Wednesday, October 27th, 2021
Gregory Pontsler
Gregory Alan "Wildman" Pontsler, 54, of Rockford passed away at 9:00 am on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Lima Memorial Hospital.
He was born on August 9, 1967, in Celina, Ohio the son of the late Eugene Pontsler and Vivian Heppeard Ponstler. On June 22, 1991, he married the former Jami Longstreth, who survives.
Greg was raised in Rockford, Ohio and lived his entire life there. He was a graduate of Parkway High School. Greg was a member of the Rockford Fraternal Order of Eagles Post 1292, the Willshire American Legion Post 207, and the Celina Moose Post 1473. He had worked at Fleetwood Motor Homes as well as Reynolds and Reynolds. Greg was also a long-time Rockford Town Council member. He was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, The Ohio State Buckeyes, the New York Yankees, and the Parkway Panthers, especially his favorite Panthers Fletcher and Colbie. Greg loved cruising through town and visiting with people as he went along. He often could be found hanging out at the Rockford Town Hall, DJ Auto, and the Eagles. We will all miss Greg's banter and lively conversations.
In addition to his wife, Jami, Greg is survived by three sons; Cort (Mandy) Smith of Rockford, Ohio, Chase (Jenn) Tinnel of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Cain Pontsler of Columbus, Ohio; two Brothers, Gary (Kathy) Pontsler of Decatur, Indiana, and Rick Pontsler of Rockford, Ohio; one sister, Linda Pontsler of Van Wert, Ohio; two grandchildren, Fletcher Smith and Colbie Smith; and several nieces and nephews. Greg also had a pet dog, Henley, that was very special to him.
Services will be held at11:00 am Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at Ketcham Ripley Funeral Home with Pastor Ken Meyer, officiating. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Rockford, OH.
Family and friends will be received Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Gregory`s memory may be sent to the Parkway Athletic Boosters, or to Community Health Professionals.
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