Alliston’s CEO and CEO of Travel Agency Business has died after a car accident, the company announced on Wednesday.
Mark Pomerantz, 66, died at his home on Saturday.
“He was a great, wonderful man, and he will be missed,” CEO and founder Tom Beresford said in a statement.
“His life’s work was to provide excellent customer service and to support our valued employees, and we are grateful for his generosity and compassion.
Mark was a beloved partner and colleague and we will forever be grateful for the many opportunities that he and his family shared with us.”
A year ago, Beresfords family released a statement saying the two had been working together for years, and that their business had grown as a result.
Beresford was an avid fisherman who also loved horses, and his wife, Karen, is a veterinarian, Bereford said.
He was an employee of the Maine State Parks and Recreation Department, the Maine Department of Conservation and Tourism and the Department of Transportation.
Alliston, a town of about 8,000 people on Maine’s eastern shore, has been one of the nation’s most popular destinations for vacationers for decades.
Travel agency, travel agency businessA statement released by Alliston Travel Agency said Beresfield had worked for the company for over 25 years, “and always had a smile on his face.”
“Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Mark Pomeranz, our CEO, and to the employees, clients and colleagues of Alliston,” the company said.
“We are all in mourning, and are committed to helping them through this time.”
“Mark and Karen had been very generous and caring with the company and our staff,” the statement said.
“Mark’s passion for helping others, particularly his own, was unparalleled.
We will miss him dearly.”
Beresfolds father, Bill Berescott, who has been a regular at Alliston since 1972, was also among the company’s employees.
Bill Berescotts son, Mark Beresco, was a co-founder of the company.
“We are heartbroken,” Bill Berecotts father, Joe Beresca, told the Associated Press.
“It’s just a terrible loss for our company and all of us.”
Mark Berescomb is survived by his wife of 22 years, Karen Berescott, and their two daughters, Tracey and Brittany.
A memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Alliston Municipal Building, located at 535 N. Main St., Alliston.