Evelyn E. O’Neill, 99, a lifelong resident of Navesink, peacefully passed away at her home with her family by her side Nov. 20, just shy of her 100th birthday. Evelyn was born in Brooklyn Dec. 3, 1918, a daughter of the late Marion and Herbert Salenger. She and her family moved to Navesink when she was just an infant.
Evelyn attended the Navesink United Methodist Church and was a member of the Navesink Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Evelyn enjoyed reading and walking her dog. Her main joy in life was caring for her family. Her children and grandchildren were her pride and joy.
Evelyn was predeceased by her beloved husband John O’Neill Jr. and her brothers, Thomas and Harold Salenger, all World War II veterans. She is survived by her children, John O’Neill III and his wife Anita of Florida; Thomas and Joan O’Neill of Navesink; and Sharon Tillman of Navesink. She also leaves behind eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Friends and relatives paid their respects Nov. 25 and 26 at Scott & Kedz Home for Funerals, Belford. Burial and committal followed at Bayview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to one of the following: Navesink Hook & Ladder Co. 141 Monmouth Ave., Atlantic Highlands, NJ 07716 or Meridian Health Foundation, 1340 Campus Parkway, Building C, Unit 4, Neptune NJ 07753. Condolences may be sent by visiting scottkedzfuneralhome.com.