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Former Seasider Casey O'Neal passes away

Former Seasider Casey O'Neal passes away

SALT LAKE CITY (Feb. 12, 2014) - Former BYU-Hawaii basketball player Casey O'Neal passed away peacefully as a result of complications following a brain surgery to remove a tumor last Thursday, Feb. 6 at the age of 46.

Casey was a strong, stubborn, loving man who leaves behind his wife Amy and children Brinley (5) and Boston (3) who were the greatest joys of his life. Those who knew Casey knew that he was a man of few words but listened closely and took it all in.

Casey grew up in Henderson NV with his brother Joe. Casey was a star basketball player at Basic High and continued to play at Southern Utah and BYU Hawaii. He served a mission for the LDS Church in New Jersey. Casey was employed by the Salt Lake County Sheriffs department for 15 yrs. He loved his job very much.

He is survived by his wife Amy, children, Brinley and Boston, mother Ranae, brothers, Joe (Alisyn), Tab, Derran, Shawn, and sisters Lori and Karin. His special nieces Jessica (Ca) Uzelac and Jessica O'Neal, and nephew Taylor Curran. Ca was by his side until the very end. Proceeded in death by his father Lyman.

His family and friends give a special Thank You to all the staff at IMC, Woodland Park, and Country Life Care Center who cared for Casey. Much gratitude to Neurosurgeon Dr. Mark Reichman for everything he did for Casey. Directors Independent Funeral Service.

-Special thanks to the Salt Lake Tribune for contributing to this article

1/30/68 ~ 2/6/2014
Casey James O'Neal, passed peacefully as a result of complications following a brain surgery to remove a tumor. Casey was a strong, stubborn, loving man who leaves behind his wife Amy and children Brinley (5) and Boston (3) who were the greatest joys of his life. Those who knew Casey knew that he was a man of few words but listened closely and took it all in.
Casey grew up in Henderson NV with his brother Joe. Casey was a star basketball player at Basic High and continued to play at Southern Utah and BYU Hawaii. He served a mission for the LDS Church in New Jersey. Casey was employed by the Salt Lake County Sheriffs department for 15 yrs. He loved his job very much.
He is survived by his wife Amy, children, Brinley and Boston, mother Ranae, brothers, Joe (Alisyn), Tab, Derran, Shawn, and sisters Lori and Karin. His special nieces Jessica (Ca) Uzelac and Jessica O'Neal, and nephew Taylor Curran. Ca was by his side until the very end. Proceeded in death by his father Lyman.
A viewing will be held Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 at the Sunset Ridge 9th Ward, 8137 So. Echo View Dr. (6261 W.), West Jordan, UT. A Memorial service will follow at 7:00pm. Ice cream will be served for family and friends immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers an account for the children has been established at Mountain America Credit Union. We would like to give a special Thank You to all the staff at IMC, Woodland Park, and Country Life Care Center who cared for Casey. Much gratitude to Neurosurgeon Dr. Mark Reichman for everything he did for Casey. Directors Independent Funeral Service. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/saltlaketribune/obituary.aspx?n=casey-james-oneal&pid=169556404#sthash.ICMhGYcE.dpuf

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