O'Neil DeJohn

Obituary of O'Neil Michael DeJohn

GENEVA- O'Neil Michael DeJohn, 89, passed away peacefully on Sun. (April 7, 2019), at the Seneca Nursing Home in Waterloo, NY. Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Fri. (April 26), at the Palmisano-Mull Funeral Home LLC 28 Genesee St. Geneva, NY. A funeral service with full military honors to follow will be at 12 p.m. Sat. (April 27), at St. Stephen's Church 48 Pulteney St. Geneva, NY. O'Neil was born on Nov. 21, 1929 in Geneva, NY and was the son of the late Lewis and Mary (Carpentier) DeJohn. He served his country in the US Air Force from 1950 – 1953. O'Neil worked for the US Postal Service, retiring in 1986. While enlisted in the Air Force, O'Neil played Minor League Baseball in Florida for 2 years. Many in the Geneva area may know O'Neil from his many years of involvement in local sports. He was a baseball umpire ranging from local Little League to college and minor leagues. He was a football and basketball referee in local junior leagues as well as statewide, high school and college events. O'Neil will be sadly missed by all family members and all of the athletes whose lives he impacted. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Cecelia Kush DeJohn (from Monroe, Mich.); son, Michael DeJohn of Penn Yan, NY; granddaughters, Lauren (Chris) Bellantoni and Mallory DeJohn; great-grandchildren, Ashley and Christopher Bellantoni; daughter, Patricia (Michael) Edwards of Colorado; granddaughters, Morgan and Sydney Frederick of Colorado; three step grandchildren and six great step grandchildren; brother, Anthony (Connie) DeJohn; brother-in-law, Ermen DeMatties; many loving nieces and nephews. O'Neil was predeceased by his brother, Pasquale (Rose) Johns; sisters, Marie Rose (Norman) Ward and Barbara DeMatties.
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Visitation at Funeral Home

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, April 26, 2019
Palmisano-Mull Funeral Home LLC
28 Genesee St.
Geneva, New York, United States


12:00 pm
Saturday, April 27, 2019
St. Stephen's Catholic Church
48 Pulteney St.
Geneva, New York, United States
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