Rev. Paul H. Bomely (1954 - 2016)

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Rev. Paul Bomely, 61, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2016. He was born on October 13, 1954 in Hartford, Connecticut to Arline Colbert Bomely and the late Roland W. Bomely.

Paul was a graduate from Windsor Locks High School in Connecticut where he was Valedictorian. His education then took him to Bates College where he graduated in 1972 with honors in Government, and also received a MBA from Western New England University. He also was a M. DIV. from Yale University School of Divinity in 1988. He was ordained in the United Church of Christ that same year.

Paul worked at BayBank, Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company, and also Webster Bank. He served as an Interim Minister in Feeding Hills UCC, East Church Springfield UCC, and East Longmeadow UCC. He also pastored at Oxford CT UCC from 1988-1995. Paul also taught at CMS as a substitute teacher, and then as an English as a Second Language teacher at Vance High School and James Martin Middle School. He was also an English Language Arts Teacher in grades 11 and 12, also at Vance. Paul was an active member of Holy Covenant UCC, Charlotte Coin Club.

Paul is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Martha Brown Bomely; children Gretchen (Chris) Calder, Andrew (Brittany) Bomely; grandchildren Kierstyn and Kailin Bomely, Evan, Natasha and Alyssa Calder, Nicholas Sostenes and Lila Taormina; niece and three nephews and numerous cousins; mother Arline Bomely; sister Janice Stack (Ed); brother Gary (Terry) Bomely; aunts Marian Kulik and Frances Bomely; uncle Robert (Rose) Bomely.

Visitation will take place on Sunday, August 7, 2016 from 7-9pm at McEwen Funeral Service, 5716 Monroe Road, Charlotte. Funeral service will be held on Monday, August 8, 2016 at Holy Covenant United Church of Christ, 3501 West W.T. Harris Blvd., Charlotte beginning at 1:00pm. Interment will follow at Sharon Memorial Park.

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Holy Covenant United Church of Christ.

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Published in Charlotte Observer on Aug. 7, 2016
Arrangements under the direction of:
McEwen Funeral Services
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