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1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

Thomas J. McNeill Jr.

03/13/1955 — 03/10/2023

A professional portrait photo of Thomas J. McNeil Jr. dressed up in a suit and tie

Thomas J. McNeill, Jr., 67, of Highland Heights, OH passed away on March 10, 2023 surrounded by family. Tom believed in prioritizing fun and family. He will be dearly missed by his loving wife Debbie McNeill (nee Hughes), his children, grandchildren, family, and friends. A sailboat owner for nearly forty years and long-time member of The Cleveland Yachting Club, Tom’s passion for sailboat racing lives on in his three children Tom (Lindsey), Katie (Colin) Jarvis, and Kevin (Kelly). He was an adoring grandfather of Conor Thomas and Dylan Robert. Brother of Brian (Ann Marie) McNeill. Tom was a proud citizen of Ireland.

 The family will receive friends from 3:00 – 7:00 PM Wednesday, March 15th, 2023 at DeJohn Funeral Homes and Crematory, 28890 Chardon Rd., Willoughby Hills. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 AM Thursday at Divine Word Catholic Church, 8100 Eagle Rd., Kirtland. Burial to follow at Whitehaven Memorial Park Cemetery in Mayfield.

 In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Tunnels to Towers or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

 Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral Home.

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2 Replies to “Thomas J. McNeill Jr.”

  1. Our parents were in each others wedding parties.I am so sad to hear about Tom’s passing


  2. Bernie Johnson April 17, 2023 at 6:28 pm

    I met Mr. Tom McNeill at the NCR office in Cleveland, Ohio in 1985. He was working at the district office and I had just transferred in from Dayton, Ohio. Mr. McNeill did not like me much at first, he thought I was arrogant and reckless (guilty on both counts).
    We soon found that we had more in common than we had differences. We had sons the same age (Tommy & Zach), we both loved the Water, the Cleveland Indians, the Cardiac Kids, and an occasional libation. We became fast friends.
    There are many accolades I can attribute to Tom, but the ones that come to mind first are; Tom was a good man and a good friend. He was generous, kind, and always a gentleman. Tom loved his family and was an honorable man, he was someone you could always count on. Tom liked having a good time and was quick with a laugh. We laughed a lot (I am not sure he was laughing with me or at me, we laughed a lot), we had a lot of good, fun times together.
    My old friend Tom will be sorely missed.


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