William Francis Poveromo Jr.

December 2, 1950February 18, 2014

William Francis Poveromo, Jr., 63, died Feb. 18, 2014, in Charlotte, NC.

He was born on Dec. 2, 1950, to William Francis Poveromo, Sr., and Angela Simonetti Poveromo, in Flushing, NY.

During his early childhood Bill enjoyed living in several locations with his family while his father was serving in the Army. The family then settled in Charlotte, NC, where Bill attended Myers Park High School. Later he attended UNC – Chapel Hill and Wingate University, earning a degree in Arts and Sciences. He devoted more than 20 years to a career in television journalism at NBC12 in Richmond, VA. As a photographer and producer, Bill was instrumental in the development of 12 On Your Side, earning an Emmy nomination for investigative reporting in 1992. He was also named News Photographer of the Year in 1984 by United Press International.

After Richmond, Bill moved to Mt. Pleasant, SC, to enjoy life closer to his daughter and the beach. Later, he returned to Charlotte after needing the loving care provided by his family.

Throughout his life, Bill pursued his love of travel and photography, taking many memorable trips with his daughter. He also was a Master Gardener. He was passionate about the Yankees, UNC basketball, the Beatles, Clapton and all things rock and roll.

Bill is survived by his daughter Virginia Poveromo of Charlottesville, VA; sisters Marie Poveromo of Charlotte, and Beth Jarvis (husband Steve) of Wake Forest; as well as many loving nieces, nephews, other relatives, dear friends; and Virginia’s mother, Sue Poveromo.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister Judy Szymonski.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, Feb. 24, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Gabriel Catholic Church Chapel, 3016 Providence Rd., Charlotte, NC.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation: NKF Serving the Carolinas – NC Region, 4701 Hedgemore Dr. – Ste. 810, Charlotte, NC 28209 or online at

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  • Memorial Mass Monday, February 24, 2014

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Diane Josey-Thibodeaux

February 10, 2015

Just saw this on Facebook, so sorry to hear about Bill....we went to O'Donoghue School together.

Rosemarie Limato

April 18, 2014

To my cousins sorry to hear about billy Rosemarie Tufo
Limato uncle John daughter

Clyde Munster

March 2, 2014

We were very sad to hear about Bill. As friends in high school and college we have lots of good memories of Bill and his family. We will miss him.

Bill Harmon

February 28, 2014

Beth - I'm very sad to hear about your brother, I remember Bill as always having a friendly smile. I also appreciate him taking it easy on that kid that was always hanging around his little sister! Please know that our prayers are with the entire family during this difficult time.

Matt Long

February 27, 2014

So sorry for your loss Ginnie. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

February 27, 2014

Marie, Beth and Virginia,
My mother (Aunt Bella) just told me about Bill's passing and we are saddened by this news. You are in our thoughts and prayers...
Dave and Judy Fredette

February 24, 2014

Beth and family,
My heart goes out to you at this time. It is so very hard to lose your loved one. Your heart is broken and heavy. Remember the good times and know many people are praying for you. Love, Sharon

February 24, 2014

His love for Ginnie lit his heart and lights his soul. We will miss him. Allison Smith Childers and her son Gates

Maria Cabibbo

February 23, 2014

Marie, Beth and Virginia, I'm so sorry to hear about Bill. My thoughts and prayers are with. Love Cousin Maria (Poveromo) Cabibbo

Frank Poveromo

February 23, 2014

Dear Marie and Beth,
I am so sorry to hear about Bill. Please know that he, you and your entire family are in my thoughts.
Love to All
Your Cousin Frank Poveromo