It is with great sadness that the family of Arthur Ponce announce his sudden passing on August 4, 2020. He passed away at the age of 64 years old in Piru, California. Born on June 12, 1956, in Santa Paula to Guadalupe and Jessie Ponce, Arthur was known for his infectious smile, easy-going demeanor, and way around the kitchen. A graduate of Fillmore High in 1974, Arthur (or Artie to those closest to him) spent many years working within the food industry. For the last 10 years, Arthur worked within Santa Paula High School’s food service department. It was one of his great pleasures serving those students. He loved kids. As an uncle, he enjoyed watching cartoons with his niece, Rebecca, spending time shooting hoops with his nephew, Brandon, and drawing for his niece, Julianna. Every Christmas Eve, he looked forward to playing Chinasos with his nephews, after spending an entire day spreading masa for tamales with his family. Never one to shy away from conversation, Arthur had many friends. Whether it be spending time watching his Dodgers or Lakers, or making the drive up to the June Lake Loop to do some fishing, Arthur always had his friends by his side. Arthur will be remembered for his joy of life. For the love he shared with those around him. Arthur is survived by his siblings Suzanne Duran (husband Steve), Esperanza Chavez (husband William), and Lisa Walker (husband Ron); his nieces and nephews Rebecca Barnick, Raymond Duran, Anthony Chavez, Vincent Chavez, Frank Chavez, John Chavez, Julianna Walker, and Brandon Walker. He was preceded in death by his parents. A celebration of Artie’s life will occur when COVID-19 allows. At this time, a private ceremony will be held. This obituary will be available at the Perez Family funeral home website. The family encourages all to use the interactive online tributes to post memories and respects to Artie there.