February 18, 2013 North Belgrade/Stockton Springs William Bill Pomeroy, 92 went to be with his Lord and Savior February 16, 2013, with his family at his side. Bill was born in Stockton Springs on July 27, 1920, the son of Eugene and Myrtle (Harriman) Pomeroy. Bill grew up and lived for years on Cape Jellison inStockton Springs, where he was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, and lobstering. He served in the US Army during W W II .During that time he was stationed in Huntsville, Texas. It was there that he was a MP and cook at the German P.O.W. camp. Bill worked at many different trades until settling into a 29 year career at St Regis/Champion Paper Company. He was a great provider for his family, sometimes working 2 or 3 jobs. Bill was a stone cutter, and cut the first corner stone for Colby College. On January 10, 1977 he married the love of his life Leola Drake, together they enjoyed retirement, traveling to Nova Scotia many times and wintering in St. Petersburg Florida for 22 years. After Leola s death, Bill lived at home alone in North Belgrade until his recent hospitalization. He enjoyed cooking, playing cards and reminiscing with family and friends about days gone by. Bill was a faithful Deacon of the North Belgrade Baptist Church. Bill was particularly proud that, during 2012, he had read his bible in its entirety. He enjoyed singing hymns and Christian fellowship. He was a member of the Pownel Lodge of Masons in Stockton Springs and a member of the Anna Shrine of Bangor. Bill was associated with the Oakland Senior Citizens where he immensely enjoyed being an adoptive grandparent to 2 special youngsters. Besides his parents and wife, Bill was predeceased by 3 brothers, a stepson, John Tracy Sr., grandchildren Shawna Jean and Terri- Lynn Gilbert, JohnTracy Jr., and Emery Barrows. Bill is survived by his children, Eugene Pomeroy (Betty) of Howland, Sharon Blais (Denis) of East Greenbush, NY, Patricia Gilbert (Kenny) of Orrington, stepdaughters Jeanette Grevois (Gerald), and Gloria Gilbert (Bob), of North Belgrade, ME, a brother Joseph Pomeroy of Stockton Springs, a sister Shirley Robbins of Stockton Springs, 20 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great great grandchildren The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Rosalind Waldron and the staff in the CCU at Maine General at Thayer.Friends are invited to visit Wednesday from 1-3 and 6-8 PM at Wheeler Funeral Home, 26 Church Street, Oakland. A celebration of Bill s life will be held at 11 am on Thursday at the North Belgrade Baptist Church, Route 11 Belgrade, fellowship will follow at the North Belgrade Community Center on Route 8, immediately following. Burial will be at Pine Grove Cemetery in Belgrade in the spring . In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the North Belgrade Baptist Church, or the Oakland Sr Citizens Adoptive Grandparent Program.