Samuel
MCNEILL, SAMUEL 1915-2007 MCNEILL, SAMUEL J., A 34 YEAR RESIDENT OF REDONDO BEACH, PASSED AWAY PEACEFULLY ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2007 IN TORRANCE. BORN IN HOPKINTON, IOWA, SAM WAS 92 WHEN HE DIED. HE DIED DUE TO COMPLICATIONS FROM PNEUMONIA. SAM GREW UP ON A FAMILY FARM IN IOWA. HE SERVED IN THE MERCHANT MARINES DURING WWII. HE MOVED TO CALIFORNIA TO REALIZE THE AMERICAN DREAM OF HARD WORK AND SUCCESS. SAM BECAME A SUCCESSFUL REAL ESTATE BROKER, BUILDING CONTRACTOR AND DEVELOPER. HE DONATED LAND TO THE CITY OF REDONDO TO BUILD A SMALL PARK NAMED MCNEILL-JAYCEES PARKETTE. HE ENJOYED PLAYING GOLF AND HAD A PASSION FOR RIDING STEAM ENGINE LOCOMOTIVES. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS LOVING WIFE, MARTHA MCNEILL OF REDONDO BEACH, DAUGHTER, SYLVIA OF GREEN VALLEY, AZ., DAUGHTER VIRGINIA MCNEILL OF ORANGE, CA., AND SON WAYNE MCNEILL OF PALOS VERDES ESTATES, CA. PRECEDED IN DEATH BY FATHER, ROBERT MCNEILL AND MOTHER, SARA MCNEILL. THE SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT WHITE & DAY MANHATTAN BEACH CHAPEL ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2007 AT 12 NOON. BURIAL WILL FOLLOW AT INGLEWOOD PARK CEMETERY IN INGLEWOOD, CA.

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