Benjamin Adams Pomery, 75, died Aug. 26, 2016, at his home surrounded by family, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Ben was born July 23, 1941, grew up in St. Anthony Park, was an Eagle Scout, graduated from Murray High School (’59), served proudly in the U.S. Air Force and graduated from the University of Minnesota.

Ben retired in 2007 from US Bank, where he worked as a technical project manager. He loved the solitude of the outdoors, spending many a night during his retirement years camping under the stars while visiting as many of our National Parks as possible and traveling to Alaska to see this great country of ours.

Ben was dedicated to his family and loved watching his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow and attended as many of their activities as possible, which often included traveling to provide encouragement and support.

Ben will be greatly missed by all who knew him, but they find peace knowing that he is “soaring with the eagles.”

He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Margaret Pomeroy. He is survived by a brother, Sherwood (Sharon); sisters, Cathy and Dawn (Darrell) Hewitt; children, Benjamin (Michelle), Jennifer (Dan) Wolff, Phillip and Heather (Bob) Barr; their mother, Julie; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandsons; plus furry friends Walter, Penny and Lucy.

A celebration of his life was held at Long Lake Regional Park, New Brighton, on Sept. 16, with inurnment at House of Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Paul.

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