In Memoriam: Walt Pomeroy

Walt Pomeroy

May 31, 2022

Friends, and all who loved the Apostle Islands, lost a guiding light when board member Walt Pomeroy passed away on Tuesday, May 24th surrounded by his family including Lin, his wife of 43 years. Walt’s wisdom, guidance and unending ideas have been critical to the growth of Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and a myriad of other environmental organizations he worked with. The staff, board members, and volunteers of Friends send our most sincere condolences to his family and many friends. He will be missed and remembered.

A ceremony will be held on Saturday, July 16 at Silver Spring Presbyterian Church in Mechanicsburg, PA. The family has asked that notes and condolences be directed through the Caring Bridge website (

Because of Walt’s love of the Apostle Islands, the Pomeroy family has graciously chosen Friends as the recipient of memorial donations in his honor. Click below to make a gift to the memorial fund.

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If you prefer to donate through the mail, download and print a donation form. It’s a PDF file (the free Adobe Acrobat Reader or similar software is required.)

Please fill out the form, make a note that your donation is for the Walt Pomeroy Memorial and make your check made out to ​Friends of the Apostle Islands. Mail to:​ Friends of the Apostle Islands, PO Box 1574, Bayfield, WI 54814.

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