Frederick  Ponting

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Frederick Ponting, 72, of Hubbard, passed away at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday (April 10, 2019) in Washington Square Healthcare, Warren, Ohio.
Mr. Ponting was born Feb. 17, 1947, in Detroit, a son of Mark F. and Laura Mae (Lancaster) Ponting.
He attended the former Woodrow Wilson High School, Youngstown.
Fred proudly served in the Marine Corps., doing three tours of duty in the Vietnam War as a military policeman and an air traffic controller.
Upon his honorable discharge, Fred began a long career as a truck driver. He was employed as a driver for: Hoge Motor Company, Springfield, Tenn.; the former Jevic Transportation, Delanco, N.J.; Baylor Trucking, Milan, Ind.; and spent the most time at PI&I Motor Express, Masury.
He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 3767, Hubbard.
Fred loved animals, especially cats and dogs and going for rides on his motorcycle.
He is survived by: his son, Jeffrey Ponting, Hubbard; his longtime companion, Jerry Thompson, Masury; two sisters, Willa Huser and her husband, Vern, and Elizabeth Runyan, all of Albuquerque, N.M.
In addition to his parents, Fred was preceded in death by a brother, James Runyan.

PONTING
Frederick, 72, of Hubbard.
Calling hours: Noon until time of service Wednesday 4-17-19 in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com
Service: 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Military honors will be rendered by the Wheatland, West Middlesex and Farrell Honor Guard.
Interment: America's Cemetery, Hermitage.
Published on April 13, 2019
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4 posts

Cyndi and Rich Obrosky
Apr 17, 2019
Hugs to Jeff, Fred was a great man and has carried a piece of my heart to heaven with him. He always thought and spoke highly of you, many prayers for you and Fred.
Cyndi and Rich Obrosky
Apr 17, 2019
Hugs to Jeff, Fred was a great man and has carried a piece of my heart to heaven with him. He always thought and spoke highly of you, many prayers for you and Fred.
Karen Nelson
Apr 14, 2019
Fred was a special person a loving, caring and fun loving person.
We would get together every holiday for a family gathering and enjoyed talking about the past & future well watching some football or baseball on TV.
He loved going on trips to Geneva- on-the-Lake and managed a few trips to Sturgis, MT.
Rest In Peace my friend for the 50 years I have known you you’ll always have a place in my heart. You now will be riding high in the heaven above.
John and Mindy Runyan
Apr 14, 2019
I always remember Uncle Fred with sunglasses on and riding his motercycle. He regularly came up with cool nick names for us kids. We hope he is having a great ride now.