John D. Pomarzynski, 92, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at Abramson Center Hospice, following a battle with dementia.
He was born in Gaylord, Michigan, on September 22, 1927, the son of Anthony C. and Martha E. (Tulish) Pomarzynski.
John was a 1945 graduate of St. Mary High School. He entered the United States Air Force in May of 1945. He served with distinction and was part of the Reserves through June of 1967.
John married Nila Maria Reedy on February 20, 1954, in Bel Air, MD. They were married for 39 years. While they had no children, they loved their neighbors’ children, Charles and Christopher Corcoran, as their own.
John was an extremely dedicated employee of the United States government. He worked as an electrical lineman at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center for 35 years
John had many interests, including polka music, collecting coins and clocks, snowmobiling, traveling the world, catching and eating crabs, and following the Baltimore Orioles. What he loved the most, besides his two angels Nila (wife of 39 years) and Patricia Easter (sweetheart and travel companion of 11 years), was spending time in his backyard garden. John was an expert gardener specializing in growing tomatoes and strawberries. John enjoyed taking time each summer to travel north to visit his family and friends in Michigan.
John was a member of the American Legion Post 109 in Baltimore. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and the VFW in Gaylord, MI.
He leaves behind his sister, Angeline “Angie” Ciszewski; brother-in-law, Lyle Horsell; and sister-in-law, Diane Pomarzynski; as well as many nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his wife, Nila Maria (Reedy) Pomarzynski; siblings, Charles Pomarzynski, Gertrude “Gertie” Horsell, and Martha “Marty” Makarewicz; brothers-in-law, Carl Ciszewski and Casimer Makarewicz; his nephew, Alan J. Ciszewski; and his fellow traveler, Patricia Easter.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Gaylord, MI at St. Mary Cathedral, on Thursday, August 20, 2020. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the Mass following at 11:00 a.m.
Visitation will also be held at Ambrose Funeral Home, Arbutus, MD, on Friday, August 14, 2020, from 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to either St. Mary Cathedral, Gaylord, MI, or Ascension Church, Halethorpe, MD.
The family requests that those paying their respects observe all safety precautions of COVID-19 by wearing masks and observing social distancing.