Remembering Ted Pomerantz

February 21, 1925 - October 14, 2007

Please visit photos.html for pictures taken on December 13th at the Marin highlands
where Ann, Claudette, Josh, Willie, and myself fulfilled Ted's wish for his remains to be scattered in a very beautiful place.
- Leslie



Habitat for Humanity Perry County and the Perry County Literacy Council can say "thank you" to Ted Pomerantz for $20,000 and $10,000 respectively.

Ted died peacefully at home in Eugene Oregon on October 14, 2007 from pancreatic cancer. He and his wife, Ann Council, made Perry County their home from 1993 to 2005.

Ted was born in New York City February 21, 1925. He earned a degree in Civil Engineering from the City College of New York in 1944. His early career was primarily in the design of power plant and dam foundations, both in this country and abroad.

The majority of his working life, however, was spent in the field of finance on Wall Street. In 1970, through the dogged efforts of Ted and several others, Congress passed the legislation known as SIPC (Securities Investor Protection Corp.) SIPC is the first line of defense for the investor when a brokerage firm fails due to bankruptcy or other financial difficulties and customer assets are missing.

In March 1998 Ted and Ann hosted an organizational meeting of what would later become Perry County's official Habitat for Humanity affiliate. Ted nurtured the fledgling organization out of the nest and into flight. Today the affiliate has five townhouses planned and underway outside of Newport and the first two families have been selected for prospective ownership.

The Perry County Literacy Council, founded in l984, offers a
wide array of educational programs for adults and families providing them
with skills to enhance their lives personally and professionally.  Ted saw
this organization as entirely compatible with Habitat for Humanity, offering
the same sort of educational "leg up" that Habitat provides for home

In addition to Ted's broad and generous community
involvement, Perry Countians will remember Ted and Ann for the unique
passive solar home they designed and built near Reward.  Ted always was
eager and willing to share this emblem of their lifestyle and philosophy with all, and the home was featured on local house tours as well as in newspaper articles.

It is Ted's wish that donations made in his name go to Habitat for Humanity

Perry County PA, P.O. Box 397, New Bloomfield 17068.


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