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Salvatore Francesco Pontecorvo

February 4, 1925 ~ December 6, 2020 (age 95)


SALVATORE “SAL” FRANCESCO PONTECORVO, 95, of Fort Wayne, died Sunday, Dec. 6th 2020, at Grey Stone Health, Fort Wayne, IN.  Born Feb. 4, 1925 in Jersey City, NJ, Salvatore was the son of the late Antonino Pontecorvo and Maria Giovanna Gargiulo. He was a WWII, Navy veteran from 1943-46. After graduating Newark College of Engineering, he worked for Philco as a Communications Technical Representative from 1950-54 assigned to the 5th US Air Force in Korea 1950-51 and then to Portsmouth Naval Submarine Shipyard in New Hampshire from 1952-54. He joined ITT in 1954 and retired after 35 years of service with various management responsibilities. He was a family man of faith and was a member of Our Lady of Good Hope Catholic Church, former member of St. Henry Catholic Church and the American Legion Post 47. Woodworking was his primary hobby specializing in furniture making and duck carving for family and friends. He was a published author of six articles on woodworking projects in various woodworking magazines. Salvatore is survived by children, Mark (Debra) of Angola, IN, Gina of Angola, IN, John of New Haven, IN, Paul of Milan, Italy, and Carl (Lisa) of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Sarah, Samuel, Kristofer, Maria, Sash, Niko and Lilianna; great-grandchildren, Jaxson, Adeline, Wyatt, and several nieces and nephews. Sal was also preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Rose, his sisters, Maria Raffaela and Yolanda, and brother-in-law Amos Tanner Sr., nephew Amos Tanner Jr. and son-in-law Richard Gerasch. A Private Family Mass of Christian Burial is 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, at Our Lady of Good Hope, 7215 St. Joe Rd.. The family is inviting anyone to view the Mass thru  Live Streaming,  available at Entombment will be in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities or Disabled Veterans. To sign the online guestbook visit


Mass of Christian Burial
December 16, 2020

11:00 AM
Our Lady of Good Hope
7215 St. Joe Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

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