Edward Neil McCool Jr.

July 5, 1951December 7, 2020

69, of Gulfport, FL passed away December 7, 2020. He was a proud member of the United States Marine Corps and was a Vietnam Veteran along with a Purple Heart recipient.

He was a loving husband to Suet May Ho, of 26 years whom survives him. He is also survived by his children, Michael (Elizabeth) McCool (CFD), Maggie (Keith, Local 399) Burke, and Mary Frances (Dan, USMC) Fitzgerald; his grandchildren, Corey (US ARMY), Kyleigh, Norah, Jimmy, Matthew, Mary Kate, Hayleigh and Michael; along with his siblings, Michael (USMC) (Donna), Patrick (USMC), Cathy Graves, Terri, Shawn, and Dan (Jennifer); former husband to Mary Ann McCool (Roche); and was a loving uncle to to many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Alzheimer’s Research Fund in his honor.

Services will be held in Illinois at Chapel Hill Garden South Funeral Home. Visitation times are available by appointment only. Please call 708-636-1200 to schedule.

In consideration of the safety of our guests and associates, Chapel Hill Gardens South Funeral Home will adhere to the current gathering restrictions in the state of Illinois, which allow 10 or fewer guests at services. Proper social distancing must be practiced and all guests will be required to wear face masks at all times. Thank you for your cooperation


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Mary Ellen Ziegler

December 14, 2020

So glad I was able to visit you both in January this year! Holding you both in my heart! Love and virtual hugs, Mary Ellen

Joe and Toni Hoffer

December 12, 2020

May you rest in peace ! Semper Fi will miss you shipmate ! Thank you so much for your service Doc Lima 3/1 Vietnam 69-70

Joseph Gonzales

December 12, 2020

Rest in peace dear Neil. I am moved by the love that you and May shared. It was powerful and inspiring in every way. Thank you for being such a great husband to my friend May.

Herman Ho

December 11, 2020

I feel like I know you but I really don’t. I knew you when you met my dearest friend, May Ho more than 26 years ago. You said you loved her but I was skeptical. Time proved me wrong when I visited you both in St. Petersburg. That was back in 2011. Neil, you not only loved her but you showed what love is. You put her first before you. And you treated our friendship with pride and respect. I may not know you well but I do know you are a great man that I’m proud to call friend.

Tye Clark

December 11, 2020

I know what you went through in Vietnam and it was hell. Rest In Peace in heaven. Semper Fi
Tye Clark, Vietnam veteran

Chris Fassett

December 11, 2020

It's been a really long time. I remember him being a very proud Veteran. There was a time or two that he bought me a coke after a VFW Junior unit meeting. I always thought he was a really cool guy. I'm very sorry for your loss.