Stephen E. Pomeroy, Jr., 57 of New Orleans, passed away in Orange on Thursday, Dec. 22, after a lengthy battle with a strong attitude and vigorous fight with cancer.

He was born in Galveston, and raised in Orange, graduating from Stark High School in 1972.

He then attended The National River Academy in Helena, Arkansas. He became a licensed Mississippi River and Inland Waterways Pilot in the Marine Towing Industry and lived most of his adult life in New Orleans.

He also worked in New Orleans at Pat O’Briens and Johnny White’s Bars. He served as an alderman of Garden City, Colorado for a short period while living in Colorado in the 70’s. He attended church at St. Louis Cathedral in New Orleans.

He is survived by his parents, Stephen Pomeroy, Sr. and wife Shirley of Orange; sisters, Susan Pomeroy Purdon and husband Dave of Arlington, Sandra Pomeroy Chappell and husband Jeremy of Dallas; niece, Stephanie Purdon and her children, Alex and Michaela of Arlington; and various cousins, aunts and uncles.

A family gathering for the spreading of his ashes will be held at a later date.