Thursday, May 10th, 2012
Complete Obituary
James Pontius
  James Howard "Too Tall" Pontius, 81, Van Wert, died at 12:01 p.m. May 9, 2012, at Inpatient Hospice Center, Van Wert.
He was born July 3, 1930, in Jackson, Mich., to William and Dorothy Scott Pontius. His wife, Jean Goodwin, survives.
Also surviving are three children, Ginger (Brent) Heyneman, Strongsville, James E. (Shelley) Pontius, Dublin, and Tamre (Michael) Hileman, Rockford; a brother, William Pontius, Celina; a sister-in-law, Mary Lou Goodwin, Van Wert; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He retired from the Ohio Bureau of Employment Services, Lima, and had co-owned and operated Pontius Hardware, Rockford. He was a member of the former Rockford Presbyterian Church. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, he achieved the rank of corporal. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Elks Lodge, all of Van Wert, the Van Wert Shrine Club, Rockford Eagles and a 60-year member of Shanes Lodge Free & Accepted Masons, Rockford.
Services are 1 p.m. Monday at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, Van Wert, the Rev. Paul Miller officiating. Burial is at Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.
Calling is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Contributions may be made to Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
Condolences may be left at www.alspachgearhart.com.
Additional obituaries for this date
a_d
Sunday Night
27°
Partly Cloudy
5%
Monday
43°
Mostly Cloudy
17%
Monday Night
40°
Rain Showers
80%
Tuesday
51°
Rain Showers
80%
Tuesday Night
47°
Rain Showers
89%
Wednesday
52°
Rain Showers
91%
Wednesday Night
31°
Chance Rain/Snow
47%
Christmas Day
39°
Mostly Cloudy
13%
Thursday Night
32°
Mostly Cloudy
11%
Friday
43°
Mostly Cloudy
26%
Friday Night
28°
Cloudy
33%
3 Day
Extended
a_da_d