OBITUARY

Stanley John Onoroski

August 20, 1929April 10, 2019
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In memory of Stanley J. Onoroski

Stanley (known to his friends as Stan or Ski) passed away on April 10, 2019 (just a few months shy of his 90th birthday) after a period of declining health. He was the youngest of 11 children, born on August 20, 1929 in Nashua, New Hampshire, the son of the late Walter and Katherine (Slosek) Onoroski. He grew up Nashua, New Hampshire and joined the U.S Navy at the age of 17. Most of Stan’s Navy career was spent on sea duty with him being stationed at various ports of duty within the United States and around the world. In the early 1960’s he was deployed to Great Lakes to train recruits and spent three years there as a company commander and battalion adjutant. He enjoyed sea duty as it was a great way to see the world, and he said that the best ships he served on were the USS Earle B. Hall (APD-107) and the USS Alamo (LSD-33) where he made many long-lasting friendships. He served during the end of WWII, the Korean War, Vietnam War, and Cuban Missile Crises. Through his hard work and dedication, he achieved the rank of Master Chief and was the recipient of several awards including the Bronze Star, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and Silver Star for Good Conduct Medal. While stationed at Great Lakes in the early 1960’s, he met and married his wife Martha (Scheerens-Hall) and became the step-father of Michael Hall, Joanne Hall and William Hall. He was a devoted and loving husband and father. Stan retired from the Navy as Master Chief Boiler Technician (BTCM) in 1967, after 21 years of dedicated military service, and made his permanent home in Chula Vista, California. Following his Navy retirement, he worked for a short time at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company in San Diego. He began a second career in 1968 as a boiler plant operator and industrial equipment mechanic with the Public Works Center (PWC) where he spent the next 27 years at the Balboa Naval Hospital Complex. During his time with PWC Stan was known to be a very conscientious and dedicated employee as evidenced by the numerous “Superior Performance Awards” that he achieved for his “outstanding” work. Stan was known to his family and friends as compassionate and warm-hearted; someone who truly cared for others. He was a real “gentleman” and always there to lend a helping hand to those in need. He was truly an inspiration to his children and grandchildren. Leading by example, he taught us the value of hard work and the satisfaction that comes along with it. He was there to praise us for a job-well-done and give us guidance when we needed it. When not working he enjoyed spending time with his family and long-time friends, and in his spare time enjoyed working in the yard, reading, and doing crossword puzzles. Stan’s faith was very important to him. He was an active member of Saint Pius X Catholic Church in Chula Vista, CA for over 45 years. While in the Navy and out to sea he would lead his shipmates in Sunday prayers. While in port he would assist his shipmates in leaving the ship to attend Sunday mass services. After the death of his wife Martha in 2001, he continued to live in Chula Vista with his grandson Matthew, Mathew's wife Julie, and great granddaughter Jordan. He is survived by his stepdaughter Joanne, stepson William, son-in-law Jim, daughters-in-law Carol and Patricia, seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Services

24 April

Evening Visitation with Rosary at 6:00 p.m.

5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Glen Abbey's Main Mortuary Chapel

3838 Bonita Road
Bonita, California 91902

26 April

Funeral Mass

9:00 am

St. Pius X Catholic Church

1120 Cuyamaca Ave.
Chula Vista, California 91911

26 April

Committal Service Immediately Following Mass

Glen Abbey Memorial Park

3838 Bonita Road
Bonita, California 91902

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Stanley John Onoroski

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Veronica Theriac . Severns

April 17, 2019

Stan and Marty were wonderful neighbors. I enjoyed many visits with them over the years and occasional visits with Stan more recently. I especially remember the wonderful Christmas parties at their home. My condolences to all the family. Rest in peace, Stan.

Mary Lou Boston

April 14, 2019

Dear Family,

Our Condolences to the whole family. May your memories of the wonderful times you shared together with uncle Ski comfort all of you, today and always. He will be missed by all that knew him.

Although he was miles from us he was in our thoughts and prayers daily. He was a true Christian man and lived his life as one.

I will truly miss his beautiful Christmas cards he sent to us every year. They were always such beautiful cards and meant so much to us.

