George Saverio Ponzo
George Saverio Ponzo, 87, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away on Monday, October 17, 2016 at Heartland Hospice.
Born in New York City, he was the son of the late Angelina DeNiscio and Vincent John Ponzo. He was 1946 graduate of Haverford High School and was a veteran of the SV Btry 271st FA Bn of the United States Army, where he was awarded the World War II Victory and Army of Occupation-Japan Medals. Prior to his retirement, he was a crane operator and operating engineer of the I.U.O.E Local #542, Philadelphia, PA. He worked for Cornell & Company on projects at the Oriole Park at Camden Yards, and Liberty Tower in Philadelphia.
He was a member of Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church in Perryville, MD, where he served as an usher and maintenance ministry to the parish. In his retirement, he played Senior Baseball for leagues in Delaware County, PA, as short stop. He was known for his personal accomplishment of construction of his own home in Conowingo, MD.
In addition to his late parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and Joseph Ponzo. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Lewis Ponzo of 63 years of marriage, his two daughters, Anne Ponzo Hildebrand of York, PA and Laura Ponzo aka Laura Ponzo DiSabatino of Wilmington, DE; his four grandchildren, Joshua and Jacob Hildebrand, Rachael and John DiSabatino; his sister, Lucille P. Ricucci of Wilmington, DE.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 22, 10 a.m. at the Good Shepherd Parish, 810 Aiken Ave., Perryville, MD 21903, where friends will be received from 9 a.m. until the time of services. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions can be made to Wounded Warrior, www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
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