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1111 Monroeville Ave
Turtle Creek, PA 15145
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Ernest E. Pontia, 95, of Forest Hills, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. He was the beloved husband of the late Sophie Pontia; loving father of Susan (Bruce) Richards, of Monroeville, Bruce (Dana) Pontia, of Punta Gorda, Fla., and Alan (Tamara) Pontia, of North Huntingdon; proud grandfather of Jennifer (Kevin) Yutz, Jamie Pontia, Chanelle Butera, Nicholas Jackowski, and Hayley and Marshall Pontia; and cherished brother of the late Raymond (surviving spouse Patricia) Pontia and Leona (the late Lee) Finney. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Ernie was a veteran of the Army Air Corps, where he proudly served his country in World War II as an airplane mechanic in England and Germany. He worked as a draftsman at Union Switch and Signal for more than 30 years. Ernie enjoyed woodworking, photography and traveling.
Friends welcome from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at PATRICK T. LANIGAN FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, Turtle Creek/Monroeville Chapel, 1111 Monroeville Ave. at James Street, Turtle Creek, 412-823-9350, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. Interment with military honors will follow at Penn Lincoln Memorial Park.
Published in Trib Total Media, online only on Feb. 5, 2019
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