Eugene William Pomeroy
Searsport — Eugene William Pomeroy, 66, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 10, 2013, in Belfast. Gene was born April 20, 1946, in Port Townsend, Wash., son of Joseph Pomeroy and Loretta D. Campbell. He spent his childhood and teen years in Port Townsend and then enlisted in the Navy. He was proud of his service.
Gene went back to Seattle after the war and worked various jobs. He enjoyed commercial fishing the most — being connected to the land and his roots. He married Sylvia Grace and had three sons. In the 1980's Gene moved to Maine to be with his father and siblings. He fished commercially with his family and met his second wife Janie Reynolds who he cherished dearly until her death. They had four children.
Gene was a hereditary Chief of the Royal House of the S'Klallam Nation. He was so proud of his ancestry and worked on the Pomeroy family council as Treasurer. He worked non stop finding documents to leave his children to share knowledge of their ancestry and teaching for future generations.
He loved spending time with his many friends and family. He will be remembered for his artwork and sense of humor. Gene is survived by his children, Joseph Pomeroy of Chimakum, Wash., Donald Pomeroy of Edmonds, Wash., Chuck Pomeroy of Sequim, Wash., Sarah Pomeroy, Jesse Pomeroy, Cody Pomeroy and Kristopher Pomeroy all of Winterport, grandchildren Jordan, Samantha, Jada and Savana all of Washington State.
He is also survived by brothers Ellery Pomeroy and his wife Kathy of Searsport, Raymond Pomeroy Sr. and Ricky Pomeroy Sr. and wife Barbara of Stockton Springs, as well as sisters Lorraine Swindell and husband Jim of Brinnon, Wash., Kathy Pomeroy and companion Bill, Audrey Pomeroy, Vicky Pomeroy and husband Foulton, Barbara Pomeroy and companion Richard all of Searsport, Marion Gomm and husband Mark of Prospect, Frances Pomeroy and companion Thomas of Bucksport, and Elizabeth Harvey and husband James of Frankfort.
He is in addition survived by many nieces and nephews and Cousins in Maine and Washington state.
Gene was predeceased by his mother, both of his wives and a sister Loana Reed of Bucksport.
Family and friends will gather for visitation at 2 p.m. until the time of service at 3p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, 28 Elm Street, Bucksport. Donations may be made to his children to help defray final expenses.