Constance  Onderko


Constance "Connie" Onderko, 92, passed away March 29, 2019 at The Fountainview Center for Alzheimer's Disease in Atlanta, Georgia. She was born Jan. 25, 1927 to William "Reno" and Barbara (Christian) Julian.
After high school, she went to work at the Westinghouse plant in Fairmont, where she aided the war effort as an inspector on a line of radar tubes. She was raised in Watson but made a home in Kingmont with her family where she lived her entire life. Connie was a member of the Kingmont Womens Auxiliary for many decades and held many offices. Their mission was to provide a safe and loving community for all. While raising her children she was PTA President for several years and served on countless school committees throughout her childrens' school years. In later years she enjoyed spending time at the lake with her family especially her grandchildren. Connie was the most positive person anyone could know. No matter how bad the situation she could always find a positive side.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George; her parents William "Reno" and Barbara (Christian) Julian; her son John William Onderko; two brothers and sister-in- laws; John "Tubby" Julian and wife Rose; and Sam "Ace" Julian and wife Betty. Several sister and brother-in-laws; Steve and Phyllis Onderko; Walter and Ann Turek; Richard and Mary Langsdale; Zvonimir and Margaret Bogden; Perry and Helen Patton; John and Hilda Onderko; Steve and Alice Tonkovich; and Mike Onderko.
Connie is survived by her daughter and son and their families: Georgana Onderko Potesta and her husband John Potesta of Atlanta, GA; and her son, George Onderko and his wife Sherilyn Onderko of Fairmont. Five grandchildren: John Ian Potesta and wife Jacquelyn of Cincinnati, Ohio; Ryan Anthony Potesta of Venice, California; Dylan Hunter Onderko Second Lieutenant US Army, stationed at Fort Leonardwood, Missouri; Garrett Onderko of Fairmont; and Carson Onderko of Fairmont. One great grandson, John Julian Potesta. Connie is also survived by her sister-in-law, Kathy Onderko and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews whom she loved very much.
A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated April 23 at 11:00AM with Father Jojan Joseph at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 413 Maryland Avenue, Fairmont, WV. The family will receive friends before mass at 10:00 AM. Interment will be at Mount Zion Mausoleum.
Contributions in her memory could be made to the American Alzheimer's Association, 111 Lee St. East, Charleston, WV 25301 or the Immaculate Conception Church, 413 Maryland Avenue, Fairmont, WV 26554.
Published on April 16, 2019
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Barbara Julian Garner
Apr 18, 2019
You were the greatest aunt and I will cherish all the times we spent together. Rest In Peace and say hi to all. Love ❤️ Your niece. Barbara
Apr 17, 2019
My family was blessed to live next door to Connie and George for so many years, enjoying each other's company and always looking out for good neighbors. It was some of the best times! The world was a better place because of Connie and her family. May she now share the beauty of heaven as she is reunited with so many of her loving family. Rest eternally, Connie.
Vicki Nichols
Apr 17, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Marion County Senior Citizens.