Edwin J. "Ed" Pomroy

Edwin J. "Ed" Pomroy, 71, formerly of Pine Run Road in Lewis Run, passed away Monday, December 26, 2016 at the Pavilion at BRMC.  

Born March 23, 1945, in Ridgway, he was a son of the late Edwin and Ethel (Brezzinski) Pomroy.

He married Karen L. (Brady) Pomroy, who survives. 

A graduate of Ridgway High School, he earned his Bachelor of Education Degree from Slippery Rock University and his Master’s Degree from St. Bonaventure University and East Michigan State University. 

Ed began his teaching career in Bradford in 1967.  He taught Physical Education, Health and Driver Education.  He served as the Athletic Director at Bradford Area High School for a time and then as Vice Principal, retiring in 2002. 

In addition to his teaching duties, he also coached track, football and wrestling and was active with the Big 30 organization.

An avid outdoors man, he was a member of the Beagle Club, The Mt Jewett Sportsman's Club, enjoyed hunting and working with kids. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Staci Pomroy, of Bradford and Shannon Pomroy, of Hummelstown, two step sons, Peter Mongillo, and Joseph Mongillo. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Janet Pomroy.

There will be no public visitation and funeral services will be private for family. 

Memorials, if desired, may be made to Big 30 All Star Charities Classic or to the charity of the donor's choice. 

Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.  

Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

 

 

HOLLENBECK-CAHILL Funeral Home

33 South Avenue • Bradford, PA 16701

All Condolences -

Coach Pomeroy was a great teacher, mentor, and coach his heart was always as big as a lion and his warmth will me missed I carry a lot of the life lessons he taught me throughout my life that have served me well Sorry and prayers for his family during this time of great loss
— Tony Coronati

Staci and Shannon, My deepest heart-felt empathy to you. With love, Stacy Wallace
— Stacy Sorokes Wallace

There are teachers you NEVER forget. Mr. Pomroy was one of them. He always had time for anyone who needed to talk or needed to hear the truth. Great guy and truly going to be missed by all who knew him. RIP Mr. Pomroy.
— Laura Patrick Graham

To the Pomroy family, I am sorry for your loss. I remember Mr. Pomroy well at BAHS. He garnered respect from students and kept learning tough but fun. He used to call me "runt." I remember that well and I remember he taught my brother and sister too a decade prior - probably used the same nickname for my sister perhaps. May you find comfort that he may be at peace and remembered by so many.
— Lydia (Smith) Olechna

rest in peace our brother. May the Lord comfort you and keep you safe in your eternal life. We love you.
— vicki & fred

Coach Pomroy was a special teacher and mentor in my life. His influence remained with me all my life and will never be forgotten. He had a great humorous wit about him and really knew how to relate to his students. My condolences to his whole family and may he rest in Peace.
— Jeff Barrett

Ed, it breaks my heart to know you are gone but I know it's a better place. You were a great mentor, coach, teacher and friend. All my life I have had great respect for you. Till we're meet again, I'll pick some blackberries for you. Goodbye my friend.
— Kevin Newton

Mr. Pomroy, you were good people. You may have been a hard ass at times but you meant well. May you Rest In Peace. God bless. Fess I'm so sorry for your loss Stac. May the comfort of your fond memories, family and friends help you through your time of grief.
— Meredith Fesenmyer

Staci, Words can't say... Thinking of you and yours..
— Rhonda Anderson

So sorry to hear that Mr. Pomroy has passed away. He was one of the best, most fair teachers I had. Sincere condolences to the family.
— Joe Popiel

Staci and family you have our deepest of sympathies. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Love you!!
— Jeff, Jen and Jerin Anderson

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Pomroy family. Ed was a wonderful boss, a wonderful friend and a true teacher. I don't think he ever gave up on a student and I know he gave his all....rest in peace Ed.
— John and Jo Ann Peterson

