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Kenneth J. “Kenny” Oneschuk  

Kenneth J. “Kenny” Oneschuk

April 20, 1956 – November 3, 2017

Kenneth J. “Kenny” Oneschuk, age 61, of Middletown, DE passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017.

Born and raised straight out of New Castle, DE on April 20, 1956, he was a son of the late Edward J. and Mary Jean (Heckler) Oneschuk. Kenny attended DE public schools, including Castle Hills Elementary, New Castle Middle School (Old William Penn High School), and graduated top of his class from Delcastle Technical High School in 1974. During his junior year of high school, he was awarded 1st place in the annual Vocational Industrial Club of America in the field of masonry.

While he spent most of his career working in construction, Kenny found his niche in the electrical trade. He was a proud member of IBEW Local Union 313 where he retired in 2015. Active in the volunteer fire community, Kenny joined the Minquadale Fire Company in 1985. He was honored with a Gold life membership after 32 years of service and held various line positions, including Lieutenant and Captain.

Kenny was a great cook who was known for his famous ratatouille and using a 2 foot wide frying pan. His many passions included firefighting, fishing, gardening, playing softball, boating on the “Don’t Ask”, as salt water ran through his veins, but most of all, spending time with his family.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his Granny, Harriett Heckler, who he considered to be his second mother. Kenny is survived by his daughters, Melissa Subasic (Indy) and Ashley Oneschuk (Kurt); granddaughter, Jordan Hanna; grandson, Indy Subasic; beloved companion, Vicki Lowman and her daughters, Olivia and Cassidy; brothers, Eddy (Lois), Bryan (Debbie), and Jeff (Lori) Oneschuk; aunt, Sande (Heckler) and her husband, Barry Bowden; and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 11 am on Saturday morning, November 11, 2017 at St. Peter the Apostle R.C. Church, Fifth and Harmony Streets, New Castle, DE, where a service will be held at 11 am. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Kenneth’s memory may be made to the Minquadale Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 647, Manor Branch, New Castle, DE 19720 or to the Organ Restoration Fund, c/o St. Peter the Apostle R.C. Church, 521 Harmony St., New Castle, DE 19720, which was founded by his mother, Mary Jean Oneschuk.

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  1. Philip McClafferty, November 5, 2017

    As I read this with tear filled eyes, I can think of nothing but the good times. I will never forget your smile and laugh.

  2. Nancy Riggin, November 5, 2017

    To Vicky Lowman and Kenny’s family, we send our sincerest sympathy in hearing of the passing of this beloved man. May he rest in peace. Our prayers are with you all.

  3. Karen Vied, November 5, 2017

    Cancer took his life but the memories we made can’t be taken! In our hearts forever ❤️

  4. Christine Schmidt, November 5, 2017

    Our thoughts,and prayers go out to Kenny’s family. RIP Kenny. You will truly be missed

  5. Kelly Green, November 5, 2017

    My heart is breaking for Melissa and her family. I am so very sorry for your loss.

  6. Carol (Sis) logan, November 5, 2017

    Sending much love and prayers to Kenny families. God bless you all. Kenny was great kind man. God been bless well great angel!!!!

  7. Paul Deyarmin jr, November 5, 2017

    Great friend and nabor he was the type of man to look up too rip ole friend

  8. Susan and Jack Colclough, November 5, 2017

    Melissa and Ashley,
    May you find peace and comfort in the wonderful legacy your Father has left you both.
    May God bless each of you in your time of grief and know our deepest sympathy and prayers are sent your way.
    Sue and Jack

  9. JoAnn Read-Gentner, November 5, 2017

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  10. Barbara Cooper, November 5, 2017

    Kenny you lived life to the fullest. May peace be with all of your family. RIP Kenny

  11. Linda & Allan Hanna, November 5, 2017

    Melissa, Ashley, Jordan, Indy & Family,

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad and Poppy. You are all in our thoughts & prayers at this sorrowful time. Wishing you peace & comfort in the days ahead. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory, no one can steal.”