Our Deepest Sympathy,

Mary Lou & Ralph

Michael Boston

April 12, 2019

Every memory I have of Uncle "Ski" is that of a man with a smile on his face and a happy spirit. His love and affection for Aunt Marty and family shined brightly from within. Most of my memories are from my youth and I still remember the excitement when told my relatives from "California" were coming to visit and how special it seemed. Uncle Ski always had a special naval momento as a gift that I would cherish, I especially remember the gold shoulder braids from one such trip (can't remember what they are called). There was a Joy and Happiness at my Grandmothers like no other when these visits occurred. Every journey has a beginning and an end and Uncle Ski's being just shy of 90 years was one Hell of a Journey.
With Sympathy,
Michael Boston

Bonnie Polselli

April 12, 2019

You will be missed by all of us.
We won’t say goodbye but see you again!

Laura Weigelt

April 12, 2019

Stan was always kind, caring, and friendly. Those of us at the Rancho Del Rey Costco will greatly miss you. You are loved Stan by many people💛

Mike Stobbe

April 12, 2019

Here are a few shots of my parents with Auntie Marty and Uncle Ski

Mike Stobbe

April 12, 2019

Here are a few shots of my parents with Auntie Marty and Uncle Ski

Mike Stobbe

April 12, 2019

Here are a few shots of my parents with Auntie Marty and Uncle Ski

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Biography

In memory of Stanley J. Onoroski

Stanley (known to his friends as Stan or Ski) passed away on April 10, 2019 (just a few months shy of his 90th birthday) after a period of declining health. He was the youngest of 11 children, born on August 20, 1929 in Nashua, New Hampshire, the son of the late Walter and Katherine (Slosek) Onoroski. He grew up in Nashua, New Hampshire and joined the U.S Navy at the age of 17.
Most of Stan’s Navy career was spent on sea duty with him being stationed at various ports of duty within the United States and around the world. In the early 1960’s he was deployed to Great Lakes to train recruits and spent three years there as a company commander and battalion adjutant. He enjoyed sea duty as it was a great way to see the world, and he said that the best ships he served on were the USS Earle B. Hall (APD-107) and the USS Alamo (LSD-33) where he made many long-lasting friendships. He served during the end of WWII, the Korean War, Vietnam War, and Cuban Missile Crises. Through his hard work and dedication, he achieved the rank of Master Chief and was the recipient of several awards including the Bronze Star, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and Silver Star for Good Conduct Medal.
While stationed at Great Lakes in the early 1960’s, he met and married his wife Martha (Scheerens-Hall) and became the step-father of Michael Hall, Joanne Hall and William Hall. He was a devoted and loving husband and father.
Stan retired from the Navy as Master Chief Boiler Technician (BTCM) in 1967, after 21 years of dedicated military service, and made his permanent home in Chula Vista, California. Following his Navy retirement, he worked for a short time at National Steel and Shipbuilding Company in San Diego. He began a second career in 1968 as a boiler plant operator and industrial equipment mechanic with the Public Works Center (PWC) where he spent the next 27 years at the Balboa Naval Hospital Complex. During his time with PWC Stan was known to be a very conscientious and dedicated employee as evidenced by the numerous “Superior Performance Awards” that he achieved for his “outstanding” work.
Stan was known to his family and friends as compassionate and warm-hearted; someone who truly cared for others. He was a real “gentleman” and always there to lend a helping hand to those in need. He was truly an inspiration to his children and grandchildren. Leading by example, he taught us the value of hard work and the satisfaction that comes along with it. He was there to praise us for a job-well-done and give us guidance when we needed it.
When not working he enjoyed spending time with his family and long-time friends, and in his spare time enjoyed working in the yard, reading, and doing crossword puzzles.
Stan’s faith was very important to him. He was an active member of Saint Pius X Catholic Church in Chula Vista, CA for over 45 years. While in the Navy and on sea duty he would lead his shipmates in Sunday prayers. While in port he would assist his shipmates in leaving the ship to attend Sunday mass services.
After the death of his wife Martha in 2001, he continued to live in Chula Vista with his grandson Matthew, Mathew's wife Julie, and great granddaughter Jordan. He is survived by his stepdaughter Joanne, stepson William, son-in-law Jim, daughters-in-law Carol and Patricia, seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.