Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

Obituaries

July 19, 2012

Phyllis Ponty Haas, 76

Andover, MA — Phyllis Ponty Haas (Heifetz), age 76, of Andover and Swampscott on Saturday, July, 14, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Howard D.Ponty and the late Ernest J. Haas. Devoted mother of Caren Ponty & her husband Ira Moskowitz of Carlisle, Ronna Lee Markell & her husband Cliff of Andover and Katie Ponty Cutler & her husband Andy of Lexington. Stepchildren Gordon & Monique Haas and Billy & Ruti Haas. Adored grandmother of Alex and Hunter Moskowitz, Harrison Markell, Hannah and Myles Cutler. Also survived by 6 step grandchildren. Dear sister of Estelle Hayman of Monroe Township, NJ and Steven Heifetz of Somerville.

ARRANGEMENTS: Services at Temple Emanuel, 7 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover on Tuesday, July 17 at 11:00 AM. Burial to follow at Temple Emanuel Cemetery of Lawrence. Memorial observance will be at the home of Ronna & Cliff Markell, immediately following burial, and continuing on Wednesday and Thursday from 3-5PM and 6:30-8PM. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Howard & Phyllis Ponty Fund, c/o Temple Emanuel 7 Haggetts Pond Road, Andover, MA 01810.

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