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On Sunday, December 22, 2013, Craig Cochrane Onqué, beloved son of Earle Onqué, Pittsburgh, PA and the late Gloria C. Onqué; stepson of Nancy F. Onqué, Pittsburgh, PA; brother of Sheri O. Eastman, Houston, TX and Brock T. Onqué, Pittsburgh, PA; nephew of Nell C. Taylor, Silver Spring, MD; uncle of Nicole Scanbray, Houston, TX, and Jesse Eastman, Houston, TX; cousin of Timothy Taylor, Davis, CA, Stuart Taylor, Silver Spring, MD, Blair Taylor, Seattle, WA, Scott Taylor, Washington, D.C., and Marshall Taylor, Rockville, MD; partner of Lynnell Morida, Pittsburgh, PA. There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held on a date to be announced. Remembrances may be made to American Indian College Fund, 8333 Greenwood Boulevard, Denver, CO 80221-4488. Arrangements by JOHN A. FREYVOOGEL SONS, INC.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Dec. 29 to Dec. 30, 2013.
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January 27, 2019
Eternal flame for you told me being sick but I didn't believe, or just didn't want to believe it. I recall one of our last conversations I listened to you, then I said Please don't die on me Craig!. You knew about my father dying of cancer at 50, and I was about 18. I felt so lost, so abandoned. I am so sorry we didn't get to talk more, and for being so avoiding of the subject. I pray for you peace and pray u hold a place for me in heaven!
Maggie Mott
January 22, 2019
Remembering ICE...
Maggie Mott
January 21, 2019
I will always remember you
December 4, 2016
So sorry to hear of Craig's passing. He will be sadly missed and never forgotten! Pray he has found eternal peace...
maggie mott
September 24, 2016
I am so sorry to learn of Craig's death.
Craig was so kind, and a lot of fun.
I knew him initially through Pitt faculty kids' summer swim and gym program.
For my 12th birthday, he gave me his friend Keith, who turned out to be a great birthday present!
Craig also advised and convinced me to apply to private high schools, which is how I ended up at Winchester-Thurston. He was absolutely right, it was the best thing I could have done.
My condolences,
Susan Firestone
June 29, 2014
Learned of Craig Onque's passing while researching my Grand Aunt Alice S. Onque, brother of maternal Grandfather, William Henry Albert Sims. My sincere condolences.

Grace Burton
Grace Burton
June 29, 2014
Alice Onque's oldest brother - Craig Onque's grand uncle
June 29, 2014
Alice Onque in the middle.
June 29, 2014
Alice Onque (middle) and siblings.
May 14, 2014
I only just recently learned of Craig's passing and wish I had known earlier. I have great memories of my friendship with Craig and am proud to say that we attended each other's proms at Shadyside and at Winchester-Thurston! While I have not seen Craig since high school, he holds a special spot in my heart and I will always remember him fondly. My condolences to his family...

Lynn Snyderman
February 14, 2014
Oh man, just learned of Craig's passing tonight. I have so many memories of Craig from the 1970s…spent many nights growing up together, laughing, getting into trouble. He was a good man, always ahead of his years and and often funny. It's been years since we've spoken. To the Onque family, all the best in your healing. Craig will be missed.
Bradley Zeve
January 26, 2014
I only had the pleasure of meeting Craig once. But, I was a childhood friend of his mother, Gloria, and a high school friend of his father, Earle. Consequently, I feel his loss as deeply as if I had known him personally all his life. May he rest in peace.
January 25, 2014
Deepest sympathies to Sheri, Brock, and Mr. Onque. Haven't seen a lot of people from Pittsburgh in a long while, but was just looking at some pictures last night of Craig and Sheri when we took a camping trip in the mountains of West Virginia. Craig was a good friend in high school and we enjoyed many great times together, I hope to see you once again on the other side. Rest in peace.
Mark Dobrowolski
January 25, 2014
Dear Sheri, Brock, Dr. Onque,
I am so sad to hear of Craig's death, and offer you my deepest sympathies. It is an honor to have touched lives with such a strong, bright, positive, genuine, charactered, intelligent, kind and fun person. I am thinking of you. Tina McClung
Christina McClung
January 23, 2014
Craig was a big man with a big heart and a big spirit. He will be missed. We had many adventures in high school and for many years after. We spoke recently and he was prepared, reluctantly for this journey as well. Come good home Craig.
Matthew Wolff
January 21, 2014
Dear Brock: I was saddened to read of your brother's passing. Please accept my condolences. - Jeff Pollock, Esq., Sq. Hill (SSA '80)
January 16, 2014
so very sorry to hear this sad news.much love to your family
kathleen scott gallagher
January 15, 2014
To all the Onque family,
It is so heart breaking to here of Craig's passing.
It has been many years since I have seen Craig. I Cherish our fun high school memories .
Craig was a fun loving charismatic person .
You are all in our thoughts and prayers .
Lisa Capra
January 15, 2014
Craig was an inclusive presence in an exclusive environment. I will always be thankful for his kindness.
Scott Evans
January 8, 2014
To all of Mr. Onque's family.

