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Mary OnderkoMary L. Onderko (nee Machovina) passed away Friday October 19, 2018 following a long illness. Mary was born February 1, 1933 in North Ridgeville. After their marriage Mary and her husband Robert lived in California from 1954 until moving back to Elyria in 1969 where they lived for the rest of their lives.

Mary was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Elyria where she was active with the Bereavement Ministry. Mary was employed for seventeen years with the Elyria City Schools in the cafeteria at Northwood Middle School. She graduated from North Ridgeville High School with the class of 1951. Mary was a life member of the Elyria VFW Post #1079 Ladies Auxiliary. Her hobbies included baking and crocheting. Her greatest joy was her family, especially her grandchildren

She is survived by one daughter Theresa (Daniel) McRoberts of Vermilion; five sons Andrew (Polly) Onderko of Elyria Twp., Robert (Joan) Onderko of La Vernia, Texas, Richard of Franklin, Wisconsin, Michael (Sonja) Onderko of Cynthiana, Ky and Gregory (Mary Kay) Onderko of Elyria; two brothers Alfred Machovina of Lorain and Bernard (Gloria) Machovina of Elyria; Thirteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death her husband Robert D. Onderko on February 12, 2010; one sister Jeanette Holtwick; and three brothers Charles, Ralph, and Eugene Machovina; and one great grandchild Lily Onderko.

Friends may call at the Reichlin Roberts Funeral Home, 327 Cleveland St., Elyria, Ohio on Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Closing prayers will be held Monday, October 22nd at 9:30 am in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at St. Jude Catholic Church, 590 Poplar St., Elyria. Fr. Frank Kosem, pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery, Elyria.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mary’s memory to Mercy New Life Hospice, 3500 Kolbe Rd, Lorain, Ohio 44053

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