Kraeer-Fairchild Funeral Home and Cremation Center

4061 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL


Michael J. Pontorno

October 8, 1969August 22, 2019

Michael J. Pontorno, age 49, of Fort Lauderdale, passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2019. At the time of his passing he was in the hearts and minds of those he loved the most.

Michael is survived by daughter, Angelica Pontorno; his mother; Rose Pontorno; his sisters, Jodi M. Ponce and Bree Yesil; his nieces, Pauline Ponce and Layla Yesil; and his girlfriend, Lauren Mitchell. Michael was predeceased by his father, Paul Joseph Pontorno, who passed away on October 10, 2018.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Michael's funeral service and Celebration of Life which will commence on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 10:00 at The Church By The Sea, 2700 Mayan Drive, Fort Lauderdale. Burial will take place in Lauderdale Memorial Park.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kraeer-Fairchild Funeral Home, 4061 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale.

Online tributes at: www.kraeerfairchild.com


  • Angelica Pontorno, Daughter
  • Rose Pontorno, Mother
  • Jodi M. Ponce, Sister
  • Bree Yesil, Sister
  • Paulina Ponce, Niece
  • Layla Yesil, Niece
  • Lauren Mitchell, Girlfriend
  • Paul Joseph Pontorno, Predeceased Father


  • Funeral Service & Celebration of Life Tuesday, August 27, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, August 27, 2019


Michael J. Pontorno

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Dianne Noto

August 24, 2019

My cousin...you were a strong man but a gentle sweet kind soul...we spent much of our childhood together when I would come down and when we lived there... those are memories I will never forget ...And as we got older and saw one another less we still had a bond ...you and I would chat privately about lots of things especially our precious daughters...You will forever be missed my those you left behind but anyone who knows me knows I believe we will all be together in paradise with your dad my mom and all the other people who have left us way too soon....RIP cuzzo....I love you ❤️

Michelle Palmer Jenkins

August 23, 2019

Love and Prayers for you the family.

I attended St. Bernadette with Mike. At our age memories come and go, but I do remember him as being so funny and wonderful to be around. Condolences he will be treasured and missed.