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June 30, 2014

Carleton Pomeroy Jr.

Carleton Pomeroy Jr.

LEROY — Carleton Pomeroy Jr., 95, of LeRoy, formerly of Unadilla, died peacefully Thursday morning, June 26, 2014, at the LeRoy Village Green Nursing Home.

He was born Dec. 15, 1918, in Unadilla, a son of the late Carleton and Agnes R. (Kilpatrick) Pomeroy Sr.

Mr. Pomeroy spent all his life in Unadilla, until he and his wife moved to the Village Green six months ago.

He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Colgate University in 1941, and was a member of the Commons Club and Phi Beta Kappa.

Carl was employed at Bendix in Sidney for 41 years retiring in 1982, as Engineering Manager in charge of the Engineering Materials Lab. While at Bendix he belonged to the Society of Plastics Engineers, The American Society for Testing Materials and the Aerospace Committee of the Society of Automotive Engineers. He was the Bendix Corporate Gatekeeper responsible for expertise in Plastics and Elastomers for all Bendix Divisions.

He belonged to the Lewis H. Morgan Chapter of the New York State Archeological Association and the Eastern States Archeological Association, The Sidney Engineers Club and the Unadilla Chamber of Commerce. He was a past president of Freedom Lodge No. 324 F. & A.M., and a member of the Walter L. Hunt Chapter R.A.M.

He was a professional musician in the 1940s, belonging to the Musicians Union. He was a competitive bowler for more than 40 years, belonging to a number of leagues in the Sidney Bowling Association. He was inducted into the Tri-County Bowling Hall of Fame in September 1992.

He is survived by his loving wife, Lona M. (Root) Pomeroy of LeRoy, after sharing their 72nd wedding anniversary on May 14, 2014; daughters, Diane (William E.) Wormsley of Durham, N.C., and Laraine (William E.) Caton of Batavia; grandchildren, Edward J. (Paula) Caton of Stafford, Ellen C. (Adam) Brokaw of Batavia and Patai B. (Stephanie) Wormsley of Harrisburg, Pa.; great-grandchildren, Carson, Carly and Bailey.

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