The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

January 6, 2013

James D. Ponikvar

Star Beacon

ORWELL — James Daniel Ponikvar, age 49, of Orwell, Ohio, entered eternal rest Saturday morning, Jan. 5, 2013.

He was born June 30, 1963, to Leon "Skip" and the late Marlene (née: Rinaldi) Ponikvar.

James will be missed by his father and step-mother, Kathleen (née: Lodge) Ponikvar; brother, John R. Ponikvar; step-sister, Jennifer (née: Lodge) (Tim) Backovsky; step-brother, James Lodge; aunt, Daniele "Donna" (née: Ponikvar) (Charles) Blessing; nephew, Benjamin Backovsky; niece, Emily Backovsky; cousins, Michelle (née: Ulrich) Chernikoff, Kelly Ulrich; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother; brother, Joseph F. Ponikvar; and grandparents, Leon and Mary Ponikvar.

Private Services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to BEST FUNERAL HOME, 15809 Madison Road, Middlefield, Ohio. 440-632-0818. Online condolences may be sent at and