Not sure if I would have ever made it though high school with out you. Always watched out for so many of us you will be missed by so many. So sorry to the family rip Mr P
— Jamie thrush

Thoughts and prayers to all, he was so loved and respected. God bless.
— Cindy Nye Hatch

He was great teacher.
— JC Carter

Coach Pomroy was my gym teacher from 1970-72, and also my Driver's Ed teacher. He was a great teacher and even better friend while I was behind the wheel...he sincerely cared about his students. Thanks, Coach...you will be missed.
— Jim Zock

Ed was an excellent teacher and administrator. He had a kind heart and treated all students fairly. RIP friend.
— Deanna Peters

I had Mr. Pomroy for gym class my senior year, 1982-83. It just so happened to be the year I spent 7 months in a cast or splint with a broken left arm, the X-Rays of which made their way through all of the health classes with all of the plates and screws included. Since I was sidelined, Mr. Pomroy put me to work as his gopher / lackey/ messenger during gym periods. As it turned out, this skinny little runt got his first-ever A’s for Phys-Ed in Ed Pomroy’s gym class. I’ll never forget his compassion, kindness, or sense of humor. He will never be forgotten.
— Thomas M. Lewis

Sending Condolences to Ed's family. He was a Wonderful Teacher And A Great Guy. R.I.P. Mr. Pomroy.
— Lori Guthrie

I remember hearing about him as a young kid from my father & uncle who played for and were taught by him in the early 70's. To have him as a health and phys ed teacher 20 years later was truly a honor. You knew where you stood with him, but always treated nicely and fairly. He's an icon.
— Mike Nuzzo

Our prayers are with the Pomeroy Family. Just a great guy.
— Brad & Sally(Riddle) Mangel

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mr. P was a great coach, teacher and man. Will be missed.
— Amy Shreve

Mr. Pomroy was a friend and a mentor. Although he had a rugged exterior, he was one of the nicest guys one would ever know behind closed doors. I witnessed him do some of the most generous and amazing things for kids. He will be missed.
— Erik Kincade

I went to college with Ed and I coached with him. he will be missed by all who knew him.
— Bob Horovitz

Such a great teacher, great role model, and a great man. RIP Mr. Pomroy.
— Brian Shaffer

A great man, great leader and a larger than life figure that I will always remember fondly. My condolences to you all.
— Chris Yaworsky

Mr. Pomroy always treated me with respect and was always willing to offer assistance or advice at any given time. He always would tell.me that he could count his truly close friends on one hand and I owned one of those fingers. Condolences to his family and friemds.
— David Cercone

So sorry to read this! By far, Mr. P was one of my favorite high-school teachers. He was truly an asset to his profession! Thoughts and prayers to his family!
— Dawn (Bickel) Fischer

So sorry for your loss! What a wonderful man with such a great personality! Outstanding teacher and such an inspiration to many. Rest In Peace, Mr. Pomroy.
— Julie Graham-VanScoter

Journey on, my friend. I'll never forget the good times we shared. Save me a place. To the family, my prayers are with you now and always.
— Duane Pletcher

He was a Great Teacher and Coach but most of all a awesome person
— Tom Connelly

He was a Great Teacher and Coach but most of all a awesome person
— Tom Connelly

So sorry... my thoughts are with his family and friends.
— Yvonne Moonan (Proper)

My deepest condolences to the Pomroy family, Mr. Pomroy has touched so many lives including my own, he was truly a good guy and a credit to his profession as a teacher. He will be missed dearly. Prayers my friend…
— Butch Kreiner

A Coach, friend and more importantly a father...You made me strive for more in life coach..RIP
— George Masisak

I had the good fortune of knowing Mr. Pomroy outside of the classroom during my high school years. He was a good listener and always gave candid and honest advice that I carry with me to this day. My memories of him are fond ones.
— Dale Austin

What a great man. We had so much respect for him as a teacher and a friend. Prayers for the family during this difficult time. Rip
— Robert and Sandy Nielsen

