George J. Pondish, 91, of Nesquehoning, entered into eternal rest on Thursday in Lehighton surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Maria (Zimardo) Pondish, who passed away in 2018. Born in Nesquehoning, he was a son of the late John and Mary (Macik) Pondish.
George worked in manufacturing during his working years at several locations, such as the former Bundy Tubing in Hometown and Ametek Corp. in Nesquehoning. He was of the Roman Catholic faith and was a member of St. Joseph Parish of the Panther Valley in Summit Hill. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy toward the end of WWII, serving aboard the U.S.S. Wisconsin. George’s favorite pastime was golfing, and had 4 holes-in-one to his credit, and was a former member of the former Blue Ridge Country Club. He was a passionate Phillies fan and also of the former Philadelphia A’s.
Surviving are sons Christopher and wife Susan of Staten Island NY and John and wife Lorena of Allentown PA, daughters Georgia Young of Lehighton, Virginia, wife of Gerald Stanley of Phoenix AZ and Maria, wife of Brett Kreiter of Malvern PA. Grandchildren Jessica Pondish, Nicholas Pondish, Mitchell Kreiter, Stephanie Kreiter, Melissa Malatak, Rebecca Miller, Ryan Stanley, Kira Stanley and great granddaughter Sophie Heffelfinger. He was pre-deceased by a brother Anthony Pondish and a sister Marie Poirer.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, July 28th at 11:00 a.m. at the Bruce A. Nalesnik Funeral Home, 57 West Center St. Nesquehoning PA 18240, with the Rev. Allen Hoffa officiating. The interment will be held that following Saturday, August 1st at 10:00 a.m. at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in the New Columbus section of Nesquehoning, with military honors. In accordance with CDC precautions for the public concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, masks will be required while inside the funeral home and social distancing guidelines will be observed. Funeral arrangements are being provided by the Bruce A. Nalesnik Funeral Home, 57 West Center Street Nesquehoning PA 18240. Online condolences may be expressed at www.nalesnikfh.com .
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