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Earle was born on October 30, 1930, in St. Paul, MN to Earle and Alice Onque. He graduated from Bates College in 1952 with a degree in biology. He received a professional degree in Architecture from Carnegie Institute of technology (CMU) in 1957. Earle was one of the first minorities in the United States to be both a registered architect and certified planner. Earle was the head of Model Cities, the principal partner in an architectural firm, a faculty member of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, a member of the American Institute of Architects, American Planning Association, and National Association of Housing and Redevelopment, among many other accomplishments. Once he retired, Earle enjoyed traveling and water color painting. Earle was preceded in death by his first wife, Dr. Gloria Onque; and his son, Craig Onque. He leaves behind his loving wife, Nancy Fecondo Onque; daughter, Sheri Onque Eastman (Dan); son, Brock Onque; as well as three grandchildren, Nicole Eastman Scambray ( Daniel), Jesse Eastman (Jenna), and Jake Fravel. Earle will be missed by his sister-in-law, Nell Taylor; and his nephews, Tim Taylor, Stuart Taylor, Blair Taylor, Scott Taylor, Marshall Taylor and their families. Friends will be received at JOHN A. FREYVOGEL SONS, INC., 4900 Centre Avenue at Devonshire Street (freyvogelfuneralhome.com) on Friday, May 8, 2015, from 4-7 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel of Homewood Cemetery on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Bates College with the notation of a scholarship fund in memory of Earle T. Onque c/o: Rothman Gordon P.C., Attorney at Law, Attn: Roza, 310 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from May 6 to May 8, 2015.
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May 28, 2015
I was sad to learn of Earle's recent death. My sincere sympathies to his family. I met him first through various professional organizations a number of years ago and later worked with on some consultant projects. I always enjoyed working with him; he was a good teacher/mentor with lots of good ideas and wonderful sense of humor. His talents will be missed in this region.
May 13, 2015
Earl Onque's gentle admonitions and powerful sense of history are a major part of the reason I chose a career in public service, hoping to improve life in urban landscapes he created and envisioned.
May 8, 2015
We are greatly saddened to hear of Earle's passing and feel fortunate to have known him. We extend our deepest sympathy to you and know that you have wonderful memories to sustain you.
Charlie and Marlene Smithers
May 8, 2015
A man of great honor and integrity. Dapper, sophisticated -- always with a twinkle in his eye and kindness in his heart.
James Porto
May 8, 2015
Nancy - My deepest sympathy to you and your family. May his memory be eternal and he rest in peace. God bless! Colleen
Colleen Kerekes
May 7, 2015
It is with great sadness that I read of Earle's passing. He was a very special person and made so many contributions. Be strong and filled with good memories.
Pepper and Stephanie Mallinger
May 7, 2015
Dear Sheri & Brock,
Really sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. He was such a kind man. I remember all the good times at your house with your whole family.
Ellen Goldman Slesinger
May 6, 2015
Earle, my dear friend, you will be missed here on Earth as one of God's special creators of all things beautiful. I shall "see" you in spirit always. Love, Cindy Harris
Cindy Harris
May 6, 2015
Brock and Sheri I want to pass along my deepest heart felt condolences for your father. I have so many wonderful memories of your father on Feree St and know how much he loved his family. I know that he will be truely missed by all.

Michael Bushkoff and Family
Michael Bushkoff
May 6, 2015
With great memories and all of our love. Cody, Kai, Torryn, Duncan, Kelli, & Tim
May 6, 2015
Earle was such a gentle soul. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family.
Sarajean Snyder
May 6, 2015
Nancy, and Family,
So sorry to hear about your loss. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers, Love, Kathie Kubrick, Carol Weiss and Marie Warrene.
May 6, 2015
Dear Brock, Sherri, Nancy,

I think you know how sad we are for you and everyone in your family. You know your Dad treated me as he would a son and was a second Dad to me. I will miss him. He was a man of integrity, and brought joy to all those around him. I know he loved you dearly. My deepest sympathies. May his memory be for a blessing.

Love, Bob
May 6, 2015
Earle was a tough but gentle gentleman. We had fun together and Susan and I really enjoyed his company. Warmest wishes to Nancy and the Family.
May 6, 2015
Dear Brock: Please accept my condolences on your loss. - Jeff Pollock, Esq., Sq. Hill (SSA 1980)
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