Edward W. Pocengal

  • Wednesday November 18, 2015
Share this Post:

March 26, 1962 – November 6, 2015

Edward William Pocengal, also known as Ned, died peacefully in his home in New Haven, Connecticut November 6, 2015 after a battle against liver cancer. Born on March 26, 1962 in Yonkers, New York, Ned grew up in Darien, Connecticut. He received his B.A. in English from Southern Connecticut State University. He was an avid reader of nonfiction. Until his illness, Ned had worked as a library cataloguer at Yale University for the last 15 years, having held similar positions at the University of New Haven. He lived in San Francisco for most of the 1990s.

A talented, serious gardener, Ned is survived by his life partner Thomas L. Reddoch; his father Edward Pocengal of Jupiter, Florida; his mother and stepfather Nora and Thomas Ryan of Southport, North Carolina; two sisters; and two nieces.

In keeping with Ned's wishes, arrangements will be private. If anyone chooses, the family suggests donations in Ned's name to Animal Haven Inc. (89 Mill Road, North Haven, Connecticut 06473) or to a charity of their choice. Special thanks to Connecticut Hospice, family, and friends for providing loving care and comfort to Ned in his final days.