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Dr. Lloyd O'Neil, 93, of Aurora, died on Saturday, March 23, 2015 at his home. He was born October 4, 1921 in Windsor, Canada the son of Wilfred and Mary O'Neil.

During World War II he flew with the Royal Air Force stationed in England pre-invasion, and on the continent post-invasion. He was the survivor of 60 low level bombing and strafing missions in support of the ground forces.

Following repatriation to Canada, Dr. O'Neil attended Queen's University in Kingston Ontario, graduating in 1953 with a doctorate degree in medicine. He interned in Vancouver British Columbia and followed up with residency specialty training at the Illinois Eye and Ear infirmary at University of Illinois in Chicago. It was while there that he met and married his beloved Shirley Ann Mueri, a nursing instructor in 1957.

After spending a year in Peoria Illinois, they moved to Aurora Illinois in 1958 to start an Eye Ear Nose and Throat medical practice.

They were blessed with three children: Michael O'Neil (Janice) a realtor in Seattle Washington, and twins Dr. James O'Neil (Kim) a pediatric ophthalmologist in Phoenix Arizona, and Dr. Kenneth O'Neil (Ana) a radiologist in Downers Grove Illinois. Grandchildren include Adam, Nicholas, Carson and Shelby in Phoenix; and Sam, Doug, and Lauren in Downers Grove.

In addition to his parents, Dr. O'Neil was preceded in death by his only sibling, James O'Neil.

Following retirement in 1993, Dr. O'Neil enjoyed his summers in Illinois with his local family, and his winters with family in Phoenix.

He is remembered by family and friends for his kindness, intellect and generosity.

A private memorial service will be held by his family.