A man who made a difference in so many lives... Rest In Peace Mr.Pomroy
— Theresa Potter

A good man. RIP Mr Pomroy
— Steven Jones

A great guy who had the respect of every student that he crossed paths with.
— Joe Rhoades

So sorry for your loss!! He was a great teacher and man!! He had a stern way about him but a heart of gold. Sadly missed.
— Tracy Frey-Koppenhaver

He made High School a much better place by being there. So sorry for your loss.
— Terje Fokstuen

Class of 1971,Sorry to hear. May god be with his family and friends durring this ruff and sad occasion.
— Carl Spears

Sorry for your loss. He will be missed.
— Tim Moran

May your memory be eternal!
— CJ

Coach Pomroy was my football coach 3 yrs starting his 1st year at BHS. Got to know him as a coach, teacher, and a friend. So sorry for your loss.
— Dave Ross

Sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my prayers. Mr Pomroy touch many lives.
— Lyn Niver

So sorry for your loss. Mr. Pomroy was an awesome man. He helped me a lot in my junior year at BHS. Your entire family are in my prayers.
— Stephanie Shotts Smith

My condolences to the family Rest in Peace Ed
— Sam Heyler

My sincere condolences to family and friends affected by Ed's passing. I knew him as my brother's football coach many MANY years ago (I was 4 yrs old) and our paths crossed throughout my life. His passion for sports, the outdoors, and his daughters was always with him and his sometimes strange sense of humor will always be with me! May you forever Rest In Peace as you remain an icon of this town!
— Sandi Rimer

We are so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. Condolences to Karen and her family.
— Bill and Barb Black

Karen and family, sorry for your loss. Sending Thoughts and Prayers for you at this time.
— Colleen Scrivo

So sorry. Rest in peace Ed.
— Kathy Jones

A man who understood his students. Thank you Mr. Pomroy for the words of wisdom you gave to a confused young man. I became the man I am now because you were a part of my life. You was my teacher.
— Allen Black

I was saddened to hear of Ed's passing. Celebrating the life of a good man and mourning his passing with you. With warm thoughts and prayers, Bonnie (Marcott)Stevens
— Bonnie Stevens

So sorry to hear this prayers to you all
— Lucy Nuzzo

Loved the guy!RIP Coach, you've earned it!Hugs and prayers for the family??
— Terry Bryant

Rest In Peace MR. Pomroy...... you will be missed and remembered always.
— Mark Bond

Rest in peace Mr Pomroy...class of 73 remembers you fondly.
— Billie Patterson Lindemuth

Sorry for your loss
— Debra Teeter and dan teeter

This is sad. What a great guy he was. Best gym teacher there ever was.
— Jeff passmore

Condolences

  • Coach Pomeroy was a great teacher, mentor, and coach his heart was always as big as a lion and his warmth will me missed I carry a lot of the life lessons he taught me throughout my life that have served me well Sorry and prayers for his family during this time of great loss

    — Tony Coronati
  • Staci and Shannon, My deepest heart-felt empathy to you. With love, Stacy Wallace

    — Stacy Sorokes Wallace
  • There are teachers you NEVER forget. Mr. Pomroy was one of them. He always had time for anyone who needed to talk or needed to hear the truth. Great guy and truly going to be missed by all who knew him. RIP Mr. Pomroy.

    — Laura Patrick Graham
  • To the Pomroy family, I am sorry for your loss. I remember Mr. Pomroy well at BAHS. He garnered respect from students and kept learning tough but fun. He used to call me "runt." I remember that well and I remember he taught my brother and sister too a decade prior - probably used the same nickname for my sister perhaps. May you find comfort that he may be at peace and remembered by so many.

    — Lydia (Smith) Olechna
  • rest in peace our brother. May the Lord comfort you and keep you safe in your eternal life. We love you.

    — vicki & fred