Bindu Sky POMEROY
January 16, 1974 – November 27, 2018
Bindu Sky Pomeroy, affectionately know at "The Mayor of East Vail", died on Tuesday November 27, 2018 doing what he loved most, "hitting big cliffs" in the East Vail backcountry.
Bindu was born January 16, 1974 to Karen Zorn and Robertson Gill Pomeroy in California but grew up in Boulder.
He was a social studies teacher at Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy. Bindu was a steward of the East Vail backcountry.
Bindu is survived by; mother Karen Zorn and father Robertson Gill Pomeroy; sister Liana Pomeroy, brother Alex Greenburg and brother Ben Greenburg.
A Celebration of Life for Bindu will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Crist Mortuary, 3395 Penrose Place, Boulder, CO 80301.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.cristmortuary.com for the Pomeroy family.
- Celebration of Life Saturday, December 1, 2018
Bindu Sky POMEROY
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December 3, 2018
Bindu and I went to CU together to become teachers. Then, he was hired on less than a week before I was at Erie Middle School. We were on the same 7th grade team! I have a lot that I could say - memories of outdoor ed together, playing football at lunch with the kids, trying to keep each other awake in dull meetings, and just laughing together as we both learned the expectations of being new teachers and leaders of future citizens. Bindu took me snowboarding once, and it was one of the best days I spent in Colorado. I got a taste of what he had come to love so much - crisp air, gorgeous view, muscle strain, and the feel of liquid speed. Likewise, I talked him into playing basketball a time or two - staff vs. students end-of-year games were the best! ... This is just to say that we were young professionals together. We even double-dated once with his frenetic ex-girlfriend. I remember giving him advice about what to do with that relationship (as if I was any kind of authority). The advice, as I remember it, was something like, "Dude, you're young. You got a lotta life ahead of you. Why waste it being miserable? If something's not right, you gotta move on." I know, in some way, that he did move on...from the relationship, but also to a different job; a better job for him. I'm happy he found happiness. I just wish it could've lasted longer for him.
(As an aside, I'd like to say that Bindu's mother helped me teach knitting for 6 weeks to a bunch of squirrely 8th graders. She was patient and understanding, and generous with her time and support - traits that she obviously passed on to her loving, thoughtful son. )
December 1, 2018
Dear family of Bindu,
Though i never met any of you, i want to thank you for each of your parts in Bindu’s life that contributed to raising and sharing such a wonderful human being with the world he touched. I wish i could be there in person to laugh and cry and share in the life he gave but ive lived on the other side of the planet for much of the last two decades and unfortunately cant make it back at present. Bindu and i shared a fondness for eastern culture, buddhism and meditation, and he was one of the very few westerners i found to have brought the related wisdom into his heart and lived it. I know you - his family - had a lot to do with that as often our conversations veered into that subject. You probably dont need to be told this but people like Bindu spread light everywhere they go and that light continues to spread through those touched by it. While different from that of a monk or renunciate, I believe it is a form of enlightenment, exemplified in his zest for life and infectious positivity. Its nearly impossible to be tired around someone like Bindu and the world could use more such people in it. As for my last memory with him, it was sitting around in his place talking buddhism and playing some singing bowls i gifted him before leaving Boulder over 15 years ago. We only shared occassional messages after that but with him, it was always like a day had t gone by and i knew the interaction would be a good one. Again, thank you each for the parts you played in bringing forth and sharing such a human with the rest of us.
November 30, 2018
Dear Karen and family, you don't know me, but I met Bindu, sadly after the death of my son, Logan(20). He was helping with a fundraiser for my son's foundation. Bindu came up and introduced himself, and then shared his memories of Logan, and how much fun they had in the backcountry together- an beautiful gift he gave me with those memories. I know the hell you have been thrown into , please reach out to me , if you ever feel you want to speak with another grieving mom. I understand.
November 29, 2018
Dear Karen, Gil, Liana, Ben, Alex, and all loving family,
Knowing Bindu when he was a child in California, I feel fortunate in having shared many warm occasions sitting around the table with him, Liana and Karen and Gil; or playing at the local swimming hole. He was such a vivacious and happy child. Since then, I enjoyed hearing about Bindu's accomplishments in Colorado, as he matured into an enthusiastic teacher and loving son and brother.
May your memory of his love for you comfort you now and be with you always.
In loving friendship,