LaPorte service information, donation suggestions announced for Dr. Tamara O’Neal (note: visitation and funeral information updated)

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The family of Dr. Tamara O’Neal, who was killed Nov. 19, 2018, in a domestic situation outside the Chicago hospital where she worked as an ER physician, has released information on services as well as donation opportunities in her memory.

Tamara was a 1998 LaPorte High School graduate and still resided part of the time in LaPorte.

Turrell O’Neal, Tamara’s cousin, posted this on Facebook Nov. 24:

“On behalf of my great-uncle Thomas, great-aunt Glenda, cousins Shawn & Sharita, and my entire family we appreciate all the tremendous amount of love shown towards us during this difficult time. Funeral arrangements for Dr. O’Neal have been finalized and are listed on the flyer (right).

“There is a memorial scholarship fund that her med school colleagues have started to help minority students at UIC College of Medicine:

“There are two other memorial funds by Mercy Hospital and the AFFIRM Research Corporation.

“These are the only three memorial funds our family has been made aware of, and that have been authorized.

“To make arrangements to send cards, resolutions, flowers, etc., please contact myself or another family member (aside from the immediate family) to receive information on how to do so.

“I am still lost for words, but am grateful I get to honor my cousin during her services through the common bond of music that we shared.”

Read Tamara’s complete obituary at!/Obituary.

8 Responses to “LaPorte service information, donation suggestions announced for Dr. Tamara O’Neal (note: visitation and funeral information updated)”

  1. Carla Antos

    Nov 25. 2018

    Tom, I was so shocked to learn of the tragic passing of your beautiful daughter, Tamara. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. I’m so sorry.

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  2. bruce shelley

    Nov 25. 2018

    Tom, I did not know your your daughter but my daughter rode there school bus with her and said she remember her as being kind, friendly,loving,and caring….Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family…

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  3. Janis Guckenberger

    Nov 26. 2018

    Tom, my heart goes out to you and your family over the death of your precious Tamara. Weren’t you blessed to call her your own? I wish you strength and peace.

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  4. Debra Williams

    Nov 26. 2018

    Tom, Glenda and family, I am so heartbroken for all of you. You have been in my constant thoughts and prayers. May God wrap his loving arms around you all💝

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  5. Carol Howard

    Nov 26. 2018

    Tom and Family, we are so sorry for this great loss. You all are in our prayers.

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  6. Trina Evans

    Nov 27. 2018

    Tom and family, So sorry to hear of Tamara’s tragic passing. We didn’t know her personally, but from what we have heard she was a kind, caring, and compassionate person who loved the Lord. Praying for you for peace and strength now and the days to come. Trina and Dan

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  7. Corey

    Nov 30. 2018

    Hello much love and respect to the family and my thoughts and prayers be with you all at the time an may she rest up in heaven sorry for your lost

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  8. Mike and Betty Gaul

    Dec 03. 2018

    Tom and family, so sorry to hear of your daughters passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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