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Joseph Michael Ponist

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 2 Jun 2013 (aged 90)
Ocean City, Cape May County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Cape May Court House, Cape May County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 111813307 · View Source
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Joseph Michael Ponist, 90 of Ocean City, NJ passed away June 2, 2013. The son of Martin G. and Anna Ovack Ponist, he was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA.

He graduated from Roman Catholic High School and Purdue University School of Pharmacy. He retired from Smith, Kline and French Lab. He was a Marine Corp Veteran serving in the Pacific and during the Korean conflict obtaining the rank of Captain.

He was a life time member of the Marine Corps League.

He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Ida Ponist, two sons, Joseph (Theresa) W. Ponist, Jeffrey B. (Dawn) Ponist, and his daughter, Karen Jacobs, also step son Gary Icabone and step daughter Elizabeth Freeman, nine grandchildren and one step great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by Kathleen T. Ponist.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Saturday morning at 10 o'clock from Our Lady of Good Counsel Church of St. Damien Parish, 40th Street at Asbury Avenue, Ocean City, NJ where friends may call from nine o'clock until the time of Mass. Burial will follow in Cape May County Veterans Cemetery, Cape May Court House, NJ.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Marine Corp League, George L. Dramis det., MCL #676, PO Box 776, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 or the church.

The family wishes to thank the Wesley Manor for his excellent care.




  • Created by: Barbara Lehman
  • Added: 5 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 111813307
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph Michael Ponist (17 Jun 1922–2 Jun 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111813307, citing Cape May County Veterans Cemetery, Cape May Court House, Cape May County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Barbara Lehman (contributor 47154879) .