Peter Pantellas age 96, of Mantua Twp., NJ passed away on Monday, September 5, 2022. Born in Philadelphia to the late George Pantellas and Eve (nee Bendos), he was a graduate of Bartram Class of 1944. After graduation he joined the US Army and served during WWII. He was a great basketball player and traveled to many cities to play. He married his wife Mary (Zervas) in 1951 and has been a resident of Mantua Twp. since 1958. Peter retired from Sysco in Philadelphia where he was a food distributor. He was a member of Fellowship Bible Church and was a Four for Four Philadelphia Sports Fan. Peter was also a fan of tennis and in his spare time he enjoyed gardening and caring for his home.
He is survived by his daughters, Christine Pantellas and Evie Pantellas & her husband David Irvin; grandchildren, David (Emilie) Irvin, Peter Irvin; great grandson, Desmond Irvin. Peter was predeceased by his wife, Mary; son-in-law, Eddie Swift; and his siblings, Gus, Angelo, Rita, Alex, Helen, and Johnny.
Family and Friends may visit from 10 am to 11 am on Thursday, September 15th, at Smith Funeral Home, 47 Main Street, Mantua, NJ where a memorial service will be held at 11 am. Interment will follow at Gloucester County Veterans Cemetery in Monroe Twp. Memories and condolences can be shared at www.smithfhmantua.com
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