Richard worked for various phone companies in Colusa, retiring in 1997. He was very active in sports both as a player and coach. A prolific softball career as a pitcher for the Gerber Merchants, as well as the US Army Softball, and various local teams. Colusa High School Football Coach, Colusa Little League Coach and longtime umpire, President of the Colusa Redskin Athletic foundation. Richard served his country as a Sergeant for the US Army, in active duty during Korea.
Richard enjoyed golf, hunting , watching sports, and gardening with his wife Arlyne.
He is survived by his daughter Adele Ponciano, of Colusa, sons; Richard Ponciano Jr. of Moorpark, CA, Greg (Stephanie)Ponciano of Colusa. 7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, brother; Kenneth Ponciano of Nevada.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife Arlyne Ponciano and brother; Joseph Ponciano
Visitation will be held on March 31, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM with a Rosary at 7:00 PM at McNary-Moore Chapel. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, April 1, 2016 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Colusa. Burial will follow at the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funeral Service FD-410, (530) 458-2111