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Leslie K. Pomeroy, Jr.
U.S Navy Captain (Retired) Leslie K. Pomeroy, Jr. (Les) passed away on July 23, 2022, at the age of 97. He was born on April 19, 1925, in Leaksville, North Carolina and was raised in Monticello, Arkansas. Les attended the U.S. Naval Academy (Class of 1947) and married Constance L. Heynen in February 1949. Les earned his wings as a Naval Aviator in 1950. Following his graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy, Les achieved advanced degrees from various colleges during his Navy career; The Naval War College 1957, M.S.- Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 1960, and Ph.D.- Business Administration from The American University, 1970.
During his final tour of duty, Les served as the Commanding Officer of the Naval Air Rework Facility in Quonset Point, Rhode Island. Upon retiring from the Navy, Les and Connie settled in East Greenwich, Rhode Island where Les joined the faculty at Providence College. Les taught both graduate and undergraduate classes, helped develop their MBA Program and ultimately served as the Director of the MBA Program. After retiring from his 15-year career at Providence College, Les and Connie moved to Virginia Beach, VA in 1997.
Les actively participated in numerous civic organizations and was a life member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, the Naval Academy Alumni Association, Navy League, and The Scottish Rite (32nd degree Mason).
Les and Connie celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary on February 26, 2022. They shared a very happy marriage and enjoyed traveling globally to multiple continents, snow-skiing in the U.S., Canada, and Europe and sailing the seas on their sailboat, Wind Song. Les and Connie were avid duplicate bridge players and always maintained a robust zest for life. Les and Connie moved to Lake Prince Woods (LPW) retirement community in Suffolk, Virginia in 2011, where Connie will remain living.
Les would like to give special recognition to Judy Raymond, Director of LPW, who together with her many talented and caring employees, make LPW a special place to live. Les is survived by his wife, Connie, three children, David Pomeroy (wife, Karen), Anne Doerge (husband, Dan) and Catherine Hankins (husband, Dan); five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Burial with full military honors will be held at Arlington National Cemetery.
RIP brother Les.
Frank Titus Aug 4 2022 10:02 AM
Les Pomeroy's daughter, Anne Doerge, is one of my dearest friends. My life has been enriched by Anne's personal accounts of her Dad's life, his many notable accomplishments, and his meaningful contributions to this world. I extend my prayers that God will abundantly comfort Mrs. Connie, and graciously lead David, Anne, and Cathy in wisdom as they consider how to preserve the positives of his legacy.
Linda C Nelson Aug 4 2022 3:29 AM
The last few years at Lake Prince have brought many changes. My parents Charlie(now deceased) and Betty Lambert and I have enjoyed their company many times. We always ate together at the Julius Society dinner and Les and Dad had a good time chatting while Connie, Mom and I could make plans for the next gem and mineral show.
I always enjoyed hearing about their life adventures. I am sad for your loss but know God has a great man flying in the sky with Him.
Laura L Harrell Aug 2 2022 2:54 PM
Les was a wonderful neighbor and friend at Lake Prince Woods. His many accomplishments are awe-inspiring and we are glad to have had a chance to know him. His favorite topic was his children~he was so proud of you all. Condolences to his family.
Pat and Mike Church
Pat Church Jul 23 2022 4:53 PM