Eric A. Pontiff, Jr., 77, of New Bern, died February 15, 2013 at Two Rivers Health Care.
A native of Louisiana, he was a retired veteran of U.S. Air Force and he was a member of Riverbend Baptist Church. Eric was formerly employed at Wal-Mart.
He is survived by his loving wife, Marlene, a step-son, James McKnight and wife Anita, and step-daughters, Laura McKnight, of New Bern; Pam Yarborough of South Carolina; two brothers, Melvin Pontiff and wife Shelby, of New Bern; Gary Pontiff and wife Alice and family, of Louisiana; his sister, Sheila Shinn and husband Tom of Mississippi; two step-granddaughters, Selena McKnight of West Virginia; Rebecca Hendrick and husband Greg of South Carolina; nephews, Joey, Ronald and Donald Pontiff and their families, of New Bern, two adored cats, Jasmine and Topaz and two step-dogs, Capone and Jojie.
Upon his request, no services will be held.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Eric's honor may be made to: Disabled American Veterans P. O. Box 14031 Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.
Online condolences may be made to the Pontiff family at www.cottenfuneralhome.com