June 4, 1940 - May 6, 2010
Richard G. "Dick" Ponti, of Renton, Wash., passed away peacefully
on May 6, 2010, at the age of 69, after a battle with cancer.
He was born June 4, 1940, in Walla Walla and raised on the family farm. Dick graduated fromWalla Walla High School in 1958, attended Washington State Univesity, Columbia Basin College and graduated from Eastern Washington University. As a youth he belonged to FFA and raised Black Angus cattle for show. He retired in 2000, after many years with The Boeing company.
He enjoyed reading, fishing, gardening, cooking, the Mariners and had a true passion for antique glassware.
Dick is survived by his wife, Marilyn; aunts; an uncle; cousins; and many devoted friends. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Anthony and Madeline Ponti; and infant sister, Barbara Jean Ponti.
We all love him and he is missed. At his request, there will be a private family service. In lieu of
flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Medic One or a charity of your