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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