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POMEROY, Orville F
POMEROY, Orville F. Nov. 11, 1915 - Aug.13, 2013 Orville Fletcher Pomeroy, a longtime resident of Quartz Hill, passed away peacefully in his home on Aug. 13th, of natural causes. He was 97 years old. Born on the historic Brand estate in Glendale, which now houses the landmark Brand library, Orville spent his childhood there while his parents were in the employ of Mr. and Mrs. Brand. A graduate of Hoover High School in Glendale, he served our country during World War II at Fort Knox, Ky. in a tank battalion. In 1940, he married Elinore Seibert and together they made their home in Medford, Ore. after being transferred there by his employer, Farmer Bros. Coffee Co. He and Elinore eventually returned to the San Fernando Valley where they raised their four children and in 1961 moved to Quartz Hill, where they lived the remainder of their lives. After 45 years in the coffee business, Orville was a coffee connoisseur long before it was in vogue. He would look with derision on anyone diluting their cup of java with cream or sugar. Meticulous by nature, he developed the habit of keeping extensive journals, faithfully making entries on a daily basis. So precise were his entries, he could remind his guest of their lunch choices from a visit 15 years prior. His hobby was his music and he would spend hours listening, recording and labeling his extensive music collection. A mix tape from Grandpa became a favorite birthday gift among his grandchildren, whom he introduced to his generation's music. Part of his chronicling idiosyncrasy dictated that he date anything and everything, from food items in the refrigerator to the batteries in the remote control, a characteristic his family found great humor in. Orville, at 97 was as sharp mentally as he had always been and took great pride in his clear memory. He liked keeping up with the lives of family and friends, enjoyed being able to remain in his home and receive frequent guests that came to visit, and of course, listen to his music. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him. Orville was preceded in death by his wife, four of his sisters and two granddaughters. He is survived by his sister Esta Struven, daughters Martha Heydon of Bullhead City, Ariz., Mary Humphreys (Richard) and Cora Pomeroy of Quartz Hill, and son Clark Pomeroy (Robin) of Calabasas, Calif. He also leaves eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Services will be a small gathering in his home.

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