Michael “Big Ott” Onuskanich, 90, of Frackville, passed away Wednesday at Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest, Allentown.
Born in Frackville, June 20, 1927, he was a son of the late Samuel and Nettie White Onuskanich. He was a graduate of Frackville High School, class of 1945
He last worked as a laborer for Lehigh Valley Dairy, Schuylkill Haven, until his retirement
He was a member and former Trustee of the Holy Ascension Orthodox Church, Frackville; He was a former Cub Scout Leader and Boy Scout Master for the former Troop 89, Frackville and a member of the Frackville Senior Citizens,
He loved and enjoyed all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister; Irene Onuskanich and brother; John Onuskanich.
Michael is survived by his wife of 64 years Helen Kordish Onuskanich; a son; Michael D. Onuskanich and his wife Theresa; a daughter; Jane Halupa and her husband Stephen; all of Frackville; Grandchildren; Michael and Becca Onuskanich, David and Amanda Onuskanich and Luke Onuskanich; Amy and Jared Rickert and Lisa Halupa; great-grandchildren; Ava, Benjamin and Aubrey; and dog Lucy; nieces and nephews.
Religious Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Holy Ascension Orthodox Church, Frackville, with Very Rev. James Jadick as celebrant. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. at the Albert L. Gricoski Funeral Home, Frackville. Interment will be in Mount Peace Cemetery, Minersville.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Michael’s name to Holy Ascension Orthodox Church, 209 S. Lehigh Ave. Frackville and/or the Alzheimers‘s Association, 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110