Retired Realtor and Commercial Real Estate Appraiser Donald T. Pomeroy (Jr.) passed away July 19, 2010 after a long illness. Graveside services will be held on August 7, 2010 at 2:00 PM at St. John’s Episcopal Church with Rev. Robert Longbottom officiating.
He is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen; two daughters, Margaret, Liverpool and Elizabeth, (Jack) Levine, Parkland, FL; a step-daughter, Kathleen (Glenn) Gerrard, Unionville, CT; a step-son, Donald Koscak (Cindy), Potsdam; 17 grandchildren and two great granddaughters; his sister, Carolyn, (Edward) Woods., Carolina Shores, NC; and three nephews and one niece.
He was predeceased by a brother, Edward Lohnes; and a step-son, Matthew Koscak.
He served 3 terms as President of the St. Lawrence County Board of Realtors, President of the NYS Society of Real Estate Appraisers and Adirondack Regional Vice President of the NYS Association of Realtors. He was awarded membership in the Realtors Honor Society. In 2009 the National Association of Realtors conferred the status of Realtor Emeritus on Mr. Pomeroy, a coveted award for his many years of dedication and service.
He was born on March 22, 1930 the eldest son of Donald Theodore and Marguerite Gladys (Lohnes) Pomeroy in Syracuse. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean War and graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science degree (major in real estate).
He became an independent fee appraiser in 1965. In addition to standard residential and commercial work, his assignments included eminent domain and tax certiorari appraisals, and expert testimony in local and state courts. He subsequently began his own appraisal service in 1968, operating throughout central and northern New York.
In 1977 he relocated to Ogdensburg where he served as the first Executive Director of the Association for Neighborhood Rehabilitation, Inc. (ANR). He established North Country Management, Ltd., (NCM) in 1983 with his wife, Kathleen, and operated the oldest Real Estate Appraisal firm in the North Country. He also served with the U. S. Army Corp of Engineers as an appraiser and leasing consultant during the initial expansion of Fort Drum, Watertown. Mr. Pomeroy was on active member of St. John's Episcopal Church. He served as a Vestryman and delegate to Diocesan Conventions acted as lay reader and chalice bearer and sang in the choir for many years.
He enjoyed cooking and became good baker during his retirement years. He also enjoyed the menagerie of cats which he and Kathy kept for many years.