Published 5:43 am, Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Frank Pomerantz, of Storrs and a former resident of Weston, died June 19.
He grew up near Coney Island in Brooklyn, N.Y. As a teenager he played baseball, and after graduating from New Utrecht High School, he was signed to a minor league contract with the Denver Bears. He also was a football player and a boxer, and in 1950 took up golf.
He enlisted in the Army during World War II and served with the 10th Mountain Division ski troops in Colorado and was also an MP in Denver. After the war he returned to New York and enrolled at New York University where he received a BA in marketing. At NYU, he met his first wife, Jane Cooper. They moved to Weston with their three children, Jeffrey, Linda and Nora. In 1977, they divorced.
He worked in the magazine field, including Women's Home Companion and Look, before being hired by Ziff-Davis Publishing Co. in 1960. He was promoted to vice president of creative services in 1965, a position he held until he retired in 1979. He married Cheryl Bond in 1980 and they had two children, Sarah and Jacob.
He also pursued his interest in drawing and sculpting, taking courses at the University of Connecticut.
Survivors, in addition to wife, Cheryl, include five children, Jeffrey Pomerantz of Greenburgh, N.Y.; Linda Novis of Longmeadow, Mass.; Nora Pomerantz of Philadelphia; Sarah Pomerantz of Northampton, Mass., and Jacob Pomerantz of Storrs, and five grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held later this summer in Storrs.