• PUNTURERI CARL, JR. Age 77, an...

Age 77, and formerly of Elizabeth Twp., PA, passed away at home in Pittsburgh, PA, on Saturday, February 24, 2018. He was surrounded by his loving wife of 53 years, Mary Constance "Connie" Puntureri; and their two children, Jeffrey (fiancée, Shannon Black) and Janine (Steve) Puntureri Certo. He was the devoted son to the late Carl and Elizabeth Puntureri; brother of Thomas Puntureri, Nancy Vesey, and the late Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Kernic Kushik, Lucy Todarello, Mary Rhodes, Samuel, Frank, Rocky, and James Puntureri; grandfather to Matthew Puntureri; and Papa Carl to Riley and Bella Black; he is also survived by multiple nieces, nephews, and their extended families. Carl received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Slippery Rock University and a Master of Education from Westminster College. Carl was a beloved and popular social studies teacher for 31 years at Francis McClure Middle School in McKeesport, PA, before he retired in 1994. While teaching, he was a successful advisor to the Stock Market Club and head of Student Council. A talented landscaper, he was also part owner of Scenery Drive Nursery in Elizabeth, PA, for 14 years. Throughout his life, he enjoyed traveling to warm destinations with his wife and family, with most recent years spent in Longboat Key, FL. He loved history, gardening, cooking Italian food, telling stories, and spending time with his family and dogs. Private services have been entrusted to the JEFFERSON MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC., 301 Curry Hollow Rd., Pittsburgh 15236. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the Humane Animal Rescue of Western Pennsylvania. Condolences may be left at:
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PostedFebruary 27, 2018