Margaret Jane “Margie” Pontzer

Margaret PontzerMargaret Jane “Margie” Pontzer, 88, a resident of Pinecrest Manor and formerly of South St. Marys Street and Treasure Lake, passed away Monday, January 11, 2016, at Pinecrest Manor.

She was born August 2, 1927, in Kane, daughter of the late Edward F. and Marjorie Thompson Hacherl. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of St. Marys Public High School, Class of 1944, and Jefferson Medical College Hospital School of Nursing.  She was a retired Registered Nurse and had been an employee of the Andrew Kaul Memorial Hospital and the Elk County General Hospital.

On August 9, 1952, in the Sacred Heart Church, she married Raymond J. Pontzer, who survives. She is also survived by a daughter, Jane Cotter and her husband Robert of St. Marys; three sons, Raymond E. Pontzer and his wife Mary of Gibsonia, David J. Pontzer and his wife Jan of Michigan, and James R. Pontzer and his wife Susan of Michigan; eight grandchildren, Michael Pontzer, Scott (Amanda) Pontzer, Sean (Kara) Pontzer, Timothy Pontzer, Noah Pontzer, Laura (Peter) Caravello, Christopher Cotter, and Michael Cotter; and two great grandchildren, Ella Pontzer and Joseph Caravello.

In addition to her parents, Margie was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph W. Hacherl. She was the last member of her immediate family.

Margie was a member of the Sacred Heart Church and during her time in Treasure Lake, she was a member of the St. Michael the Archangel Church. She enjoyed traveling and camping and was a member of the Wally Byam Caravan Club.  She also belonged to the Ladies of the Lake at Treasure Lake and was an avid Duplicate Bridge player.

Margie was always joyful and would help anyone in their time of need. She was a gifted knitter and she also enjoyed crocheting and cross stitching.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Friday, January 15, 2016, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1128 State Street, Suite 301, Erie, PA 16501; the Sacred Heart Church, 337 Center Street, St. Marys, PA  15857; or to the Community Nurses, Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857.


Richard and Carol Pontzer January 14, 2016 at 2:28 pm

We remember Margie as a wonderfully happy, giving and loving woman, and we know she will be terribly missed. Our prayers for Cousin Ray and Margie’s children and grandchildren, who were supported and encouraged throughout the years as only a wife, mother and grandmother can do. Please accept our condolences at this time.

Dean, Mary and Ryan Hanes January 18, 2016 at 9:44 pm

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to all of you.
We send our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Rest in peace, Margie.

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