Liselotte Doris Pontin Halfmoon Liselotte Doris Pontin, 80, of Mechanicville, NY, passed away unexpectedly on April 4th at Ellis Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Born on October 7, 1933 in Casablanca, Morocco, Liselotte spent her childhood in Switzerland and completed her secretarial training in London, England, where she met her future husband, Charles Pontin. Charles' career in the tea industry led them to Toronto, Canada, where they married and then to White Plains, NY. Liselotte was a homemaker for many years and also worked part-time at Zumbach Electronics. After retiring to Mesa, AZ in 1991, Charles and Liselotte enjoyed traveling to many exotic places around the world. Upon Charles' passing in 2008, Liselotte moved to Mechanicville to be closer to her children. Liselotte is the devoted mother of Neil (Tracy Peers) Pontin and Karen (Jack) Milvaney, both of Clifton Park; cherished grandmother of Douglas and Lauren Milvaney and Kristen and Megan Pontin; sister of Suzanne Steadman of Tempe, AZ. She is also survived by her niece and nephews and their families. Those who knew Liselotte best will remember her for her utter devotion to her family and her love of animals, flowers, travel and Swiss chocolate. She was a kind and loving person who always put the needs of others before her own. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 RT-9 in Clifton Park on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff at the Neuro ICU at Ellis Hospital who provided Liselotte with compassionate care. Special thanks to Roderick MacIntosh Jr. for his kindness and expertise during this difficult time. Those who wish can make a memorial contribution to the Foundation for Ellis Medicine at ellismedicine.org/foundation. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Route 9, Clifton Park, New York 12065.
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. from Apr. 7 to Apr. 8, 2014