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William G. Pontz, Jr.

Posted By DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On November 17, 2015 @ 1:59 pm In Obituaries | 9 Comments

William G. Pontz, Jr., 79, of Lancaster passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, November 10, 2015.  He was born in Lancaster, PA, a son of the late William G. Pontz, Sr. and Dorothy Root Pontz.  He was preceded in death by his brother Jack B. Pontz and stepmother Dorothy G. Pontz.  Bill was a 1954 graduate of J.P. McCaskey High School and later graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in 1958 with a B.S. in Economics.  He then entered the insurance business and continued to work in the Medicare health insurance industry until the time of his death.  He took great pride in his work and truly enjoyed the friends he made during his time in his business.  He was awarded the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation in 1966 and was also a member of the Society of Certified Senior Advisors (CSA).  He enjoyed gardening, bridge, crossword puzzles and was an avid Penn State football fan.  He was also active in the McCaskey High School Alumni group where he was the treasurer.  As a snowbird, Bill enjoyed time spent at The Villages attending interest groups for musical productions, bridge, square dancing, business networking and pool-side relaxing.  He is survived by sons, Timothy W. Pontz, husband of Mon-Fen Hong, of Seattle, WA and John D.Pontz of Columbia, MO, and one granddaughter, Madeleine J. Pontz.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Service honoring Bill’s life to be held at Highland Presbyterian Church, 500 E.Roseville Rd., Lancaster, PA on Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Dr. Ann Osborne officiating. Family will greet friends at the church on Tuesday, December 22 from 10:00 AM until the time of service.  Private interment will be held at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1154, Alexandria, VA 22312.


Condolences for the family of “William G. Pontz, Jr.”

Condolence from Phil Loht on November 17th, 2015 2:31 pm

From our fantastic days as Jaycees, Bill was one I fondly remember for his great wit and funny sarcasm.
We had the best of times and I wish nothing but the best for the family in this time of sorrow.
God Bless, Peace be with you.

Condolence from Kathy on November 18th, 2015 9:37 am

I met Bill when I worked for a local TPA he was always so kind and friendly. After leaving I’d see him around town and he would greet me with a ready smile. I often pass by his house and think of him and wondered how he is doing. I’m very sorry to hear of his passing. I hope the family will find some sense of peace in all the wonderful memories they personally have and all the wonderful memories people will be sharing in the days to come. Sending prayers.

Condolence from Deborah Benson Everett on November 18th, 2015 9:57 am

Dear Tim and John,

Have known your father for many years, since high school in fact. Was very close to Betty and Jack Pontz, so would see Bill often at mutual gatherings. I knew his parents as well. Your Dad was a kind person, was lots of fun and always enjoyed the friendships he made over the years. I remember how pleased he was to live in his home on Marietta Avenue in later years.

I send to you deepest sympathy in this time of loss and sorrow.

Deborah Benson Everett, Oak Bluffs, MA

Condolence from Michael & Arlene Z. Miller on November 18th, 2015 11:00 am

DEAR PONTZ FAMILY:

WE LOST A DEAR FRIEND!
ARLENE & I GREW-UP WITH BILL, WE LOVED HIM AND WILL MISS HIM A LOT.
MAY GOD BLESS HIM AND ALL OF YOU.

Mike & Arlene Miller

Condolence from Gerry Potts on November 18th, 2015 4:58 pm

I knew Bill through a dinner club we both belonged to. He was always such a pleasure to be around and always had a smile on his face. My deepest sympathy to all of his family.

Condolence from Katie & Henry Long on November 22nd, 2015 12:58 pm

Bill and I were very good friends for many years. We shared lots of good times with our gang, including, brother Jack, Frank and George Roth, Charlie and Henry Rich and others. There were always good parties at the Roth’s, liberating Mr. Roth’s (aka the Bear) liquor. Good times were also had in the Rich’s kitchen and at The Rose Bowl eating Walt’s pizza and drinking dimies.. You, his sons, have probably heard these stories and there are so many more. Final note…Bill always kept a sharp eye out for good looking girls.
We will miss him and will never forget the fun we had over the years.
Katie and Henry.

Condolence from Peg Esterly on November 23rd, 2015 1:12 pm

Tim & John,

I was saddened to read of your Dad’s passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this very sad time.

Peg Esterly

Condolence from Scott Joost on December 1st, 2015 4:39 pm

Tim and John,

I am sorry to hear about your father’s death. Thinking about your family brings back good memories of when we lived in the same neighborhood and spent time in your parent’s basement playing Atari.

I hope you are doing well. God bless both of you and your families.

Scott

Condolence from PENNY MELLINGER DITZEL on December 7th, 2015 9:19 pm

so sorry to hear of the passing of Bill we grew up together as teenagers, lots of good memories with both Bill and brother Jack, Many prayers to the family.

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