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Samuel Peter Pontillo

September 22, 1950 July 27, 2012
Samuel Peter Pontillo
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Peter Pontillo, 61, of Melbourne, FL and formerly of Clearfield, passed away Friday July 27, 2012 at the Viera Hospital in Melbourne, FL.

Born September 22, 1950 in Clearfield, he was the son of Pete and Edith (Yingling) Pontillo.  Mr. Pontillo had worked as a custodian for the Century United Methodist Church in Melbourne, FL.  Mr. Pontillo was a musician, having played drums for various bands in the Clearfield Area including The Diego’s, Moore or Less, Fire and Rain, Donna and the Funmakers, and JD and the Second Half to name a few.
 
He was a member of the Pineda Presbyterian Church in Melbourne, FL where he also played drums for the Praise and Worship Band of the Church, and was a U S Marine Corp Veteran of the Vietnam War.
 
Surviving are 2 children Angela Redden and her fiancee Mike Irvin of Clearfield and Clu Pontillo and his wife Jaime of Pittsburgh, 4 grandchildren Dylan Graham, Mikayla Graham, Jazlynn Gesin, and Isaac Pontillo.  Also surviving are 2 sisters Jackie Gilliland and husband Robert of Huntingdon and Helen Robb and husband Ronald of Clearfield, numerous nieces and nephews and his former wife Betty Redden of Curwensville.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Franklin Pontillo.
 
Funeral Services for Mr. Pontillo will be held at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Clearfield on Thursday August 2, 2012 at 11:00 AM.  Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery Clearfield,
 
Friends will be received at the funeral home on Wednesday August 1 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM, and Thursday from 10 AM until time of services.
 
Military Honors will accorded at the funeral home by members of the Clearfield Honor Guard.
 
Contributions may be made to the family in care of the Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. P.O. Box 1435 Clearfield, PA  16833
 
The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Clearfield is in charge of the arrangements.

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