Joe “Mac” McNeil

February 10, 1942 - June 5, 2021

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Joe “Mac” McNeil, beloved husband of Janie, loving father of Kelly (Jay) Brielmaier, Daniel (Amy) McNeil, Megan (Peter) Mellor, Mollie (Jeff) Knowles and Kevin (Carrie) McNeil, grandfather of Mac, Ellie, Austin, Logan, Patrick, Charlotte, Henry, Margaret, Alexis, Owen and Ian, brother of Mike, Ginnie, Mary Jo and the late Duff, Dick, Tom and Peggy. Also survived by numerous Nieces and Nephews.  Joe was a longtime coach, teacher and mentor to many players and students. Passed away on Saturday June 5, 2021 at age 79. Memorial Visitation Friday, June 11, 2021 from 3-6 PM at Hodapp Funeral Home, 6041 Hamilton Ave., College Hill 45224.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mathew 25 Ministries, the Salvation Army or H.A.R.T. (Homeless Animal Rescue Team at Condolences at


Tom Freppon - Jun 11, 2021
Janie and family, I was so sorry to hear about Joe. We had a lot of good times together at Xavier. I will keep you in my prayers. Tom
Larry Wetenkamp - Jun 11, 2021
We Are very good friend, had a great time teaching at Western Hills HS together! A great person, and coach/teacher. So many Great memories! but I still would beat him at golf! Prayers for the family.
Dwayne Young - Jun 11, 2021
I just wanted to send my thoughts and prayers to you trusting that God will give you the strength, peace and rest for your heartaches in such a time as this. Coach McNeal was a great coach,mentor and friend his office was always a great place to go for talks, encouragement and discipline but it was always worth the sit down. Its without a shadow of a doubt that he'll definitely be missed but all my memories of him will forever be cherished.. I can hear Coach "Mac" saying 2 Timothy 4:7-8 7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
Lou & Donna Dahmann - Jun 11, 2021
We were saddened to hear of Joe’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and many friends during this difficult time. Our deepest sympathy,
Adam Dewey “Dudley” Bowen - Jun 11, 2021
As a good friend of Kevin’s growing up, I spent a lot of time at the McNeil’s house during High School. I got to know his father well and I even had some summer jobs where he was my boss - we had a blast. Joe jokingly called me Dudley and I called him Jose. He always brought a warm smile to my face hearing him call that out. I’ll keep those memories close and am thankful for that. The Bowen family would like to extend our deep condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mark Weiler - Jun 10, 2021
Thoughts and prayers to the family. Coach McNeil was my basketball coach at West High from '73-'75. Thanks Coach. Sorry for your loss. He will be missed.
Lora Wetenkamp - Jun 10, 2021
My Father and Mr. McNeil taught together and were friends, My prayers are with the family at this time.
The Constands - Jun 10, 2021
knowing you are all heartbroken… so sorry for your loss! Hoping endless memories provide some comfort… in time… just not this week. All of you in the most amazing family.. please take care! Kelly.. a huge, huge hug coming your way!
Wendy Chism - Jun 9, 2021
I am so sorry to hear about your dad,Kelly. I will always remember him with special fondness from that year he helped you coach Nick and Mac in basketball. He showed a lot of basketball smarts but more than that, he showed the boys that he cared. You and your family are in my prayers.
Tom Keehan - Jun 9, 2021
Deepest condolences to the McNeil family. I met Joe when he was coaching at West Hi and I was playing at Elder. I appreciated his willingness to help me. Very sorry for your loss.
Dottie - Jun 9, 2021
Love and prayers to all the McNeil family who is missing this loving and wonderful man. He was the best!!
Dee and Gary - Jun 9, 2021
Sending you lots of love and comfort, we are so sorry for your loss.