Irvin S. Pontious, 81, of Cuneo Road, Kersey, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at Penn Highlands Dubois.
He was born on January 22, 1942 in Kersey, PA, a son of the late Alvin and Olive Himes Pontious.
He was married to the late Carol Groeger Pontious, who preceded him in death in 2008.
Irvin was a lifelong resident of the area and worked for Stackpole Carbon Company, Brockway Glass, and Motion Control. He was a longtime and faithful member of the Ridgway Rifle Club, and also volunteered his time as a 4-H leader for Stride for Stride. He had a passion for horse training, and also enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He also loved going for bike rides, hiking, and his dog, Calamity.
He is survived by 2 daughters; Penny Wonderly and her husband Joe and Jennifer Anderson and her husband Ed, both of Kersey; one son; Irvin "Chip" Pontious, Jr. and his wife Renee of Sigel, by 9 grandchildren; Jonathan DeFrain, Amanda Baum, Jacob DeFrain, Dylan Pontious, Alyssa Pontious, Devin Pontious, Dahlton Pontious, Jade and Jax Pontious, and by 6 great-grandchildren; Gavin, Karmela, Olivia, Owen, Leo, and Noah.
In addition to his parents and his wife, Irvin was preceded in death by his son; Jason Pontious, two sisters; Shirley Anderson and Dorothy Swanson, and by two brothers; Floyd Pontious and Howard Pontious.
A Memorial Service for Irvin S. Pontious will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 2:00 PM at Krise Funeral Home in Kersey, 339 Main Street, Kersey, PA 15846, with Rev. Ron Burkett officiating.
Family and friends will be received at the Krise Funeral Home in Kersey from 1:00 PM until the time of the service.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Elk County Humane Society.
Krise Funeral Home and Cremation Services-Kersey, 339 Main Street, Kersey, PA 15846 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be offered to the family at www.krisefuneralhome.com