Mary A. Yasurek Pontoriero

January 23rd, 1919 - July 29th, 2018

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          Mary A. (Yasurek) Pontoriero, age 99, of Erie passed away on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at her residence.  She was born on January 23, 1919 in Ludlow, PA, a daughter of the late Andrew and Catherine Yasurek.

          Mary, a licensed beautician, was a graduate of the Ora Jean Beauty Academy and had operated her own beauty shop in Kane.  She enjoyed her grandchildren, vegetable gardening, cooking, and crossword puzzles.

          She was preceded in death by her parents and seven brothers and sisters.

          Mary is survived by her husband of 61 years, Carmen Pontoriero, her sons, John Pontoriero of Erie and Pat Pontoriero, wife Diane of Gibsonia, PA; her grandchildren, Daniel Pontoriero, wife Kelly of San Diego, CA, Matthew Pontoriero, wife Erin of Gibsonia, PA and Eva Pontoriero of Gibsonia, PA, a great grandson, Felix Pontoriero and several nieces and nephews.

          Friends are invited to call on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at the Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, Pine Avenue Branch, 845 East 38th Street.  A service will be held there on Wednesday at 9:15 am followed by a funeral mass at 10 am at St. Patrick Church.  Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

          Memorials may be made to Sister Mary Pascal Gray, SSJ Food Pantry, Saint Patrick Parish, 130 East 4th Street, Erie, PA 16507.  Condolences to www.bruggerfuneralhomes.com