August Eric Pomante
August 1, 1925 – April 6, 2018
August Eric Pomante, 92, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away unexpectedly at home in West Palm Beach, Florida on April 6, 2018. August was the sixth son of Attilio and Gaetana (Trinchini) Pomante from Italy. He was preceded in death by his siblings Tom, Frank, Al, Paul, Mario, and Victor Pomante and Anna Fiumarelli.
August began working at twelve years old as a water boy for his father’s construction company in Paterson, New Jersey. After graduating from Central High School, he was drafted into the Army. After serving, he then attended Rutgers University where he obtained a degree in pharmacy. While in college, August met the love of his life Laura June Mercuro. They married upon his graduation and he often said he chose love over medical school. August began his career as a registered pharmacist in New Jersey then moved his family to West Palm Beach after buying Kurt’s Pharmacy on Clematis Street. August also held the Florida market for Rowell Pharmaceuticals. August concluded his pharmacy career as Vice President of Operations at Discount Drugs, Inc. August had several inventions and was the founder and CEO of Chem-Pharm Corporation.
August was well read with many interests and a love of the beach, but most enjoyed holding court at large family gatherings. His intelligence and wisdom were acknowledged and appreciated by his family and friends. They will miss him beyond belief and will honor him by living his teachings.
August is survived by Laura June, his beloved wife of 68 years and their devoted children, Donna Sanchez and husband Gene, Richard Pomante, Dolce Heffield and husband Tim, and Gina Pomante. His illustrious grandchildren Nicholas Sanchez and wife Meghan, Marisa Hoefs and husband Timo, Richard Pomante and partner Celini, Laura Moss and husband Gordon, Jameson Sanchez and partner Haylee, CJ Boyle, Thomas Pomante and wife Kimyatta, Michael Pomante, Cheryl Heffield, and Teri Heffield. His adorable great-grandchildren Evalina Pomante, Conrad and Colin Sanchez, Tommy and Juliana Pomante, Roman Sanchez, and Aila Hoefs.
A mass will be held at St. Juliana’s Church 4500 S. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach on Wednesday April 11, 2018 at 11.00 am. Following the mass, a burial will be held at Hillcrest Memorial Park 6411 Parker Avenue in West Palm Beach. In lieu of flowers, The Pomante Family ask that you may honor August by donating to St. Juliana’s Church in West Palm Beach.
- Funeral Service Wednesday, April 11, 2018
- Committal Service Wednesday, April 11, 2018
August Eric Pomante
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April 10, 2018
Dear Pomante Family, I am deeply saddened by Augies demise.I had the pleasure of working with Augie from 1970 thru 1979, at Discount Drugs. He was always an upbeat soft spoken gentle man and a gentleman. The state of pharmacy is lessened by his absence as is his family and his legion of friends. Again my deepest sympathies on his passing. Sincerely, Marshall Sade