life. His faith and trust is me and my firm and his sincere warmth and kindness was superior in every respect. His sharing stories of the family with me helped me get a better understanding of the entire O’Neill clan. I was proud to be a part of his life and will always value his part in my life.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this challenging time. I truly enjoyed meeting “uncle” Richard at the Ranch. We know that his spirit will live on through each of you.

    Heather, Craig, and MacKenzie Motichko

  4. Tom Staley says:

    RJ was ‘one of a kind’. My deepest sympathies to Tony and the family.

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