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James Ralph Pontifex

August 9, 1954 ~ April 14, 2017 (age 62)

James Ralph Pontifex, 62, of Macomb passed away at 7:53 a.m. Friday, April 14, 2017 at his residence.

He was born on August 9, 1954 in Macomb to C. Richard and Eleanor Litchfield Pontifex.

He is survived by two sisters, Janice (Thomas) Gates and Jennifer Pontifex, both of Macomb; one brother, John Pontifex of Macomb; two nephews, Tim Gates of Macomb and Andrew Pontifex of Burlington, Iowa and one niece, Sarah Gates of Macomb.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

James lived in Macomb all of his life. He worked in janitorial services for Bridgeway. He had also worked for the Holiday Inn, Roe Boat Supper Club, Damones, Niemans and the Presbyterian Church.

He attended the Macomb First Presbyterian Church.

Cremation rites have been accorded. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017 at Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb with Reverend Mark Merrill officiating. There will be no visitation.

Memorials may be made to Bridgeway.

Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.


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