Louis A. Pontone
We regret to inform you of the passing of Louis A. Pontone, 82, of Matthews International. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family in Staten Island, New York, on April 28, 2016.
Mr. Pontone was born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he met the love of his life, Josephine. He served two years in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, stationed in Germany. After he and Josephine were married, they moved to Staten Island to raise their family. In 1931 his father started a casket company. After he and his brothers joined their father, they expanded the company to serve all 50 states as South Brooklyn Casket Company, Miller Casket Company, and Reliable-Miller Casket Company, then joining under one name, Milso Industries, and later teaming with Matthews International. He shared a passion for race horses with his son, Thomas. Together they started TLP Stables in 1996. They had the privilege of owning one-of-a-kind horses. They had two Hambletonian winners, Muscle Hill and Market Share, and nine Breeders Crown Titles.
Son of the late Thomas and Angelina Sarno Pontone; brother of the late Josephine Apicella. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Josephine Solimandi Pontone; daughter Donna Pontone (Robert Knott); son Thomas Pontone (AnnMarie); daughter Angela LoConte (Joseph); grandchildren Jaclyn, Malorie, Allyse, Amanda, Isabelle, Alyssa Jo and Angelina; great grandchildren Gianni, Andy and Louis. His brothers and sisters, Harry Pontone, Mary Maniglia, Gloria Revano, Thomas Pontone (Kathy), Andrew Pontone (Maryanne), Michael Pontone (Martha); brother in law, Vincent Apicella, sister in law Rosemarie Aceste; and, many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral Mass was celebrated on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Staten Island. Visitation was at the Hanley Funeral Home in Staten Island, and entombment was in Moravian Cemetery. You may view Mr. Pontone’s obituary at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/
The CFSA officers, board of directors, and staff extend their sincerest condolences to the Pontone family.