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Michael Angelo Pontrelli


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Michael Angelo Pontrelli Obituary
December 10, 1929 - March 31, 2016 Michael Angelo Pontrelli died peacefully on March 31, 2016 in Los Angeles, California at the age of 86. Born and raised in Los Angeles. He graduated from John Marshall High School, served in the United States Navy Air Corps from 1948 to 1953, was discharged and attended USC earning a B.A. degree and J.D. degree from Southwestern University. He maintained a Family Law practice in Beverly Hills from 1962 handling numerous adoptions free of charge. In the 1970's he served as President and founding member of: The Italian American Lawyers Association, President of The Mountain Gate County Club and The Federated Italo Americans of Southern California. He also served the City of Los Angeles Social Service Commission and the Family Law Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He continued on his path in 1985 and moved to Camarillo where he joined the Ventura County Bar Association. For years he volunteered his services as an arbitrator, Judge Pro Temp of the Superior Court and held monthly lectures for the Pro Per Clinic. Also in 1985, he established the Pete Pontrelli Endowed Memorial Music Scholarship at the University of Southern California. The only thing that overshadows his accomplishments is the profound impact he had on others. His energy, kindness and zest for life are what people will remember most. A loving father and grandfather, Michael Angelo Pontrelli devoted his life to his family and community. He is survived by his son Adam Pontrelli and his daughters Beth Pontrelli and Cheryl Pontrelli as well as his grandchildren Jack Letterman, Eva Letterman and James Michael Wilson. A private memorial service is scheduled to celebrate the life of Michael Angelo Pontrelli. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Pete Pontrelli Endowed Memorial Music Scholarship at USC 840 West 34th Street, MUS 408, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0851.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Apr. 29 to May 1, 2016
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