Philip Pomp, 97, of Springfield died March 11, 2019. Born and raised in Newark, he lived in Springfield for the past 56 years.
Mr. Pomp worked in the furniture industry, first in home furnishings and later in office furniture, and was a member of the New Jersey Furniture Association.
In his youth, he was a gifted athlete, winning the 1935 Boys Singles Tennis Championship in Newark. He also starred on the basketball court for South Side High School and the Newark Y teams.
A Navy veteran of World War II , he served in the PT Boat Squad 21 in the South Pacific.
He was a member of Jewish War Veterans, B’nai B’rith, and the Westfield Tennis Club.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Bobbe, and two sons, Michael (Sandy Fryou) and Barry.
Services were held March 14 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union.