Robert Joseph Ponte, 83, peacefully passed away at his residence on Thursday, August 15, 2019, surrounded by loved ones; “his girls”, as he liked to call them, Aunt Paula, PaPa Larry, sons-in-law, and grandsons.
He was born November 20,1935, the son of the late Manuel and Rosaline Ponte.
Robert is survived by his wife, Phyllis Marie Ponte, of 50 years; his daughters, Denise (Rich) Adessa, Melissa (Charles) Waters, and Tricia (Brian) Dougherty; two sisters; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Brian Manuel Ponte; sister, Priscilla Pike; and friend, Stanley Potock.
Per Robert’s wishes, he will be cremated. Family and friends will be received at Paris Nazarene Church, 9 Long Street, Paris, PA 15021 on Saturday, August 24 from 11 a.m. until the time of his memorial service at 12:30 p.m.
Schuetz Funeral Home is assisting the family.