Eric A. Pontiff Jr.

NEW BERN - Eric A. Pontiff Jr., 77, of New Bern, died February 15, 2013, at Two Rivers Health Care.

A native of Louisiana, he was a retired veteran of U.S. Air Force and he was a member of Riverbend Baptist Church. Eric was formerly employed at Wal-Mart.

He is survived by his loving wife, Marlene; a stepson, James McKnight and wife Anita; stepdaughters, Laura McKnight of New Bern, and Pam Yarborough of South Carolina; two brothers, Melvin Pontiff and wife Shelby of New Bern and Gary Pontiff and wife Alice and family of Louisiana; his sister, Sheila Shinn and husband Tom of Mississippi; two step-granddaughters, Selena McKnight of West Virginia and Rebecca Hendrick and husband Greg of South Carolina; nephews, Joey, Ronald and Donald Pontiff and their families of New Bern; two adored cats, Jasmine and Topaz; and two step-dogs, Capone and Jojie.

Upon his request, no services will be held.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Eric's honor may be made to Disabled American Veterans P. O. Box 14031 Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.

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Published in Sun Journal from Feb. 20 to Feb. 23, 2013