May 11, 1920 - March 2, 2012
Al Ponti passed away peacefully March 2, 2012, at the age of 91. He was born May 11, 1920, in
Walla Walla to Henry and Francesca Moro Ponti.
Al was self-employed as a farmer growing Walla Walla Sweet Onions as a member of Walla Walla Gardeners Association. On Sept. 18, 1949, Al married Betty Jean Gould. He loved traveling and he and Betty made several cross-country trips. Al enjoyed growing a garden and taking care of the lawn and trees. He loved animals, especially dogs. Bowling, hunting and fishing for Steelhead were things he also liked to do. Al loved music and in his younger years, he sang in operettas.
His parents preceded him in death; also a sister, Lena Ponti; a brother, Carl Ponti; and his only nephew, Dick Ponti. Al is survived by his wife, a son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Gloria Ponti, a daughter, Karlene Ponti and granddaughters Aubrey Ponti and Erin Ponti. He is also survived by his two dog friends, Katie and Skippy.
A private family graveside will be held at Mountain View Cemetery on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Mountain Humane Society through the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder, Walla Walla, WA.
Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.herringgroseclose.com.