Gene O'Neal

Obituary of Gene Paul O'Neal

Gene Paul O’Neal, 76, of Royersford, PA, passed away on March 13, 2022, at ProMedica Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in Pottstown, PA. He was the husband of the late Virginia Lee (Thornton) O’Neal, with whom he shared 39 years of marriage.


Born in Eastman, GA, on September 12, 1945, Gene was the son of the late Pierce and Vera (Baggett) O’Neal.


Gene worked for Altivity Packaging LLC (formerly known as Container Corporation of America), in Oaks, PA, for 37 years, until he retired in 2008. After retiring, Gene spent most of his time visiting with his family as they gave him the most joy.


Gene is survived by his daughters, Rebecca Lynn Kovach, wife of James Joseph Kovach, and Terri Lynn Smith; his grandsons, Jeremy James Kovach, Tyler Allen Smith, and Thomas Jarred Smith; his brother, Charles Patrick O’Neal; and his sister, Rosa Marie DeFransico, wife of Anthony.


In addition to his wife and parents, Gene is predeceased by his grandson, Jacob Joseph Kovach.


Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464, will be handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at