Bruce O'Neill

Bruce D. O'Neill

October 25, 1948 - June 12, 2020
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Bruce O'Neill, age 71, passed away on June 12, 2020, after a brief illness. An Annapolis resident, Bruce was born and raised in Baltimore where he attended Loyola High School and Loyola College ('70).

A lifelong educator, Bruce started his career in Baltimore City Public Schools and taught last at Arundel High School, where he also was the assistant softball coach. While his children were young, Bruce coached many sports for Rolling Knolls youth sports leagues and spent countless hours cheering for the Annapolis Panthers and St. Mary's Seahawks. After retiring, he enjoyed a brief stint working at Dawson's Liquors in Severna Park. He was an avid reader, enjoyed golfing, and time spent with family and friends.

Bruce is survived by his wife of 45 years, Denise; daughter, Allison (Pete von Loewe); son, Matthew (Elizabeth Hollick); brother, David and nephews, Brian, David, and Seamus, as well as extended family and many beloved friends. He was preceded in death by his father, John James; mother, Alice (Mitchell) and sister, Gail.

Services have been postponed, celebration of life details are forthcoming.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to: Loyola Early Learning Center and Maryland Federation of Art.

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Teresa Moir

Posted at 11:28am
Dear Denise,
I am so saddened by Bruce's passing. He was a wonderful husband, father, teacher, coach, and friend. Thinking of him always puts a smile on my face. Bruce was one of the funniest, brightest people I have ever met. I have a picture of him with the "dinner group" on my kitchen wall. That was such a great evening and Clint was so pleased that you all visited our home. Perhaps they now have a chance to laugh together again. My deepest condolences to you and the rest of your family.
Terry Moir

Lida Payne

Posted at 09:59am
Dear Denise, Allie and Mathew, Our hearts are breaking for you, we are sending our deepest sympathies. Bruce was a special person who brought humor, friendship, kindness, strong opinions and fantastic sarcasm into our lives. Roy states that even though they only taught a few years together , Bruce’s influence and friendship ran deep. According to Roy, “ Bruce was one of the best teachers that I have seen during my career.” We cherish our memories with our families together, from Roy and Bruce coaching our daughters lacrosse team , to a family vacation in Holden Beach, North Carolina together. We laugh and still use Bruce’s term for youngsters as , “piglets” . Our memories run deep of his bigger than life personality. Our hearts are broken for your family as we know the void will be forever there. We pray that peace will find its way into your lives. Much love and caring sent your way.

Love, Lida and Roy Payne Posted at 12:17pm

Please know that the above was shared thoughts from Roy and I. Roy is deeply saddened and sends his love to all of you. Much love, Roy and Lida Payne

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