Theodore Ontko Sr.

December 24, 1936 ~ September 2, 2019 (age 82)


Theodore Ontko Sr. 82 of Jeannette died Monday September 2, 2019 in Transitions Health Care.  He was born December 24, 1936 in Coral, PA a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Reber) Ontko.  He was a member of Sacred Heart Church and Polish Brotherhood of White Eagle both of Jeannette.  Ted enjoyed his Honda Goldwing Trike and doing body work in his garage especially restoring his 1952 Ford Truck.  In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter Kimberly Hoenshell and her husband Mark, three sisters Cecelia Barklay, Anna Marie Rivardo and Betty Baughman, two brothers Edward and Joseph Ontko and a niece April Rivardo.  He is survived by a son Theodore Ontko Jr. of Jeannette, a granddaughter Erica Hoenshell of Jeannette, a brother Raymond Ontko and his wife Elsie of Claridge and numerous nieces and nephews.  Friends will be received Thursday from 9:30 AM till 10:30 AM in the Mason-Gelder Funeral Home Inc. 201 N. First St. Jeannette.  A funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday at 11:00 AM in Sacred Heart Church, Jeannette with Fr. Paul Lisik as celebrant.  Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery.  To send online condolences visit

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September 5, 2019

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Mason-Gelder Funeral Home, Inc.
201 N. First St.
Jeannette, PA 15644

Funeral Mass
September 5, 2019

11:00 AM
Sacred Heart Church
504 Cowan Ave.
Jeannette, PA 15644

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