PONTON - Russell J. Of Machias, NY, formerly of Blasdell, NY July 2, 2014; beloved husband of the late Helen (nee Boedo) Ponton; dearest father of Robert (Lynnette) Ponton; loving grandfather of Lisa and Richard (Melissa) Ponton; cherished great-grandfather of Riley, Damien, Henry and Gabriel. Family will be present to receive friends Sunday from 1-5 PM at the (Blasdell/Lackawanna Chapel) JOHN J. KACZOR FUNERAL HOME, INC., 3450 South Park Ave., where prayers will be said Monday morning at 8:45 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Victory Basilica at 9:15. Interment in Lakeside Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Baker Victory Services, Adoption Department, 780 Ridge Rd. Lackawanna, NY 14218. Mr. Ponton was a "Father Baker Boy", the founder of the P.G.O. Golf Outing, a member of the American Legion Post #1460 Machias, NY, and a 30 year member of the Blasdell Volunteer Fire Dept. Those who will attend are invited to bring an old photo or a story about Russ to share as we celebrate a life well lived. Please share condolences at www.kaczorfunerals.com
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Published in the Buffalo News from July 4 to July 5, 2014