DOVER-FOXCROFT – Bob Pomeroy, 56, died unexpectedly Nov. 8, 2008, at First Buttermilk Pond, Bowerbank. This was a very special retreat for Bob and all the “Buttermilk Boys” for solitude, laughter and friendship. He was born July 19, 1952, in Camp Lejeune, N.C., the son of Wilfred and Ardena (Cook) Pomeroy. Bob was a graduate of Jay High School, Class of 1972. He then served with the U.S. Army as a bio-medical technician. Bob moved to Dover-Foxcroft in 1981 to be general manager and later owner of Rowell’s Garage, thus being the third generation to operate the family business. He considered Dover-Foxcroft his home, for it was the place he had lived the longest. Bob was an active community member, serving on the board of appeals, budget advisory committee, Pine Crest Development Corp. and Dover-Foxcroft Historical Society. From 1998 to 2007, he was a member of HAD No. 4 Board and also served as treasurer. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Karen; and his two children, who were the center of his life, Elyse of Portland and Andrew of Boston. He could often be seen pacing the field or gym at a field hockey game, football game or wrestling meet, encouraging his children to succeed. He is also survived by his sisters, Wendy Hanson and Melody Delot of Jay. He was predeceased by his parents; and brothers, Billy and Wayne. Friends are invited to a celebration of Bob’s life 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, at Center Theatre, Dover-Foxcroft, with the Rev. Rex Garrett, of Eastern Maine Medical Center, officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mayo Regional Hospital, 891 West Main St., Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426 or Maine Warden Service, Greenville Regional Headquarters, P.O. Box 551, Greenville, ME 04441. Arrangements are in the care of Lary Funeral Home. Messages of condolence and memories may be expressed at www.laryfuneralhome.com.
ROBERT L. POMEROY