Andrew “Kelly” Honnage, 98, of Jonestown, Cass Twp. passed away Friday September 10th , with his family at his side, at Luther Ridge Assisted Living where he resided the past 2 years.
Born in Forestville Dec 11, 1922, he was a son of the late John and Eva (Kuper) Honnage.
He was a proud graduate of Cass Twp High School Class of 1940. He attended many class reunions. Kelly was an Army veteran of World War II and served in the South Pacific. He retired from Exxon Chemical in MarLin in 1985.
A devout member of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, Minersville, he attended daily Mass for many years. He was a life member of the Forestville Fire Co. since 1946 and enjoyed his weekly visits and telling stories from the past to the younger generation. He was a social member of the South Cass Fire Co. where he looked forward to shooting pool with his buddies until he was 95. An avid Phillies, Eagles and Penn State fan, he also attended many sporting events at Minersville High School.
He enjoyed morning coffee and camaraderie at “Poncho’s” coffee shop with his many friends, many of whom have passed away. He enjoyed visits to Gettysburg National Cemetery where his brother is buried. He also made 2 trips to California, the latest when he was 89 years old. He touched the lives of many and never had anything bad to say, never complained and lived life to the fullest.
Family was very important to Kelly and he enjoyed time spent with many of them especially his cousin Nick hanych and his family in Allentown and his nephew Ron Samilo and his family who included him in all family gatherings and treated him like a father.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth “Betty” (Gontarchick) Honnage; a brother George, who was killed in France in World War II; and 2 sisters, Mary Solano and Kathryn Honnage.
Surviving is a son Robert and his wife Kathy, Pottsville; 2 grandchildren, Bradley and his wife Kelliee, Humble, Texas and Katrina and her companion Brad Reed, Tremont; 1 great grandson Nicholas Andrew who he just adored and looked forward to seeing him and talking on FACETIME; also many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Kelly will be missed greatly.
Requiem Divine Liturgy will be at 11AM Thursday in St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church, 415 Front St, Minersville Relative and friends can call at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church on Thursday morning from 8AM until the time of the service. Interment, with military honors, will be in St. Nicholas Cemetery, Llewellyn. Arrangements are by the Donald J. Butler Funeral Home, 328 Sunbury St., Minersville. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer remembrances of Kelly be in the form of contributions to either the St. Nicholas Church Cemetery Fund or to a Charity of your choice. Contributions will be accepted at the Funeral Home. To offer condolences to the family or to light a candle in Kelly’s memory, visit us at www.donaldjbutlerfh.com
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