Donald Joseph Onesto

Born: Mon., May 15, 1933
Died: Tue., Sep. 30, 2014


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sun., Oct. 05, 2014
Location: McCommons Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Oct. 05, 2014
Location: McCommons Chapel

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Donald Joseph Onesto

Donald Joseph Onesto, 81, of Eatonton, GA, died Wednesday, September 30, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Chicago, IL on May 15, 1933 to the late Anthony Onesto and Elizabeth Shuckford Onesto. He was a graduate of Parker High School. Starting to work at the age of 18, he spent most of his career with Tyler and Hippach Glass Company as a glazier.  He retired in 1993 after 40 years of service.  After retirement he moved from Richton Park, IL to Loganville, GA and in 2011 he moved to Eatonton, GA to be close to his daughter.  He had many hobbies and interests, but really enjoyed fishing, bird watching, especially humming birds, gardening and growing flowers. He was a member of Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church in Greensboro, a member of Glazier Architectural Metal and Glass Workers Local Union No. 27 in Chicago and the Oakland Athletic Club.

He is survived by two daughters, Lynda Crowley (Mike) of Eatonton, GA and Nancy Malia (Leonard) of Elwood, IL; two sons, Donald Onesto (Dianne) of Acworth, GA and David Onesto (Sharon) of Plainfield, IL; grandchildren, Michael J. Crowley, Scott Crowley, Steven Crowley, Donnie Onesto, Daniel Onesto, Megan Paganessi, Patrick Malia, Brittany Pfizenmaier, Jessica Haake, David Onesto and Gianna Onesto; great grandchildren, Miranda Pfizenmaier, Haylee Pfizenmaier, Collin Haake and Caleb Haake.

A Funeral Service will be held Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at McCommons Chapel with Rev. Bert Matthews officiating.   The family will receive friends Sunday from 12:00 p.m. until time for the service at McCommons Funeral Home in Greensboro.  The family requests that any memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P. O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us online at to sign the guest register.

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Linda and Jayson Beale
   Posted Fri October 03, 2014
I would just like to tell you again how very sorry I am for the loss of your father, grandfather or great grandfather, as the case may be. I will always remember him for his sense of humor and love of life..... He will be greatly missed! With sincere condolences and prayers to the family. Love, Linda and Jayson

Bradley Towe
   Posted Fri October 03, 2014
There is so much to say about Mr. Don. He was one of a kind and one of the funniest people I have ever met. We had so many talks in the mornings, some of them good and some bad. He always knew how to brighten someone's day. He loved his family, the Cubs, and all of his flowers. He will be truly missed. If there is anything I can do for the family please let me know.

Sally McPhillips
   Posted Fri October 03, 2014
Lynn, Mike, and family,

You all have my heartfelt sympathy and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was truly one of a kind, and I know he will be dearly missed. I pray that your faith in God's plan will give you some comfort in the days to come.
As I sit here now thinking about your Dad, I can't help but laugh to myself. What a character! He reminded me so much of my own Dad- that is one of the reasons why I loved him so much. He was never afraid to speak his mind (understatement), and I loved that too. He had me laughing every time I was with him, and my memories of him will always be just that.
Love and prayers for your entire family,
Sally, Bob, John, Tim, and Bobby

Noreen Czopek-Kawa
   Posted Sat October 04, 2014
Mr. O, you sir, were a master of words! There were no pretense about you so you spoke what you thought. As a child you scared the heck out of me, as an adult I realized you did not mince your words. And I told you that you no longer scared me, how brave of me! I wish I could have had another dinner with you in 2015 when I come to visit. God will most definitely take you to heaven because heaven needs a man like you. Rest in Peace, Mr. O.