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In Memoriam: Edward Pochomis

Network and Systems Services manager retired in 2008

Edward J. Pochomis, former manager of the Network and Systems Services Department in Information Technologies at the University of Delaware, passed away at home on Nov. 26, 2017, after a heroic 12-year battle with mesothelioma. He was 64.

Mr. Pochomis retired from UD in 2008.

Colleague Richard Quickle Jr., manager of network engineering in Network and Systems Services, remembered his colleague.

“Ed was a very valuable team member for many years here in Network and Systems Services who helped us achieve many goals for the University in providing IT services for our campus clients,” Quickle said. “Most importantly, he was a wonderful human being whom we called a very good friend and was well respected across campus."  

Before his employment at the University, Mr. Pochomis was retired as a police officer from the New Castle County Police Department.

He enjoyed the outdoors, including fishing and boating, grew orchids and was an avid woodworker.

Mr. Pochomis was predeceased by his parents, Eleanore and Joseph Pochomis, his sister, Adele Scutellaro, his niece, Lynn Scutellaro and his sister-in-law, Cathleen Earl.

He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Twardowski Pochomis; his son, Nathan (Kristen) Pochomis, his daughter, Natalie (Jim) Kozlowski; his sisters, Christine and Stephanie Pochomis, his three grandchildren, Evan, Emily and Eric; his brother- in-law, Skip (Beth) Twardowski and his mother- and father-in-law, Louis and Victoria Twardowski.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Helen Graham Cancer Research Center, 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Rd., Newark, DE 19713 or Delaware Hospice, 16 Polly Drummond Shopping Center, Newark, DE 19711.

Condolences may be left online at www.dohertyfh.com.

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