Catherine A. “Kaki” O’Neill

In Memoriam

Below is the death notice of Catherine "Kaki" O'Neill, Mother of David O'Neill, Class of 1977. Please keep the O'Neill family in your prayers.

CATHERINE O'NEILL (nee Sullivan) of Cleveland, Ohio, died peacefully May 7, 2023, at age 89. Beloved wife of the late David P. O'Neill, Sr.; mother of Patti Allen (Stephen), David P. O'Neill, Jr. (Colleen), Kevin O'Neill (Betsy), Erin Plasket (Will), and the late Margaret Mary "Molly" O'Neill; grandmother of David P. O'Neill III (Callie), Catherine Plasket, Molly Plasket, Jack Plasket, Adare O'Neill, Margaret O'Neill, Catherine O'Neill, Kevin O'Neill, Jr., and Francisco O'Neill; great-grandmother of Axel O'Neill. Survived by loving sisters Joan Livingston and Sue Jacobus. Preceded in death by sister Patricia Schreiner and brothers Thomas C. Sullivan and Father Sean Sullivan.
Kaki was a passionate leader in Cleveland's philanthropic community. She was co-founder of Malachi House, "home for the dying poor", and remembrances in her name would be greatly appreciated: Malachi House, 2810 Clinton Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113.
Kaki was a patron of the arts and the first volunteer for Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital Art Therapy Program. She was a devoted supporter of Urban Community School, St. Ignatius High School, and countless others she touched.
Kaki leaves an inspirational legacy anchored by her unwavering faith, devotion to family, and strong advocacy for those less fortunate. Her compassion and generosity inspired everyone she met. She had a particular fondness for Saint Therese of Lisieux, and much like the saint, Kaki allowed God to work through her life to become a guiding light for others.
A celebration of life will be held Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at St. Ladislas Church (2345 Bassett Road, Westlake) at 10 A.M. Please meet at the church.
No funeral home visitation. Interment Lakewood Park Cemetery. Private family burial.

Posted on: May 9, 2023

You can view a list of all St. Ed's Alumni who have passed away on our website.

Catherine A. “Kaki” O’Neill

Make a Gift in Honor of Catherine A. “Kaki” O’Neill

St. Edward High School is humbled by the generosity expressed by our community. Commemorative gifts enable us to empower our students with the knowledge, skills, and Holy Cross values to grow into Christ-like servant leaders. To make a memorial gift, click below.

matt stepnowsky teaching a class