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Lionel “Leo” Pontes

June 18, 2020


On June 18, 2020 at age 87. Leo was predeceased by parents Joseph & Nativity Pontes; step-mother Isabel Freitas-Pontes & brother John F. Freitas. Survived by his wife of 58 years Dorothy "Dot" Pontes; sister Alice Gerard; brother Harry (Ethel) Freitas; nieces; nephews; cousins; 2 sisters-in-law & many musician friends.
Leo was a U.S. Army veteran and U.S. Army band member; founder and arranger of the Nostalgic Reunion Jazz Ensemble & Past President of the Rochester Portuguese-American Association. He worked as a mechanical engineer and designer at Kodak and Pfaudler. Leo had a passion for golf and music. 
Friends and family are invited to a service on Wednesday, June 24 at 11 am at James R. Gray Funeral Home, 1530 Buffalo Rd. Entombment in White Haven Memorial Park. Kindly consider a donation to Villa of Hope (formerly St. Joseph’s Villa) or Rochester Presbyterian Home.

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Funeral Service
June 24, 2020

11:00 AM
James R. Gray Funeral Home
1530 Buffalo Rd
Rochester, NY 14624


Villa of Hope
3300 Dewey Avenue, Rochester NY 14616
Tel: 1-585-865-1550

Rochester Presbyterian Home
256 Thurston Road, Rochester NY 14619
Tel: 1-585-235-9100

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