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Paul Michael ONeill, age 71, of Gowen and Green Valley, Arizona passed away Sunday, March 27, 2022 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids with his wife by his side.  The son of Layton & Marion (Closson) ONeill, he was born on July 26, 1950 in Grand Rapids.  On August 12, 1989, in Grand Rapids, he married Barbara Weidman.

Paul was a 1968 graduate of Catholic Central High School and joined the United States Army.  After his honorable discharge from the Army, he attended Aquinas College and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business in 1978. He retired as a Vice President of 5/3 Bank in 2010 after thirty-five years.  He enjoyed golf and fishing in Michigan and quad-riding in Green Valley, Arizona, where he and Barb spent their winters.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Layton & Marion ONeill; his brother, Patrick ONeill; a grandson, Jordan White; and his father-in-law, Frank Weidman.

Surviving are his wife of over 32 years, Barb; his children, Amy & Glenn Delp, Scott Laraway, Amy Long, and Kevin ONeill; his grandchildren, Brianna White, Justin White, Tyler Laraway, Katelynn Heintzelman, Christopher Laraway, Emily Heintzelman, Mackenzie Heintzelman, Zachery Long, Austin Long, and Nolan Long; two sisters, Regina May and Julie Boerman; his mother-in-law, Alene Weidman; two brothers-in-law, David Weidman and Tim Weidman; several nieces and nephews; and many dear and special friends in both Michigan and Arizona.

Honoring his wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of Paul’s life will be held at 11:00 on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at St. John Paul II Catholic Church ,  3110 17 Mile Road NE , Cedar Springs.

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Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638, honored providers of Veterans Funeral Care.


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  1. Sue Vander Velde on March 31, 2022 at 10:56 am

    Dave and I will really miss Paul. He was the best neighbor at Lincoln Pines. I remember Paul and Barb were the first to help when the tree came down on my trailer. They always are there to make sure I am OK. Our prayers are with Barb and the family.

  2. Ruth & Erol Cidanli on March 31, 2022 at 12:28 pm

    We are sending our deepest condolences to you Barb. Very sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. We do not know you well, but do know that you & Paul are a positive influence on our living experience in Lincoln Pines. Regards, Ruth & Erol Cidanli

  3. Tom Kim on April 21, 2022 at 10:16 am

    My Condolences Barb. Paul was a good man and have thought of him and you for many years after leaving the Bank. We all have some good memories together with smiles and laughter. May the Lord be with him and smiling and laughing in Heaven. Prayers upon you and your family .

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