Donna Pomerance, 73, passed away peacefully at her home in Lakeside, Mich., June 16. Arrangements have been entrusted with Sommerfeld Chapel of New Buffalo, Mich.
Donna was born in Chicago Jan. 5, 1940, the daughter of Estelle and Morris Pomerance. Donna was an entrepreneur and a pioneer of her times. She was a co-owner of Augies bar and a strong supporter and contributor of the LGBT community.
She and her beloved companion, Bonnie Friend, opened one of the first women-owned businesses in Chicago. DP Productions was a successful advertisement specialty company for 33 years. Donna and Bonnie lived a great life surrounded by friends and family. Donna went out of her way to meet people and always made them feel special. She loved a party, played a mean tambourine and loved to dance.
Donna is survived by her beloved life companion, Bonnie Friend and sisters Joan (Martin) Harris and Elise (Steve) Siegel; nieces and nephews Andrea Buchanan, Jamie Donahue, Brooke Siegel and Evan Siegel.
The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to Hospice At Home and Comfort Keepers, with a special thanks to Victoria Montgomery, for their outstanding care and compassion during the past weeks.
For those wishing to honor Donna's memory, in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society. Friends may also leave a message of condolence at www.sommerfeldchapel.com .
Plans for a memorial will be announced at a later date.