Patrick "Pat" Ponder
West Melbourne, FL
Patrick "Pat" Ponder, 77, of West Melbourne, passed away Sunday, December 29, 2013. He was born in Orlando, and was a 40 year employee of Publix retiring as Store Manager of the Indian Harbour Beach Publix store. Pat attended St. Paul's United Methodish Church. He was past president and a 47 year member of the Eau Gallie Rotary Club — with 43 years of perfect attendance.
Suvivors include wife of 51 years, Lois Ponder; son, Randy (Debbie) Ponder; grandson, Kyle Ponder; step grandchildren: Ryan and Lindsey Knight; special adopted son, Kip Kienstra and his family. Pat was predeceased by his daughter, Tammy.
Memorial service is Saturday, January 18, at 1pm at St. Paul's United Methodist Church. Friends planning expressions of sympathy are asked to consider The Rotary Foundation C/O the Eau Gallie Rotary Club, PO Box 360501, Melbourne, 32936-0501. Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home and Crematory in Melbourne is serving the family. www.brownliemaxwell.com.
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Jan. 12, 2014