Aurelio Pontarelli

December 29, 1947 - April 12, 2024
candle-small flame
Egizi Funeral Home
candle-small flame
Rakeim 'Rock/Rakim' Young (SPHS 1989-1990)
candle-small flame
Terri petrie
candle-small flame
Ann Margaret Chapman
candle-small flame
Todd Avellar
candle-small flame
Sylvia Chandler
candle-tall flame
Michael cohen Light a candle
Light a Candle
Egizi Funeral Home
119 Ganttown Road
Turnersville, NJ 08012
(856) 227-9500 | Map
Saturday 6/1, 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Egizi Funeral Home
119 Ganttown Road
Turnersville, NJ 08012
(856) 227-9500 | Map
Saturday 6/1, 11:00 am

Aurelio Pontarelli, Mr. Pont to his students, Magic Pont to his fellow magicians, or just Pont to his friends. On April 12, 2024 of Sicklerville. Age 76. Beloved husband of Mary (nee Sontag). Devoted father of Emily Pontarelli and Aurelia Pontarelli. Loving uncle of Kevin Mulhearn (Rachel Snow). Aurelio lived a long life dedicated toContinue Reading

Rakeim 'Rock/Rakim' Young (SPHS 1989-1990) left a message on May 2, 2024:
I'll never forget you Pont. I've referenced you, your teachings, your magic for countless years since we last saw each other (1993ish). You taught me a love for magic and the magicians code (which is shamelessly being ignored all over social media)! Every time I perform the cut/rope illusion you taught me, or use slight of hand - I think of you. More important than any of that, you taught me humility, and at a great age to learn that lesson. I won't go into the details here, but you know what I'm talking about. Let's just say I was a smart-ass Senior class student and he worked that right out. For a guy with polio and crutches, who you think might be meek, Pont was not. He was so strong and so opposite. He commanded the room when teaching, he earned your respect by talking to you like the person you were. If you started with him seeing the crutches, they disappeared in your mind after short weeks. He was so much bigger than that - and to the Gold Key club members (yeah...I was one of 'em), he was a mentor, a guide, an ear, just a solid dude - and one I won't forget. RIP Mr. Pont
Teresa Kobylarz left a message on April 29, 2024:
So sorry to hear about Pont. Such a smart, kind soul who was loved and will be missed. Always gave me encouraging words and advice every time I talked to him. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers. I hope fond memories find you and provide some measure of comfort at this difficult time. Love, Teresa Kobylarz
Rachel Snow and Kevin Mulhearn left a message on April 28, 2024:
Aurelio was a loving uncle and we will miss him very much. But we will always cherish our memories with him and his family. He had a generous sprit and was an inspiration to so many.
Michael McCann left a message on April 28, 2024:
I remember being ring boy at Aunt Mary and Uncle Aurelio's wedding. I also remember Uncle Aurelio and my father (Jack McCann) talking about Philadelphia School system matters, as my father was also an educator in Philadelphia. Rest in peace, Uncle Aurelio. Love, Michael McCann
Terri petrie left a message on April 27, 2024:
How blessed his life was because of Mary. I pray he is finally out of pain. His life was an inspiration
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Ann Margaret Chapman left a message on April 23, 2024:
Sending our prayers and condolences.
Karen Schmidt left a message on April 20, 2024:
I had Mr. Pont while I was at Southern High School in The Golden Key Club 1991 to 1992. He was a great guy and I had done a Prom Fashion Show with him in 1991. He had funny stories and always made you laugh. In the Golden Key Club I met some many great friends and had fun. Mr. Pont your greatness had traveled with you and will continue. Rest In Peace Mr. Pont it was great knowing you. Karen Schmidt Class of 1992 Southern High School.
Margie Cammisa (Berube) left a message on April 19, 2024:
Mr. Pontarelli was one in a billion. I can’t tell you how much he loved his students . His soft, yet stern ,way of holding you accountable ,to show up , to be your best and always remember that the world is but your canvas , you can’t paint your own picture is what earned him the love and respect of so many . I remember crying the day I learned he was going to be my teacher , he was the mean one , the hard one they said . What I remember saying to myself is I am so glad I made my own decision to stay in his class, he was the best teacher , friend and man I have ever known . Mary and girls my deepest sympathy goes out to you all . Pont May you rest easy , your job was well done here on earth, now it’s time for peace . Love you always , Margie
Debra A Villari (Amanto) left a message on April 18, 2024:
My sincere condolences to his family and friends. Mr. Pontarelli was my English Teacher, i have very fond memories of him. He accomplished so much in his lifetime. God Bless 🙏🏻 Our world was so blessed to have had him….. Fly high Mr. Pont 🙏🏻😇🙏🏻
Todd Avellar left a message on April 18, 2024:
Emily, sending you and your family love and my condolences. You are cared for.
Geneva Carr left a message on April 18, 2024:
My condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Pontarelli. I had the pleasure of being in his class for two years at Thomas Junior High. I had so much respect for him. He introduced me to books and authors that challenged me and broadened my reading field. He was also very encouraging to me regarding my writing skills. It was through him that I began my love of literature and writing. Years later, I worked at South Philly High School and there he was, working there as well! My daughter once asked who were the people who inspired me throughout my life, and he was one of the people on that list! I will never forget him!
Sylvia Chandler left a message on April 18, 2024:
R.I.P. Mr. was always a friendly face and taught me alot during my high school years at South Philly High (1984-1987) have truly been a blessing to so many!!!
Saul J. Morse left a message on April 18, 2024:
Aurelio and I were classmates from 1st grade througth high school. We were friends and academic rivals for top grades. While I left for the midwest for college and settled in Illinois, Facebook allowed us to remotely reconnect in later years. A good friend and a better man was he.
Michael cohen left a message on April 18, 2024:
He was my English teacher atThomas Jr High. May he rest in piece.
Egizi Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
Show More