Obituary: Robert "Bob" O'Neil

Obituary: Robert "Bob" O'Neil

By / Obituaries / Wednesday, 27 May 2015 04:00

Robert O'Neill "Bob" CHARLOTTE - Robert "Bob" O'Neill, 76, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at his home. Bob was born June 10, 1938 in North Arlington, New Jersey to the late, Paul Thomas O'Neill and Vera Waddington O'Neill. He would eventually move to Belmont, NC and Charlotte, NC where he would spend the next 50 plus years.
Following a brief time in the US Army Reserve at Ft. Jay, NY, Bob became a real estate developer with projects in Charlotte, Carolina Beach and Lake Wylie. One of his favorite projects was the development of the Senior Citizens Center at Carolina Beach. Bob's love of flying lead him to obtain his private pilot's license and he also enjoyed hot air ballooning. He was passionate about many things including traveling, sailing, scuba diving and storytelling. Bob is survived by his wife, Joanne Kenney O'Neill; five children, Peggy Morrow and her partner, Cathy of Delaware, Ohio, Leslie Smollen and her husband, Christopher of Chapel Hill, NC, Robert O'Neill Jr. of Gastonia, NC, Jeffrey Suggs of Wilmington, NC, and Lea Ann Kane and her husband, David of Fort Mill, SC; six grandchildren, Erin Adams, Luke, Alex and Lexi Smollen, and Tyler and Meredith Kane; great-grandson, Jack Tucker; three brothers, Tom O'Neill of Belmont, NC, Jack O'Neill and his wife, Carol of Mount Holly, NC and Donald O'Neill and his wife, Kathy of North Arlington, NJ; many beloved nieces and nephews; and Bob's beloved canine companion, Oscar. A celebration of the life of Bob O'Neill was held Friday evening, May 22, 2015, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at the home, 10316 Clubhouse View Lane, Mint Hill, NC. Interment was private at Evergreen Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to the Levine Children's Hospital, Carolinas HealthCare Foundation, Inc., PO Box 32861, Charlotte, NC 28232. Bob was known to say on more than one occasion, "If I die tomorrow, I've left nothing on the table". Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral Director Licensee. 704-641-7606. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com

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