William F. Pontius, “Bill” died January 28, 2018. He was born in Butler, PA on July 18,1934. Bill was the son of the late John N. and the late Mildred Pontius Sr. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Ruth Pontius and brother, John “Jack” (Vivian) Pontius Jr. Bill married Joanne Eakin Pontius in 1967.
He graduated from Butler High School and the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Metallurgical Engineering. Bill began his career in a co-op program through Armco Steel and retired as a Works Metallurgist in 1993. After retirement from Armco, he worked several years as a consultant in the steel industry.
David Todd was a lifelong friend of Bill’s. They went to school together and spent a lot of their free time together on the golf course, watching sports, playing bridge and traveling. Judy Todd was also a good friend of Bill and Joanne.
Bill is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joanne . She currently is living in Wake Forest, NC. He is also survived by his daughter, Rebecca “Becky” and her husband Peter Karidis, and their children Andrei and Natalia of Wake Forest; his son, Douglas and wife Julie Pontius of Erie, PA; two nieces, Lisa (David) Malota, and Michelle (David) Phillips; and many other nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Saturday, February 3rd, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, 124 E. North St., Butler, PA 16001. The service will immediately follow at 12:00 (noon) at the funeral home.
Interment will be at Butler County Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a favorite charity or the YMCA Camp/Armco Park, 339 N. Washington Street, Butler, PA 16001.
Online condolences can be given at www.thompson-miller.com.