COLUMBUS – Michael N. Pontikos, born in 1933, formerly of Warren passed away Saturday, March 11, 2017 in Mount Carmel St. Ann’s in Columbus OH.
He was born the son of the late Nicholas and Helen Pontikos of Kalymnos Greece.
He came to Youngstown in 1962 then moved to Warren in 1964. He retired from National Can Corporation as a relief man after 19 years and had previously worked at Echo Lanes Bowling Alley for 15 years. He was a member of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Warren. He enjoyed fishing, soccer, flea markets, and socializing with his friends at the Mocha House.
Michael had served in the Greek Army.
He is survived by his two sons Nicholas Pontikos of Minneapolis, MN, and Phillip Pontikos of Columbus, OH. and many multigenerational nieces and nephews in Ohio, Florida, and Greece.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers John and Anthony Pontikos, and two sisters Irene Alexander and Kalliope Trikilis.
Calling hours are 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday March 15, 2017 with a 5:00 p.m. Trisagon service and Thursday from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel 1884 North Rd. N.E., Warren, Ohio 44483.
The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday March 16, 2017 at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church with Fr. Constantine Valantasis officiating.
Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Warren.
Family and friends may send flowers or make a contribution to the St. Demetrios Hellenic Orthodox Church 429 High Street N.E., Warren OH. 44481.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guest book and send condolences to the Pontikos family.