Palo Alto Weekly

Community Pulse - May 25, 2012

Deaths

Jeanne Pomeroy

Jeanne (Dorman) Pomeroy died in her home in Palo Alto on May 12, 2012. The lifelong Palo Alto resident was 79 years old. She was born at Stanford Hospital on Dec. 6, 1932.

Her parents, Richard (Dick) and Vivian Dorman, raised two daughters, Jeanne and Marilyn. Jeanne attended Walter Hays Elementary, Jordan Middle School and graduated from Palo Alto High School in 1950. Following high school, she attended San Jose State University.

She married William Dutton Pomeroy on May 6, 1966, in Palo Alto. They spent 46 years together. Together they pursued their hobbies of traveling, bridge, gardening, opera and ballet. They raised their children, Lacey, Lon, Elizabeth, Max and Susan.

She enjoyed reading, gourmet cooking, horticulture, interior design and had an eclectic taste in music. Sewing and knitting were also her hobbies, making many of her grandchildren sweaters, argyle socks and outfits, with her personalized nametag "Knitley McDuff."

She was an adviser to her children and a "mom" that everyone could talk to and visit. She survived polio intact at age 23. Her favorite trips included one around the world, one to Australia and a cruise through the inside passage to Alaska. Her favorite opera was "La Boheme."

She is survived by her husband, Bill; sister, Marilyn; grandchildren, Hunter, Leslie Jeanne, Edin, Galen, Lon Jr., Rachel and Cameron; great grandchildren, Ainsley and Killian; as well as nieces and nephews.

Robert John Stewart

Robert John Stewart, 84, died May 16, 2012, of complications from metastatic prostate cancer.

Preceded in death by his wife, Verna, and eldest daughter, Nancy, he is survived by his daughter, Ellen Stewart Moore, son-in-law, Warren Moore, two granddaughters, Hathaway and Katherine Moore, and brother, Don Stewart of Merced, Calif.

A graduate of Lowell High School and Stanford University, he earned an MBA from Stanford Business School in 1953. As business executive, he worked at West Coast Life Insurance Company and Acacia V Storage in Merced. An Atherton resident for more than 47 years, he was a member of the Menlo Circus Club and an honorary member of the Metropolitan Club in San Francisco.

Memorial services will be held at Valley Presbyterian Church, 945 Portola Road, Portola Valley, on Friday, July 27, at 4 p.m. with a reception following. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his memory to Filoli, 86 Ca–ada Road, Woodside, CA 94062 (www.filoli.org). Please include "In memory of Bob Stewart" on donation.

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