  12. Franny Mace, November 5, 2017

    So sorry to hear this our condolences to his family. Hope that he went in peace. Love ya Kenny Franny and Perry Mace

  13. Daddydog, November 5, 2017

    So sorry for your loss!

  14. Judy gibbons, November 5, 2017

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time. I pray you find some comfort in family and friends. I will always remember his beautiful smile and his ornery laugh with a touch of cockiness. RIP Kenny, you will be missed.

  15. Barbara Johnston Hearn, November 5, 2017

    The Oneschuck family lived across the street from us in Castle Hills.
    My condolences to the Oneschuck family.

  16. Marva Riggs, November 5, 2017

    Bryan, I’m so sorry to hear about Kenny. Prayers to you and your family. Rest easy Kenny.
    Marva Moody

  17. Darryl Hayes, November 5, 2017

    To the family that I grew up with share your lost if I could. Like all of you when I look across the street out my My front window (out my parents old house) I will see him. Kenny you were just a little older then me but that didn’t keep us from being good friend tight friends like brothers if you may. Your great sense of humor and laugh will always be in my heart I will miss you my very close friend Luv u bro Rest in peace

  18. Vickie Clark Williams, November 5, 2017

    My heart aches for all of you , may you find peace . Remember the good times. And that he was such a good person.

  19. Franny Mace, November 6, 2017

    ranny Mace, November 5, 2017
    So sorry to hear this our condolences to his family. Hope that he went in peace. Love ya Kenny Franny and Perry Mace

  20. Jeff Thomas, November 6, 2017


    So sorry for your loss. We had great times playing softball and hanging out. Great guy!

  21. Lynne and Mark Fahringer, November 6, 2017

    We deeply express our sincerest condolences with the family. Kenny was a great guy and so loved by everyone who knew him!

    Love and Prayers!

    Lynne and Mark

  22. Paula Gonzalez, November 6, 2017

    Bryan, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Best wishes,
    Paula Gonzalez

  23. butch imperial, November 6, 2017

    kenny rest in peace one of your local brothers my prayers go out to your family

  24. Steve Opdenaker, November 7, 2017

    Melissa & Ashley, I am so sorry for you loss. Your father was a good andkind man and you all know, my best friend. Vicki you were his angel on earth and he loved you so. The three of you made his last days with us as comfortable as possible. Gone too soon for sure! We will miss his laugh, his smile and his big hugs. I am sure he will watch over you all from above and guide you as he always did. When you feel a nudge, or a warm breeze across your face, see a bright light, you know Dad is with you and he always will be in spirit and love in your heart! God bless you all.
    Steve & Lisa O.

  25. Charles Watts, November 7, 2017

    To my friend and teacher, you are in my heart and prayers.

  26. J. Moore/Volunteer, November 7, 2017

    To the Family of Kenneth J. Oneschuk,
    So sorry to learn about the loss of your Dear Loved One, Kenneth. Please know that so many people share your grief with you to help you through this difficult time of sorrow. Please accept my deepest condolences as we await the time when Christ Jesus will awaken all of those who have fallen asleep in death; including your Beloved, Kenny.
    (John 11:41-44)

  27. Tim St Clair, November 8, 2017

    Condolences and prayers for the family. I am so sorry to hear of my longtime friends passing. Ken and I were friends since the 1st grade. He was a dedicated friend, once he befriended you you knew it. He had the best sense of humor, the best story teller and a great competitor. A sad loss for us who knew him. May God welcome him with open arms.

  28. Anita Hunter, November 8, 2017

    Jeff, I am so sorry to hear about your brother’s passing. I hope you know that the Kenny’s love will live forever in your heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  29. claire austin, November 8, 2017

    My sincere condolences to the Oneschuk families. So many fond memories of visiting Kenny and friends back in the seventies. Lots of Love and Laughs jammin’ to Bob Seger. RIP Kenny. Peace Love and Comfort. Claire Ciarlo Austin.


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