William J. Pontuti, 83 passed away peacefully Monday morning August 16 at his home, with his loving family by his side.
William was born January 28, 1938 in Youngstown a son of the late Arthur and Barbara Wiederman Pontuti. He was a 1955 graduate of the Rayen School and was bricklayer for several construction companies including the Adolph Johnson Co. In addition to brick laying, Bill worked for the Mahoning County Sheriff Dept. from 1977 to 1988, the Youngstown Police Dept. from 1976 to 1977 and was a State Watercraft Officer.
He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church, American Legion in Austintown, the ITAM Post 12 and a fifty year member of Bricklayers Local 8. Bill enjoyed dancing, especially at the Idora Park Ballroom, going to the Brier Hill festivals and watching his grandchildren’s sporting events. He faithfully served in the Army from 1958 to 1961.
Bill leaves to cherish his memory his wife Judy Lorant, daughters Lisa Marie (Ken DiGiacomo) Pontuti of Columbiana and Lori (Tony) Mangiarelli of Canfield, brothers Thomas Pontuti of Canfield and Lawrence Pontuti of Neveda, grandchildren Stephen Bott, AJ Mangiarelli, Daniel Mangiarelli and Brooke Mangiarelli, Judy’s daughter Jacci (Donald) Niemi, son John (Beverly) Lorant and grandchildren Donnie Niemi and Nathan Niemi.
Friends and family may call from 9 to 9:50 Saturday August 21 at St. Anthony of Padua Church, followed by a Memorial Mass at 10 A.M. celebrated by Very Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Cariglio, Jr.. Material tributes can be made in William’s memory to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market Street, Boardman, Ohio 44512
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Edward J. Fox & Sons Funeral Home 4700 Market St. Boardman, Ohio.
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