May 3, 1947 – December 19, 2021
On December 19, 2021, Eugene Robert Pomroy passed away at home following a year's contention with cancer.
A lifelong resident of Kensington, Gene was the son of John Pomroy (son of Margaret "Maggie" Henry and Benjamin Pomroy) and Frances Kohler (daughter of Mary Malvey and George Kohler).
Gene was well-known for his sense of humor and independent nature, something he took great pride in being able to maintain after becoming totally blind at the age of 27 due to retinopathy of prematurity. Following in the footsteps of his father and uncles, he began tinkering with TVs and radios at an early age; as an adult, he gained a reputation for his ability to fix electronics of all types. He was an avid HAM radio operator under the call sign KA3NEN, a music lover, and a fan of science fiction, detective stories, and the Philadelphia Phillies. He rarely turned down an opportunity to help others and was the type of person to start conversations with anyone, stranger or friend. A lifelong pet owner, he loved and was loved by every animal he met. He will be remembered by all who knew him for his wit, ingenuity, stubbornness, and occasional daredevil-like antics.
Gene is the beloved father of Kristen Laura Pomroy and brother of Elizabeth Aponte. He is also survived and will be dearly missed by his stepchildren, Kimberly Merz-Esposito, Michelle Merz-Guiliano, and Leonard Merz, as well as by his step-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, sisters-in-law, cousins, and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, sister Marie, and brothers George, David, and Jackie, and wife Judy Chismar.
A celebration of his life is tentatively planned for the Spring of 2022. Donations in his honor to Palmer Cemetery, The National Federation of the Blind, or Fishtails Animal Rescue are greatly appreciated.
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