James I. Ondriezek

James I. Ondriezek died suddenly of natural causes at his home
Monday, March 14, 2005. A native of Deadwood, S.D., he was 74.
James I. Ondriezek died suddenly of natural causes at his home Monday, March 14, 2005. A native of Deadwood, S.D., he was 74.

Mr. Ondriezek moved to San Jose in 1946. He graduated from San Jose Technical School, was a Marine Veteran of the Korean Conflict and worked as a salesman for several bearing companies. He was instrumental in the start-up of Horsford Brothers (now Applied Technologies) in Gilroy.

He is the husband of 53 years of Audrey Ondriezek; the father of daughter, Shirley Moore and her husband Kelly Moore of Santa Rosa; daughter, Georgina Fugate and her husband Larry Fugate of Morgan Hill; son, Dave Ondriezek and his late wife, Debbie of Gilroy; adopted son, Robert Culbertson of Santa Clara; grandfather of Jeremy Moore of Santa Rosa, Trevor Moore of Santa Rosa, Ryan Fugate of Morgan Hill, Kimberly Fugate of Morgan Hill, Matthew and Monica Ondriezek, both of Gilroy; the great-grandfather of Nathaniel Fugate of Morgan Hill and Sadie Moore of Santa Rosa; brother of Elizabeth Rose Smith of Auburn and Darwin Ondriezek of San Jose. He also is survived by four nieces and three nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 10am Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose. Services are under the direction of Habing Family Funeral Home, Gilroy.

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