James D. Ponikvar 1963-2013

ORWELL – James Daniel Ponikvar, 49, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, following a lengthy illness.

He was born June 30, 1963, the son of Leon “Skip” and Marlene Rinaldi Ponikvar.

He is survived by his father and stepmother, Kathleen Lodge Ponikvar; a brother, John R. Ponikvar; a stepsister, Jennifer Lodge Backovsky; and a stepbrother, James Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his mother and a brother.

Private services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Best Funeral Home, Middlefield.