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My dad's getting inducted into my hometown's Hall of Fame

From the announcement

MARTY O’NEILL

Through his efforts for children, his church and his community, the late Marty O’Neill was a tireless volunteer.
From coaching girls’ softball to his caring church work, through his participation in the Park Forest Area Chamber of Commerce, O’Neill was a solid and consistent force for good in the community.

He served as a mediator for St. Irenaeus Catholic Church called upon by Fr. Daniel O’Sullivan to solve conflicts among parishioners. Marty lead through fairness and patience to establish a peaceful atmosphere within the group. He was instrumental in helping an organization assisting alcoholics and their families locate in Park Forest.
Fr. O’Sullivan supported Marty’s nomination, calling him a “man of character.”

As an extraordinary volunteer in the Park Forest Area Chamber of Commerce, O’Neill gave his time, talents and strengths to enable the organization to prosper prior to its merger with the Matteson Area Chamber of Commerce.

As a coach, he helped build character and served as a positive role model to his charges, being especially supportive to those who needed it most.
He and wife Georgia O’Neill, now a Park Forest trustee, raised three children. O’Neill, a 35-year resident of Park Forest, died in 2005 after a three-year battle with cancer. Before his death, he received a Leadership Certificate from Barack Obama.


 
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So cool! I love the Obama link. :-)

-J
Wow that's awesome!
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