Joseph Charles Oney, Jr.

September 4, 1938 - February 4, 2022

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Joseph C. "Charlie" Oney, Jr. 83, passed away on Friday, February 4, 2022. He was a member of Mother of God Church and served as a Eucharistic Minister for 18 years. Charlie was a retired reservation supervisor with Delta Airlines having 35 years of service. Upon retirement he continued to work for the Grand Victoria Casino, Cincinnati Airport Hilton and the Airport Marriott. He was a devoted UK Wildcats fan, previous president of the Taylor Mill Lions Club, enjoyed golfing (he was a member of the Meadowood Seniors for 22 years), traveling to dude ranches and in earlier years coaching his children in various sports. Charlie had a love of horses and participated in many horse shows with his beloved horse Rebel. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years: Barbara Oney; children: Christine (Michael) Zumwalde, Andrea (David) Haas, Michael Oney and Joe (Kim) Oney; 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation will take place at Mother of God Church, 119 West 6th. Street, Covington, KY 41011 on Thursday, February 10th, 2022 from 10:00 AM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 PM (Noon). Interment and an Honor Guard Service will follow at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North, Williamstown, KY. Connley Brothers Funeral Home, Latonia, KY is serving the family. Memorials are suggested to: St. Elizabeth Healthcare Cancer Center, 1 Medical Village Drive, Edgewood, KY 41017 and/or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at Online condolences may be expressed on Facebook or at


Genna - Mar 8, 2024
I just recently learned of Charlie's passing. In 1967 I went to work for Delta Res in Cincinnati. I was only nineteen and from a small town in Indiana. I was a little intimidated moving to the "big city". Charlie was always encouraging and supportive. I have never forgotten his kindness. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Judy Boothe - Aug 8, 2022
I worked with Charlie many years ago at Delta Air Lines and he left a lasting impression on me with his caring leadership style and sense of humor. My sincere condolences to his family. RIP Buddy
Nancy Bell - Feb 9, 2022
I am sorry to learn that Charlie has passed. He was such a kind, funny and inspirational supervisor during our many years at Delta. My best wishes and prayers are with his family.
Carol Sprague - Feb 9, 2022
I really enjoyed working with Charlie at different times during our Delta careers. He had a terrific personality, was always kind and funny. Prayers and God's blessings to his lovely family.
Paul Bowersock - Feb 8, 2022
Charlie was one of the best supervisors Delta ever had. He was a man of great integrity, was always honest with you and more importantly, he always had a smile ready to give away. Altho saddened by his passing I know by his life he now is in the presence of his true love, Jesus Christ. May God’s infinite grace and mercy be in abundance for his lovely wife and family.
Mary Sue Schwab - Feb 8, 2022
How it saddens my heart to learn of the passing of this great man. And my, how he lived life after retiring from Delta. No surprise there! We are all better off for having known you Charlie!! Rest in peace!
Jean Miller - Feb 8, 2022
What a fun person to be around. He could always get us laughing. Charlie was a great supervisor and had a wonderful smile and calmness about him. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Jo Murphy - Feb 8, 2022
What I remember most about Charlie from my days at Delta is that he always made me laugh. He had a kind and caring soul and a warm heart. May he be blessed!
George Featherstone - Feb 8, 2022
Charlie was simply the best . Rest In Peace my friend.
Kim Bartling - Feb 8, 2022
Charlie was the sweetest and most sincere man. He was my supervisor at Delta and always was a positive motivator. My favorite. What a lucky family to have had him!
Sandy Patton - Feb 8, 2022
So sorry to learn of Charlie's passing. He was such a fine person and co-worker at Delta. Learned so much from this giving individual. My sincerest condolences to his family. God's blessings to all during this hard time.
Barry & Jaren Erb - Feb 8, 2022
Charlie was my first supervisor at Delta and he was the best; he was so much more than that he was our friend, confident, encourager, motivator and mentor. We are better for having known him. Barb we pray for God's peace to surround you and to help you celebrate the man you spent your life loving.
Terri Helmer Woodside - Feb 8, 2022
Dear Barb and All of Charlie's Family... Charlie was a marvelous mentor for many of us who worked with him in Delta's Cincinnati Reservations. We have been blessed with many wonderful memories of our dear friend.
Flynn - Feb 7, 2022
A man who was built of character,charm,humor and love. Charlie was a second dad to me. My life was better with him in it. I am blessed to have been apart of his family. Thank you for all the wonderful memories and smiles. May you continue to watch over Barb and the kids. With endless Love, Flynn

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