Joseph A. Onuskanich

January 23, 1950 ~ July 19, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old


Joseph A. Onuskanich, 73, of Adamsdale, passed away, Wednesday, July 19th, at his residence, with his wife Beverly at his side. 
Joe was born in Pottsville on January 23, 1950. Joe’s mother was the late Christine (Castellano) Onuskanich. Joe was raised by his mother and her husband, John Katchmir, whom Joe considered his father. 
He was a Blue Mountain High School Graduate, class of 1967. Joseph then went on to graduate from Stevens Technical Trade School in Lancaster in 1970.  He worked as a mechanic his whole life and opened his own garage, Little Joe's in Pottsville. 
He was a member of the Deer Lake / West Brunswick #1 Fire Company.  He was also a member of the Never Hit Gun Club in Clinton County. He wrestled throughout high school and later coached Biddy wrestling, Little League and midget football. He was inducted into the Blue Mountain All Sports Hall of Fame in 1995. 
In addition to Beverly, his wife of 55 years, Joe is survived by three sons Joseph P. Onuskanich, Michael J. Onuskanich and Peter T. Onuskanich, husband of Christina. He is also survived by his four grandchildren Brooke, Jonathan, Juliana & Arabella.
Also surviving is his sister, Mary Ann Hubler, widow of Carl and his two brothers, Paul Onuskanich, husband of Joanne and John Katchmir, as well as nieces & nephews
 A Religious Service will be held at 7:00 PM, Tuesday evening at Hamilton - Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. in Orwigsburg, with Rev. Jeff Johnson officiating. Visitation will begin at 5:00 PM Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice, in Joe’s memory.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Joseph A. Onuskanich, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Joseph A. Onuskanich?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Joseph's memory.


July 25, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
116 South Liberty Street
Orwigsburg, PA 17961

Funeral Service
July 25, 2023

7:00 PM
Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.
116 South Liberty Street
Orwigsburg, PA 17961


American Cancer Society
PO Box 42040, Oklahoma City OK 73123-3000

if it needs to be regional specific use PO Box 22718 and say what area of state.


© 2023 Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility