Gary Pomerenke Obituary

Gary A. Pomerenke
Gary A. Pomerenke

January 19, 1953 - June 14, 2019
Born in New Britain, CT
Resided in Norwich, Connecticut


Gary A. Pomerenke, 66, died Friday June 14, 2019 in New Haven, Ct, surrounded by his children.
Gary was born in New Britain, CT to Albert and Ann Ebert Pomerenke. Gary was predeceased by his Parents and his brother Wayne.
Gary is survived by his sister Karen (Pomerenke) Zelvin and her husband Ken of Florida; his children Mathew Pomerenke and his wife, Monica; Joshua Pomerenke and his wife, Mia; Heidi Pomerenke and Kevin Quijano; Kyle Pomerenke and Amber McLaughlin; and grandchildren; Adam, Aidan, Alex, Ava, Logan, Kali, Parker, Isaiah, Elijah, Nathalie and Layla.
Gary was a veteran having served in the US Air Force when he returned to CT he worked many years as a private contractor, his love of woodworking showing in all his projects. Over the last few years Gary has worked for both Learn and most recently Sharp Training in the Woodshop working with and sharing his love of woodworking with special needs individuals.
Gary's greatest joys were his children and grandchildren and many close relatives and friends. He loved the outdoors, he always had a garden and was always generous with the bounty. He loved camping and fishing as well as the ocean and the mountains. His other great love was music, he loved listening to, writing, recording, playing and sharing this with all he loved.
His children and friends also describe him as the guy who would give you the shirt off his back and want nothing in return, he was always there when you needed him and a fighter who never gave up, battling his illness to the end.
Gary will be missed by all.
Visitation will be Saturday, June 22nd from 10 - 12 AM with a service at 11:30 at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home, 48 Grand St., Niantic. As Gary was a recipient of a heart transplant, memorial contributions may be made to Condolences may be shared on Gary’s memorial page at




Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home
48 Grand Street
Niantic, CT US 06357
Saturday, June 22, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home
48 Grand Street
Niantic, CT US 06357
Saturday, June 22, 2019
11:30 AM

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