Edward Paul Polack, of Kent, Ohio, passed away on April 22, 2019 at the age of 89.
Ed is survived by his wife Eleanor, of Kent; sister, Helen Simko, of Barberton, OH; children Denise Sarfehjoo (Mohammad), of Cleveland, NM, Edward, of Atwater, OH, Hugh, of Mogadore, OH, Kathryn Hoffman, of Canal Fulton, OH, Sandra Osdyke, of Ravenna, OH, Kenneth (Beverly), of Rootstown, OH, and Howard (Melanie), of Medina, OH. He is preceded in death by wife Gretta, brothers Andrew and Joseph, and grandson Jim.
Ed was born on April 18, 1930 in Youngstown, OH to Andrew and Pearl Polack, and grew up in Rootstown, OH. He married Gretta Laubert of Cuyahoga Falls, OH, whom he met at a dance hall, in 1950. They moved shortly after to Oklahoma, where Ed served in the U.S. Army at Ft. Sill. Together the couple welcomed seven children into their Rootstown home. Ed was a generous individual who enjoyed his 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren every chance he could. He was an avid euchre player with a talent for dancing, gardening, and ice carving.
Calling hours will be Thursday, April 25th, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home, 628 W Main St, Kent, OH. A funeral is scheduled for Friday, April 26th, 10:00AM, at the University Parish Newman Center, 1424 Horning Road, Kent, OH, with internment at Grandview Memorial Park in Ravenna.
All are welcome to attend and celebrate Ed's life. Services in care of Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory, 628 West Main Street, Kent, OH 44240.
APR 25. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory
628 W Main Street
APR 26. 10:00 AM
University Parish Newman Center
1424 Horning Road
Kent, OH, 44240