In Loving Memory of Dr. Ronald P. Portanova
Dr. Ronald P. PortanovaEast Stroudsburg, PA July 4, 1940 ~ July 15, 2016 Date of Service: July 18, 2016
Dr. Ronald P. Portanova, 76, East Stroudsburg, passed away Friday morning in the PHS/VNA Hospice Care Center in East Stroudsburg surrounded by his family. His wife is the former Tara Greco, Long Island, NY.
Born in Dunmore, he was the son of the late Dominick and Margaret Bartel Portanova. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Scranton and earned his doctorate from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Prior to retirement, he served as Dean of Academic Affairs at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, having also served as interim dean of the medical school.
Throughout his esteemed academic career, he made great strides as a research scientist and was a major contributor to countless medical text books and journals.
Also surviving are daughters, René Portanova and her partner Brian Cali, Clarks Summit, Kimberly Feibus and husband Richard, Clarks Summit, four grandchildren, Katherine and Gabrielle Durr, and Benjamin and Isabella Feibus, and his former wife, Margo Portanova, Dunmore.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Dominique Portanova,a sister Dolores Portanova, and a brother, Retired Air Force General Thomas Portanova.
A funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday at 11:30am in St. Gregory’s Church 330 North Abington Road in Clarks Summit. Interment will follow the mass at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Dunmore.
Friends may call at the church Monday from 10am until the time of mass.
Arrangements entrusted to the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Ronald’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or to St. Ann’s Basilica.