Ada Lonick Tuesday, December 22, 1925 - Monday, July 3, 2017
Ada “Mom” “Grandma Ada” Roncadini Lonick, 91, of Avella, passed away at 1am on Monday, July 3, 2017 in Southmont Presbyterian Senior Care, with her loving family by her side. She was born on December 22, 1925 in Avella, daughter of the late John and Mary Martin Roncadini. Mrs. Lonick was the Valedictorian of her graduating class in 1943 at Avella High School and during WWII she was trained in the engineering department at the ship yard in Ambridge. While raising her family she worked as a secretary at the Avella Area Schools for five years and as a receptionist for Dr. McCarroll, until she began to work as a social worker for the Department of Public Welfare for 35 years, retiring in 1990. She was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church of Avella and the church’s Christian Mothers organization, American Legion Bert C. Sider Post 643 Ladies Auxiliary and Avella Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary for over 75 years. Mrs. Lonick was a lifelong resident of Avella. She enjoyed doing puzzles, cooking, baking and spent her time with her cat, K.C. She loved to be with her family, especially playing with her great grandchildren. Mrs. Lonick loved her church and her community. She volunteered a great deal for the area, at the polling station in Independence Township, delivering meals on wheels for 20 years and she also assisted with the registration of young men in the area for selective service during the draft for WWII. She was the last of her immediate family. On June 30, 1947 she married Charles A. Lonick, who died on September 29, 1952. Surviving Mrs. Lonick are two daughters, Valarie (Ray) Lusebrink of Irwin, Shelley (Jim) Davis of Clearwater, FL; a son, Randy (Debi) Lonick of Burgettstown; six grandchildren, Carrie & Luke, Amanda & Grady, Natalie, Randi, Terri & Helge and Ray; five great grandchildren, Lucy, Cecilia, Max, Anna and Felix; and many nieces and nephews. Deceased in addition to her husband and parents are, two brothers, Richard Roncadini and her twin brother, John Roncadini; two sisters, Olympia Lazzaro and Angela Rogo. Friends and family will be received from 2-4pm & 6-8pm on Thursday, July 6, in the Jerome A. Stefkovich Funeral Home, Inc., 18 Campbell Street, Avella, PA 15312. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10am on Friday, July 7, in the St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, 97 Highland Avenue, Avella, with Rev. Robert M. Staszewski officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael Cemetery, Avella. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Avella Volunteer Fire Dept. at PO Box G Avella, PA 15312 or St. Michael Roman Catholic Church. Condolences may be expressed at www.stefkovichfuneralhome.com.