OBITUARY

Jordan James Pfuntner

May 7, 1925June 27, 2013

Jordan James Pfuntner, aged 88, passed away on June 27, 2013 after suffering a stroke. Jordan was born on May 7, 1925, in Akron, OH and raised in Coudersport, PA on a dairy farm. He was an avid hunter as a youth, and at the age of 18 he became a United States Marine who served in the Pacific in the Second World War. After the war he married his beloved Marjorie in Olean, NY, in February of 1946, and raised a family of nine children. A graduate of St. Bonaventure University and an entrepreneur, he was trained as a chemical engineer and spent his business career in various enterprises related to that field. Jordan and Marjorie moved to Texas in 1978 where Jordan has been a Waco-area resident for the past 35 years. Reflecting his deep and abiding faith and his strong desire to help others, in 1980 Jordan became one of the first men ordained as a deacon in the Diocese of Austin. Marjorie predeceased Jordan in May of 2002, and Jordan is survived by his 9 children, Jordan N. of Falls Church, VA, Colleen A. Palmer of Jefferson ME, Mary M. Smith of Mooreland, IN, John M. of Ithaca, NY, Kevin J. of College Station, TX, Matthew L. of Dublin, NH, Dennis P. of Bryan, TX, Nora E. of Woodway, TX, and Lucy T. Petter of Woodway, TX, and 16 grandchildren. A proud Marine, an enterprising businessman, an extraordinarily devoted husband and loving father, a kind and supportive deacon who touched many, many lives, and a disciple of Christ, Deacon Jordan passed away in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his children, and can now be found in his Father’s house (John 14:2).

Visitation will be held at Connally-Compton Funeral Home, located at 4400 West Waco Drive, on July 1 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on July 2 at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 9820 Chapel Road. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions in Jordan’s name to Hands Together, P.O.Box 80985, Springfield, MA 01138.

Services

  • Rosary Monday, July 1, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, July 1, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, July 2, 2013
REMEMBERING

Jordan James Pfuntner

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Martin Rust

July 5, 2013

Our deepest sympathy and warmest affection are with your family at this time. With Love, Martin Rust & Family

Rev. Alvin McMenamy

July 3, 2013

Dear Pfunter Family,
A dear friend of mine, Nicki Prevou, knows you, Nora, and through you the rest of the family. I promised I would offer prayers for Jordan. May he have full rest, happiness and joy now in God's Eternal Kingdom. May the reunion with his beloved wife be for all eternity now.

R.I.P.
With great Peace,
Father Alvin McMenamy, S.M.

Elisia Sevier-Stevens

July 2, 2013

Lucy I am so sorry to hear about your dad. Your parents were very special people in my heart. I loved going on retreats with your Mom. Now they are together again. He is being welcomed by so many friends and angels celebrating the next chapter in his life with the Holy Father. And I am sure your Mom has prepared him a feast. Just remember both of your parents are watching over you guys and you will never be alone. When you feel they are far away that is when your dad has picked you up and is carrying in his arms and your mom is right beside him. I love you dearly.

Vernon Clarke

July 1, 2013

To the Pfuntner family: Florence and I express our deepest sympathy in the loss of your father. Your father was a cherished and dear friend and I miss him greatly. I will always remember our daily talks, conversations and debates. A truely honorable man, dedicated in his love for God and family. Farewell my good and faithful friend. I'll see you on the other side.
Vernon R. Clarke, Jr.

Jennifer Manes Smith

July 1, 2013

Lucy, so sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jerry Debbie Adeline Clark

July 1, 2013

Marge & Deacon Jordan have blessed our life by the example of their life together! Amen & Whoop ! It is GOOD to be home our friends, Praised be JESUS CHRIST, Jerry , Debbie & Adeline Clark

Bob & Mary Di Cesare

July 1, 2013

So sorry for your loss. Jud tells me what a great person he was.

Veronica Aguado

July 1, 2013

June 2013:
How tender and special it was to visit Jordan in his home one last time just days ago. Memories of his being the leader of the Charismatic Prayer group (along with Margie and others)came to me as I stood beside his bed. In 1983 I had just moved from PA to begin teaching at St. Mary's on Washington St. He told me at that time I was an answer to a prayer, as the group, meeting at St. Louis Church, needed a guitarist...Jordan opened his eyes occasionally as I spoke softly to him...I believe he remembered my voice as I sang "Spirit of the Living God, fall afresh on me...Hold me...." I asked to move from the right side of the bed to the other to be able to see him better. I was able to share with him how special to me was a music box of a robin that he given me years ago to me to remind me of a bird that would sing in the middle of the night here in Waco when I was still single. I imagined it was God's way of speaking to me, that I was not alone: that He, God, was with me..
May you rest in peace, my dear friend, Jordan, along with your beloved Margie, and others dear to you, in the house of our Lord...Love, Veronica

Mary Doyen

July 1, 2013

I was so blessed to have met Deacon Jordan going to Bible study classes years ago. I learned so much from him. When he could no longer get out much,I would visit him at his home and we would have many conversations about God and His Word. We also talked a lot about Marge and his family and how much he loved them and was so proud of them all. I will miss him dearly. He will never be forgotten. What a wonderful, godly man he was. So thankful for his friendship. God Bless to all the Pfuntner family.
With great sympathy,

David and Barbie Christian

June 29, 2013

Our sincere condolences to the Pfuntner family -- Jordan was a wonderful person and it was such a blessing to have known him.