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23 North 9th Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
Phone: 570-421-7760
Fax: 570-421-1333
Luis Ponce-Mercado

Luis Ricardo Ponce-Mercado

May 13, 1942 - November 23, 2019
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Luis Ricardo Ponce-Mercado, 77, of Stroudsburg passed away Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Lehigh Valley Hospital- Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Noemi (Vega) Ponce. Born in Isabela, Puerto Rico he was the son of the late Luis and Luz Maria (Mercardo) Ponce.

Luis had resided in the Stroudsburg area for the past 15 years and prior to that in Boxsprings, GA and Brooklyn, NY. He was a maintenance worker for the New York City Housing Authority for most of his life.

In addition to his wife he is survived by his children; Luis Ponce, Martin Ponce, and Gladys Walker. Along with grandchildren; Raquel, Rabecca, Roxanna, Antonio, David, Araceli, Amanda, and Isabella, with a greatgrandchild on the way; Zuri.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 3-6pm with Pastor Margie Good officiating at 5pm, at the Joseph J. Pula Funeral Home, Inc. 23 N 9th Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360.
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  • Visitation

    November 26, 2019 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    November 26, 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Joseph J. Pula Funeral Home, Inc. & Cremation Service
    23 North 9th Street
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  • Service

    November 23, 2019 | 5:00pm
    November 23, 2019 5:00pm
    Joseph J. Pula Funeral Home, Inc. & Cremation Service
    23 North 9th Street
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    Margie Good


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Cecilia Santiago

Posted at 01:27pm
Noemi, I want you to know how much I love ❤️ you and how deeply sorry I am that you’re hurting. I wish I could take your pain away.😢 Richard had the perfect wife.💏 You were so good to him & he adored you for it. I know no amount of words can take your pain away but find comfort in knowing that you will see him again.❤️ Ricky, Gladys & Martin, my deepest & most sincere sympathy for your Dad’s loss and also to all his grandchildren.
May God give you all supernatural strength, comfort & peace beyond all understanding in Jesus name. Amen 🙏🏼 😔😢❤️
My love Always, Nery❤️

Cecilia Santiago

Posted at 01:11pm
I have nothing but the best memories.❤️ Especially, on Cleveland with my Ponce family. Besides being the 1st to live downstairs, we were more with Richard & Noemi than we were in Connecticut after we moved. I always remember Richard in his overalls from work & a bunch of keys rattling when he came in the house. I still remember when he set up the round pool back yard on Cleveland when I was little. If we weren’t in Connecticut you could find us at Richards house. Always knew what he was talking about & there was nothing he couldn’t fix. Sometimes if Papi had a problem with the car & he couldn’t fix it, he would go to Richard to see what it was. And he would fix it. Richard & Papi were to peas in a pod! It was the 3 amigos. Richard, Oscar & Papi (Walter). Best Friends/Brothers/Cousins/primo hermano. When Oscar passed, Papi was heart broken. So, Papi & Richard became even closer. Since then between visiting & calling eachother, they’ve never missed a beat. I loved watching Richard, Papi & Richards friends hangout on Cleveland & crack jokes for hours! Nothing but great times with Richard. I will ALWAYS hold these & many more memories dear to my heart. I only wish I could turn back the clock & go back to the good ole time when life was simple with my Ponce family. I love you Richard from deepest part of my heart. I’ll see you later!
Always, Nery ❤️

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