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Ruth Marion Onisick

Ruth M. (Garraway) Onisick, age 82, 112 Church Street, Catawissa, died peacefully at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville on Saturday, October 10, 2020 after a brief illness.

Born in Frackville on October 30, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Helen (Wagner) Garraway. A 1956 graduate of Frackville High School and a resident of Catawissa for the past 49 years.

Ruth was employed by the former Bell Telephone Co., of PA in Philadelphia early in her life. Later she was employed at the former Emenee Shirt Factory in Catawissa and last at the former Keck Drapery Factory in Bloomsburg, retiring in 2000.

She attended St. Columba Catholic Church, Bloomsburg with her husband. The most important part of her life was her family: husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She cherished all of them.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Jesse Cabello in 2012 and by three brothers: Jack Wagner, Wayne “Butch” Garraway and Joseph Garraway.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Joseph F. Onisick, and they celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary on May 30, 2020; a daughter, Suzie, wife of Kerry Seitz, Southlake, Texas; a son, Joseph M. Onisick, and his wife Suzie, Lime Ridge; six grandchildren: Austin Onisick, and his wife Kristin, Brandon Onisick, Kerry Seitz, Jr.,   Andrea Seitz, Eloisa McCorquodale, Juan Cabello; seven great-grandchildren: Emily Onisick, Turner Onisick, Landon Cabello, Mia Spickard, Kevin McCorquodale, Jeremy McCorquodale, Brayden McCorquodale and a great-granddaughter on the way.

Also surviving are two sisters: Carol “Toni” Kline, Mahanoy City and Jean Keim, Frackville, a sister-in-law, Anne Garraway, Frackville and a number of nieces and nephews.

 Private services will be held at the convenience of the family in The Dean W Kriner Funeral Home and Cremation Service,. 325 Market St, Bloomsburg with the Rev. Gordon E. Smith, pastor of St. John Lutheran Church, Espy officiating. Interment will be in Hillside Cemetery, Catawissa.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Dean W. Kriner, Inc., Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 325 Market St., Bloomsburg.

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Miss you mom
I know how much you love the family picnics. Wish you were here

Joey Jun 15 2021 12:00 AM

Can't believe you are not here. Love you mom

Joey Mar 4 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ruth Onisick

Joey Dec 12 2020 12:00 AM

Sue, Kerry and family,
We feel so fortunate to have spent some time with your mother and father when they visited Texas. What a friendly, warm, caring, spunky woman she was. We have enjoyed looking through her video keepsake here.... many great memories for you to cherish.
Our love and prayers go out to you.
Teresa and Mark Johnson

Teresa and Mark Johnson Nov 6 2020 12:00 AM

It's a different world without you Mom. Love you and miss you

Joey Oct 26 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ruth Onisick

Eloisa McCorquodale Oct 19 2020 12:00 AM

I am sure going to miss your mom's hair appointments, and then I got to see your dad too.! We talked every minute she was there. You all are a great family, and Bob and I appreciate how you always treated us like family . I hope and pray that in time you all will find peace and remember the good, happier times. Rest in peace, Mick! You are all in our thoughts and prayers!
Love, Carol Keller

Carol Keller Oct 18 2020 12:00 AM

I am so very sorry for your loss. Your wife, mother, grandmother was such a beautiful lady. She was always so warm and welcoming whenever I would come to your home. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sending hugs and love.
Very sincerely, Lisa Gutekunst Hill and family

Lisa (Gutekunst) Hill Oct 16 2020 12:00 AM

Mrs. Onisick your love and kindness will be greatly missed. Some of my fondest memories are the times I spent at your home. You always made me and everyone that entered your home feel like family. Rest in God's peace. Praying for healing and comfort for your loving family.
Love, Regina Terry

Regina Terry Oct 16 2020 12:00 AM

Mrs. Onisick your kindness and love will be greatly missed. Some of my fondest memories are when I spent time at your house. You always made me and everyone that entered your home feel like family. I'm praying for God's strength and healing for your loving family. Rest In Peace.

Regina Terry Oct 16 2020 12:00 AM

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