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AGE: 85 • Vineland
Ernest Pensa, 85, of Vineland, NJ passed away on Monday morning November 25, 2013 at the home of his daughter where he had just started hospice care. Mr. Pensa was born & raised in Vineland where he remained a lifelong city resident. He was the husband of the late Marie Shirley (Scott) Pensa who died in 2005. He was also pre deceased by his brothers Mike & John Pensa.
Mr. Pensa was a graduate of Vineland High School where he enjoyed participating in Track & Field. He received several medals and also set several school records. He went on to serve in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After his service to the country he began a lifelong career working as a carpenter. He retired after many years of service with Stanker & Galetto Inc. He was a member of the Carpenters Union and enjoyed working outside with his hands gardening, wood working & giving of himself to his family. He is survived by his four children; Robert Pensa, Tuscon, AZ. Donald Pensa, Pittsgrove, NJ. Holly Dobrzenski & her husband Christopher, Tuscon, AZ. Aimee Ingegneri, Mays Landing, NJ Four Grandchildren; Robert Pensa, Jr., Kevin & Amanda Pensa & Nicholas Ingegneri. A great granddaughter; Jasmine Marie Pensa as well as several nieces & nephews. Relatives & friends will be received on Saturday November 30, 2013 from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the Pancoast Funeral Home, 676 S. Main Rd., Vineland, NJ where his funeral service will be conducted at 10:30 AM. Burial will be in the Siloam Cemetery, Vineland, NJ. To e-mail condolences & or tributes, please visit www.pancoast funeralhome.com
Published in The Daily Journal from Nov. 27 to Nov. 29, 2013
Pancoast Funeral Home
676 S Main Rd Vineland, NJ 08360