Betty Grove Pontz, 76, of Lancaster, PA died August 6, 2015 at home. She was the wife of the late Doctor Jack Bradford Pontz who died in 2000. She was born in Lancaster on April 26, 1939, the daughter of the late James William and Emily May Grove.
Betty graduated from McCaskey High School in 1957 and from Temple University in 1961. During her years of employment she worked in Philadelphia for several years at Philadelphia Electric in Public Relations. She also worked four years for her husband’s medical practice. In the nineteen-nineties, she worked for three years at Franklin & Marshall College in the Admissions Office interviewing potential students.
Betty focused her life on her family and friends. She was an active walker and gardener in her younger years. She and her late husband were avid travelers, especially when they lived in Europe from 1965 to 1968 while her husband served in the Army there.
She was a member of Highland Presbyterian Church, a member of Lancaster Country Club, Life Member of the United Auxiliaries to Lancaster General Hospital, a Sustaining Member of the Junior League of Lancaster, and a member of the Homestead Village Auxiliary. She was a former member of the Hamilton Club. She was a loyal supporter to Hospice of Lancaster County for many years.
She is survived by a son, Doctor Bradford Scott Pontz, husband of Heather B. Pontz of Fairfax, VA, and a daughter, Jennifer Pontz Slocum, wife of Brian G. Slocum of Sacramento, CA; four grandchildren, Gavin H. and Everett W. Slocum and Eleanor M. and Jack B. Pontz; and a brother, James Edward Grove of Marina Del Rey, CA.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a memorial service at Highland Presbyterian Church, 500 E. Roseville Rd., Lancaster, PA on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. The family will greet friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Betty’s memory may be sent to Hospice & Community Care, 685 Good Dr., P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125 or the American Cancer Society, 314 Good Dr., Lancaster, PA 17603.