J.A. “Tony” Ponce, a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., died July 14 of an undisclosed illness at his home in Los Angeles. He was 68.During his career, Ponce wrote for various publications around the world. Since joining the HFPA in 1993, Ponce distinguished himself as an active member by consistently speaking out on policy and procedure. Ponce had no immediate family in the U.S. and requested that no formal services be held.