The Passing of Tyrrell O’Neil
March 27, 2012 in Announcements
October 10, 1959 – March 16, 2012
It is with great sadness that I convey the following news about Tyrrell O’Neil, a longtime member of the
SF Bay Area Reclaiming Community:
Tyrrell died in the loving embrace of her family and close friends at 10:10 this morning, March
16 (10/10 was also the date of her birth). She had been unconscious since at least yesterday
morning. In the late stages, her breathing evened out and she appeared peaceful. Her body has
been lovingly attended to and washed in accord with Witchen rites.
Born in New York City to Roderick and Mary O’Neil, both of whom were active volunteers with
Catholic Worker House of Hospitality, Tyrrell was steeped in an ethic of service and compassion from
birth. She was a poet and a lover of life and Nature.
She is survived by her husband, Kaz Sugazawa, and daughter Lumi (age 14), of San Francisco; her father,
Roderick O’Neil, sister Siobhan O’Neil and nieces Shiori and Bronwyn, of New York City; youngest
sister Bronwyn, nephew Donovan and niece Deryn, of Montclair, NJ; the Sugazawa family in Japan; and
by many friends at work, in the SF Bay Area Reclaiming community and beyond.
Tyrrell’s body rests at Fernwood, a green cemetery in Mill Valley, California, where a memorial was held
on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 (Spring Equinox), concluding with a walk to the burial site.
Donations to the Tyrrell O’Neil Fund may be made at any Wells Fargo Bank, account no. 8659774254,
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