George R. Pomeroy ’60 died on December 5, 2018, in Lebanon, Pennsylvania.
(The following was published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 9, 2018):
George Robison Pomeroy, loving husband, father, and friend, age 80, died peacefully at home on December 5, of complications from Parkinson’s Disease, a battle that he fought bravely for more than twelve years. He was born on November 29, 1938, in Pittsburgh, Penn., the second of four children to Justice Thomas Wilson Pomeroy Jr. and Maria Frances (Whitten) Pomeroy. George grew up in Ben Avon, Penn. He attended Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, graduating in 1960, and went on to receive a master of divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1963. George served four congregations as minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). From his first post as an assistant minister of Larchmont Avenue Presbyterian Church in Larchmont, New York, he went on to hold pastorates at the First Presbyterian Church in Glenolden, Penn., and Eliot Presbyterian Church in Lowell, Mass.; he was the organizing pastor of Kearsarge Community Presbyterian Church in New London, Nh. During his retirement years, he held several interim pastor positions at other New England churches. For several years, George served the town of Westford, Mass., as Executive Director of the Roudenbush Community Center. While there, he spent a year as moderator of the Northern New England Presbytery. George was the loving husband of Diane Merrill Pomeroy. They celebrated their thirtieth wedding anniversary in August. He is also survived by his daughter, Marion Pomeroy; his son, Bradbury Pomeroy and wife, Kara; and his granddaughter, Devon; two sisters, Anne Martin (Richard) and Helen Hopkins; and a brother, Benjamin Pomeroy; George had been previously married to the late Rosemary Hibbard Pomeroy. Throughout his life, George enjoyed expressing his creative thoughts, words, and woodworking with others. Additionally, he loved the outdoors, especially camping and mountain climbing, his pets, helping others, and being a devoted father and husband. He will be remembered for his love and compassion, his sense of humor, and his commitment to family, his community, to the environment, and above all else, to the Lord.