ANDREW STEPHAN PONTICOS, 82, of Punta Gorda, Florida died Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care, Port Charlotte, FL.
He was born August 10, 1924 in Ohio and moved to Punta Gorda in 1969
from North Miami Beach, Florida . He was a retired real estate salesman and was
one of the originators of the time share concept. He started in real estate in
Punta Gorda in 1969 as an on-site salesman for Punta Gorda Isles and over the years
was involved in many Punta Gorda real estate transactions. He was a former
Arthur Murray dance instructor and a veteran of World War II, U.S. Marine Corps
where he served as a Staff Sergeant. He was a member of Holy Trinity Greek
Orthodox Church of Port Charlotte and a former member and one of the founders
of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Fort Myers. He was a loving husband,
father, grand father, and great grand father who will missed by all.
Survived by a daughter,Catherine (Cathy) P. (son-in-law, James) Sanders of Punta Gorda; a son, Stephan E. (daughter-in-law, Nancy) Ponticos of Homosassa, FL; three sisters, Evelyn (Ernie) Hellides of Chatham, MA, Mercene Karkadoulias and Thelma (Jim) Jonson both of Cincinnati, OH; 5 grandchildren, Valerie (Dan) Torres of Indian Rocks Beach, FL, Andy(Alison) Ponticos of Homosassa, Douglas(Andrea) Ponticos of East Lansing, MI, J.T. Sanders and Jenna Sanders of Punta Gorda; and 2 great grandchildren, Stephania and Elijah Torres of Indian Rocks Beach . He was preceded in death by his wife, Valentine H. Ponticos in 2003.