Constance  Onderko


Constance "Connie" Onderko
Constance "Connie" Onderko, 92, passed away March 29, 2019 at The Fountainview Center for Alzheimer's Disease in Atlanta, Georgia. She was born January 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.
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3 posts

Randy Harris
Apr 17, 2019
Your mother touched so many lives.
The word Role Model is what Your mother will alway be.
God Bless You and Family.
Virginia Abruzzino Zuspan
Apr 17, 2019
Sweetest lady you could ever meet loved her.R.I.P. dear Connie Job well done.
Marlene Williams
Apr 17, 2019
So sorry for your loss....always remember her being such a nice sweet lady.