ONDO, Fr. Michael A.

ONDO, Fr. Michael A.

Fr. Michael A. ONDO. Age 89. Beloved son of the late George and Anna (nee Giroski). Loving brother of Joseph (Mildred and Jean, deceased) and the following deceased; Mike (age 15), John (age 15), Paul (age 18 months), George (Veronica, deceased), Andrew (Marie), Paul (Rose), Anthony (Louise) and Ann Vetrick (Thomas, deceased). Dearest uncle and great uncle to many nieces and nephews. Loving and kind friend to many. Ordained at St. Mary’s Cathedral on May 8, 1954 by Most Rev. John B. Bennett for the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana where he served in various parishes as Assistant Pastor, Pastor, and Family Life Director. Father Ondo proudly served his country as a US Military Chaplain in the Navy, the Marines in Vietnam, and the Army for 24 years. He holds the rank of Colonel USAR (RET). 

VISITATION: TUES., JULY 3 AT MT. ALVERNA, 6765 STATE RD., PARMA FROM 12:30-2:30 PM FOLLOWED BY VISITATION FROM 4-8 PM AT THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD., PARMA (between Snow & Ridge). FUNERAL MASS: THURS., JULY 5 AT 12:00 (NOON) AT ST. CHARLES BORROMEO CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5891 RIDGE RD., PARMA. Interment, Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at 2:30 PM. To offer condolences visit www.ZaborFH.com.

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  1. Fr Dave Heklmann on June 28th, 2018 11:56 pm

    I have attributed his influence on me in 3rd grade as my initial inspiration for the priesthood back in 1956 in Muncie Indians st St Lawrence It was a profound impact on my life

  2. Audrey Hardebeck on June 29th, 2018 4:43 pm

    What a kind man he was. Met him when he came to St Pat’s Oxford. I was a child of 15. We remained lifelong friends and he officiated at my wedding and at my children’s weddings. Many fond memories of a great man who came into mt life at the perfect time. Rest In Peace Dear friend.

  3. Doug Johnson on July 2nd, 2018 6:42 am

    I knew Father Mike when he was Associate Pastor of my Parish in Carmel, Indiana. When I retired from the Navy Reserves, I wanted Fr. Mike to be part of the ceremony. It was an honor to have him present. I will offer a prayer for the repose of his soul and will ensure his former Parish leaders and congregation are aware of his passing. On behalf of a grateful Nation and a proud Navy, I salute his service to our Country and our Church.

  4. James Wolan on July 2nd, 2018 4:09 pm

    As a kid, I remember Mike Ondo on the playground of Our Lady of Good Counsel to this day. The last time I met with Mike was when he said the 100th Anniversary Mass in 1996. Mike will be in heaven on the 4th of July to celebrate his dedicated Military service to our country.
    My sister, Marge, was in the 8th grade class with Mike at O.L.G.C. My sister and her husband visited Mike often after he retired. Mike had a real good sense of humor along with his brother, Joe. Mike was also a good friend of my brother, Charles Wolan. When they were young they use to chum around together. My brother almost followed Mike to the priesthood. May Mike soul, and all the souls, through the mercy of God rest forever in peace.
    Jim and Jane Wolan

  5. Vincent SALAMONI, LCDR Chaplain Corps USN (Retired) on July 2nd, 2018 4:33 pm

    Prayers were welcomed and attention to me because we were together in the Archdiocese of the Military Services, USA.

    He was and prayerfully NOW part of the HEART of CHRIST’S MYSTICAL BODY – confer: http://www.msausa.org/heart

  6. Asha Ward on July 3rd, 2018 8:02 am

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. There’s a promise god makes us at Acts 24:15. I hope you can find comfort in this.

  7. John and Emily Kress on July 3rd, 2018 6:29 pm

    We are sorry Fr. has left us behind, but rejoice in his going home. He presided over our wedding in Muncie 50 years ago this November. He was more nervous than we were. In the following years, he baptized our three children. He was a kind and loving priest to all. May the angels welcome you to Paradise. Rest in peace.

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