Henry “Nick” E. Onacki, 72, embraced God on August 20, 2014. He was born on January 2, 1942 in Hamtramck, Michigan to Stanley and Josephine Onacki. He was proud to have served twenty years in the Air Force followed by twenty-two years in the U. S. Postal Service. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Patricia. He is survived by his son; Brian Onacki and Daughters; Maria Onacki and Michelle Jay, grandchildren; Danielle, Kristina, Nicholas, Noah and Maya, great grandchildren; Adrian and Adelina.
Memorial Services will be held on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. (visitation), 10:00 a.m. (service) at Castle Ridge Mortuary. Procession and burial will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
D.J. Bedford was born in Fort Bend County, Texas to Ms. Minnie L. Johnson. He was very studious and his favorite subject was Mathematics. While in school, he met the love of his life, Mrs. Alma Loretta Frazier-Bedford. Before being drafted in the United States Army, D.J. and Alma were united in holy matrimony and became life-long partners. Mr. Bedford served in his country in combat during the 1950′s in the Korean War. After his service to his country, he reunited with his young bride and move to San Antonio, Texas. Shortly after moving to San Antonio, D.J. received an Associate’s Degree in Mathematics at St. Philip’s College and began working at Clegg Company. He later retired from Pace Foods. In 1956, He received Jesus as Lord of his life and joined the Healing Temple Church of God in Christ under the leadership of Supt. Leroy Duhart, and later served as deacon under pastoral leadership of Supt. Joseph Ward. “Deacon Bedford” established life-long spiritual ROOTS for himself, his bride and his family. At the Healing Temple Church, he served as Sunday School Supt., Church Finance/Bookkeeper, and Church Deacon. Many of his students still remember the wisdom they received from his teachings and profound riddles. It was in this place that D.J. cultivated a household of worshippers. There are those who even remembered him singing in a quartet group. Throughout his life D.J. served the Lord and his community. In 1997, D.J and Alma joined their children in worship at the New Life Christian Center Church under the leadership of Dr. LaSalle and Portia Vaughn. Pastor Vaughn ordained D.J. as an (Honorary) Deacon shortly after he became a member. Deacon Bedford loved his Pastors and his “church” family. Many fondly remember Deacon Bedford for his gentle strength, quiet wit, and noble character. His bride remembers him as a Friend, Husband, Father, Provider, and Teacher. His children remember him as their Hero and very simply, “Daddy.” He leaves to cherish his memories his loving wife, Alma L. Bedford; his Children: Doris J. Bedford-Smith, Dwindolyn J. Bedford, David J. Bedford, Darrell J. Bedford, Dorothy J. Bedford, Damon J. Bedford (Eliza); daughters in law and love: Cynthia Bedford and Pamela Bedford; Grandchildren: Devin, Dorian, Tyson, Michael, Bershaud, Elijah, Elisha, Eliza, Elizabeth, Elois, and Emmanuel; Cousins Linda and Jeannie, relatives, and friends D.J. is preceded in death by his sons: Donald J. Bedford (oldest son) and Daniel J. Bedford (recently), and his brother: Lee Earl Johnson “Uncle Lee.”