Robert O. Ponte

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January 16, 1932 - October 4, 2020
Born in St. Louis, MO
Resided in O'Fallon, MO

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Robert O. Ponte of O’Fallon, MO, passed away at the age of 88 on Sunday, October 4, 2020. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Doreen Francis Ponte; his two sons, Joel Wolter and Patrick Vadnais; and his parents, Oliver and Esther Ponte.

Robert is survived by his children, Mark (Carol) Ponte, Michael (Denise) Ponte, Beth (Mike) Shupe, Jean Johnson, Christine Vadnais, and David (Brenda Earney) Vadnais; his grandchildren, Gabrielle Ponte, Logan Ponte, Brittany Simmons, Steven Cunningham Jr., Dustin Johnson, Kristopher (Marcie) Vadnais, Jonathan Vadnais, Stephanie Wolter, and Darcey Allison; and his great-grandchildren, Jayce Arthur, Jeseney Vadnais, Mackenzie Vadnais, Abigail Vadnais, Kameron Vadnais, and Christopher Robyn.

Robert loved every moment he spent with his wife, Doreen, and treasured all the adventures they had traveling as well as all the nights they danced together. On May 21, 2017, Robert took on the thrill of skydiving with his children for a truly unforgettable experience. This fascination with the sky extended to one of Robert’s favorite hobbies – building and flying large, remote control airplanes which he engineered from scratch. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Memorial contributions in Robert’s name may be made to Birthright.

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Guestbook Entries

  1. Sheri Petruso October 7, 2020 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    candle 5So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing – He and Doreen were such blessings and a true light for all of us at Birthright St. Charles. We loved the spirit of their relationship and will always be in our hearts.

  2. Beth Shupe October 7, 2020 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    candle 1He was the best dad ever. He lived a wonderful life in the hands of an angel named Doreen. I have peace knowing they are together again.

  3. Dennis budde October 7, 2020 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    Mark. Sorry for your dad’s passing. God bless. Dennis and just budde

  4. Denise J Kemmis October 8, 2020 at 1:27 am - Reply

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I am sorry to hear about your father passing.

  5. Dick Wallace October 8, 2020 at 11:48 am - Reply

    He was truly a good friend & gentleman, my wife & I will miss him.
    With deepest sympathy,

    Dick Wallace

  6. Mike Gierten October 9, 2020 at 6:51 am - Reply

    We’re very sorry to hear about Mr. Ponte’s passing. He was a very good friend and a very good motorcycle rider.

    Jack and Mike Gierten

  7. Pat Poindexter October 9, 2020 at 8:42 am - Reply

    So sorry, Bob. You were good at everything you did.

  8. Glenda Lorene Amey October 9, 2020 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    Bob you and Doreen were a great pair. Oh how I still miss Doreen!

  9. William McMenamy October 9, 2020 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    So sorry for your loss. Bob was one of my RC buddies and good friend. He would crack me up setting the scene and then quoting lines from “Catch 22”. Funnier than watching the movie. And he was a real craftsman. The planes he built were works of art. It was pure joy to be around him. And he dearly loved his wife.

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