I had the pleasure of meeting him when he was my patient in the hospital. I just wanted to extend my sorrow for the loss of a very kind and pleasant individual. I was upset to hear of his passing. May he rest in peace.
January 6, 2014
To the Onque's one and all,
It is heartbeaking to hear of Craig's passing and then see his handsome smiling face in the wonderful guest book photo of him. Of the countless fun filled times I had with Craig and the family growing up, the memory I most cherish is the yearly ritual of Hope and I coming over to the Onque home on Christmas Eve after we all went to church and opening up a present meant for a family member. On those and so many other occasions, the house was bursting with love and laughter, and that is how I shall always remember Craig.
Karen Haabestad
January 1, 2014
Earl and Nancy, please accept our heartfelt sympathy for the loss of Craig. A beautiful person gone too soon.
Marlene and Charlie Smithers
January 1, 2014
Craig was such a great guy and great friend during our high school years. Many of us enjoyed our time together with him. My condolences with his passing. He will be missed but his spirit will remain. I can see Craig playing frisbee golf in heaven. May Craig rest in peace. My prayers are with you Mr. Onque, Brock and Sherri.
Derek Minno
December 31, 2013
Earl, Brock, So sorry over the passing of your son and brother. The prayers of the Haley family are with you. May his soul and the souls of all the faithfully departed rest in peace, and may light perpetual shine upon him.
Leon Haley
December 31, 2013
Dear Dr. Onque, Sheri, Brock and extended family,
Most of us recall the house on Ferree St. as being a fun house. The Onque
children hosting yet another party. Cool father, beautiful mother
and daughter and sons that we all liked. Craig full of personality, always. He is an unforgettable part of many of our lives. It is easy to hear his voice and picture his face.
Chris Armstrong
Chris Armstrong
December 31, 2013
Dear Onque Family, I am so sorry about the Craig. He was a special person who will be missed. He was loved by all of us who knew him at SSA. Christine McMahon Tumpson
December 31, 2013
To your old friends you will always be 18 in our hearts and memories. You were such a large and positive presence in our growing up years. Rest in Peace. Please accept my condolences Sheri, Brock, and Dr. Onque. This is so sorrowfull.
Matt Minno
December 31, 2013
To Mr. Onque, Sherri, and Brock: Craig's passing came too soon, but his memories he left us will forever bring smiles to all of us buds he grew up with. He will be missed greatly, and will hold onto my last phone conversation I had with him this past year. Laughs saddened by reality. May peace be with you, Onque's.
Richard Sieber
December 30, 2013
Dear Uncle Earle, Sheri, Brock and the extended family,
So sorry to learn of Craig's passing. He will always be a remembered for the happiness he brought to all who knew him. He was indeed a light. Our thoughts are with you.
Gloria and John Ku/Cocke
December 30, 2013
Just wanted to say goodbye to my Cousin Craig. Craig's family will remain in the prayers of the Taylor's Northwest.
-Blair Taylor
Blair and Bridgette Taylor
December 30, 2013
Craig's light will always shine.
Jim Osborn
December 30, 2013
Earl- Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your son. With my past year I can be more than just understanding of what you are going through. Condolences also to Nancy.
Lisle Zehner
December 29, 2013
My sympathies to all of Craig's family, and to everyone who knew him. I haven't seen him in a number of years, but he appeared and reappeared throughout my life, from elementary school through graduate school, and his good cheer, and enormous personality, always made me smile.
Laura Crary
December 29, 2013
Craig was the best neighbor anyone could have, we`ll miss him and his outdoor parties on the patio. I`m so sorry for the Onque famuly`s loss, he`ll be missed. Richard Riegler / nest door neighbor.
Rich Riegler
December 29, 2013
To the Onque family,

Please accept my sincerest condolences. I only knew Craig the one year I went to Shady Side with him, but remember well how the whole morning school bus came alive when he got on. I'm sure he will be missed.
David Hoechstetter
December 29, 2013
Mr. Onque and family, All of us at the office are very saddened to hear of your son's passing. Please know that you all are in our prayers. If you need anything, don't hesitate to call us. Love, Nora, Brenda, Pam and Mary.
Nora Antal
December 29, 2013
Oh, Sheri, I am so very sorry to learn of the loss of your brother! I don't remember him well, but I certainly fondly remember you and your mother in particular. You and your whole family have my deepest sympathies. When you feel up to it, I would love to get back in touch with you.

Wendy Hoechstetter
wendyannh (at) comcast (dot) net
December 29, 2013
Be at peace brother. I cherish the fact that we spoke before your time here ended. Rest now and struggle no more.
I hold you and your family in my prayers.
Kevin Meara
December 29, 2013
I remember looking up to him as a young man many years ago. An infectious smile that welcomed all.
Stoughton Bailie
December 29, 2013
I was lucky enough to know Craig in high school, he was a strong individual and great guy to be around. My condolences to the Onque family.
Andy Mallinger
December 29, 2013
Dear Onque family,
My heart aches for you all. I smile when I think of Craig. He is with his momma now. She welcomed him with open arms. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. I love you all.
Cathy Collins
December 29, 2013
Oh Sheri! I adored your brother! It has been so many years, but I loved his charm, humor and smile!
I am so sorry for your loss and the world's loss as well.
Susan Hunsiker Howard
December 29, 2013
The entire extended Onque family has my deepest condolences. May Craig rest in peace. He is in my prayers.
Ulric Haynes Jr.
December 29, 2013
Earl - Saddened to hear of your loss. Mom let me know this morning. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Hal and Rachel
Hal Rubinstein
December 29, 2013
Dear Earle, Sheri, Brock and Lynnell,

I'm heartbroken knowing the world no longer contains Craig. He was charismatic and complicated, and filled with joie de vivre. He loved his family and friends and lived his life to the fullest in his too-short time here. I consider myself blessed to have known him and counted him - and all of you - among my oldest and dearest friends. I will miss him. I wish you all comfort and peace.

Kyra Schon
December 29, 2013
When there's nothing left to say
And even less to be done
God relinquishes hold of his son

Good-bye, Craig,
James Collins
December 29, 2013
Dear Mr.Onque, Sheri & Brock,

My deepest sympathy on Craig's passing. He was a great guy and my memory is flooded with all the fun times we had.
My prayers are with all of you.

Ellen (Gwen)
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