After a two-year battle with cancer, Patrick William O'Neal, age 60, died at his home in Morro Bay, Calif., of stage 4 melanoma, on April 19, Good Friday.
Born in Hanford, Patrick graduated from Hanford High School in 1977, then attended College of the Sequoias, Visalia, before transferring to Fresno State. He began his independent insurance agency at age 23, running a very successful business for the next thirty years, retiring at age 55 in 2012. His great success as an agent was largely due to the personal service and thoughtful attention given to his clients, befriending many of them outside his duties as their agent and making lifelong friends.
Moving from Fresno to Morro Bay, Patrick continued to make a name for himself as an engaging and caring Morro Bay local with a quick wit, appealing personality, and clever sense of humor. All who met Patrick a first time gladly remembered him the second time.
He is survived by his Mother, Marlene Butler of Hanford, brother Mike O'Neal of Seattle, Sister-in-Law, Marla Womack, niece Kelsey O'Neal and her husband Jon VanNatta, nephew Jake O'Neal of Colorado, numerous loving cousins, Valeria Bahr and Donna Badasci among them, and many 'favorite' best friends.
Graveside services will be held at the Cayucos Cemetery on April 29, in Morro Bay, at 1 o'clock.