Richard Anthony Pontus Sr
June 4, 1946 – March 30, 2019
Richard Anthony Pontus, age 72 of Arlington, passed away on March 30, 2019 with his loving family at his side. He was born on June 4, 1946 in East Providence, Rhode Island, the son of Manuel Pontus and Mary Duarte Pontus. Richard married Graciela Doria and they celebrated 40 years of marriage together. Richard and his wife attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in Arlington and were past members of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Duncanville. Richard worked in molding and plastics, but also enjoyed working on many handyman projects. Richard was an avid golfer, a fan of classic cars and hot-rods, and was a life-long learner who always loved to learn something new. Richard is survived by his wife, Graciela; children Richard Pontus, Jr., David Pontus, Sr. and wife Vivian; grandchildren Anthony Pontus, David Pontus, Jr., and Alysha Pontus; great grandchild Michael Pontus; and sister Phyllis Case and husband Leo; and numerous nieces and nephews. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Manuel Pontus, Jr., and a sister Mary Moore. Visitation will be from 6:00-9:00pm on Wednesday, April 3 at Moore Bowen Road Funeral Home. A rosary and vigil service will be held at 7:00pm. Funeral mass will be Thursday at 11:00am at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Emerald Hills Memorial Park.
- Visitation Wednesday, April 3, 2019
- Rosary Service Wednesday, April 3, 2019
- Funeral Mass Thursday, April 4, 2019
- Committal Service Thursday, April 4, 2019