Gerald G. “Jerry” Pollock, 69, of Hawk Run died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013 at his residence.
He was the son of the late George and Mary (Danko) Pollock born July 5, 1944 in Philipsburg.
He married the former Alice Simcox on Feb. 5, 1966 at the Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Hawk Run. She survives him at home.
He was a member of the Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Hawk Run. He was very active within his church, serving as an alter server in his youth and then as a Eucharistic Minister, usher and a reader.
He and his wife, Alice, also served the Eire Diocese for four years as a lead couple for the engagement encounter. He was a life member of the Wallaceton and Morris Township fire companies. For 53 years, he was active with Morris Township as past president, rescue chief, assistant chief and fire police captain.
He also served as a first responder and volunteered as an EMT with Philipsburg and Clearfield ambulance services. He was appointed in 1986 as volunteer deputy director of Clearfield Emergency Management, a position he held until his death. He was also emergency management director for Morris and Cooper townships.
He was a past chairman and assistant scout master for West Branch Troop #46, Boy Scouts of America. He was presented the Bucktail Council Award for his service to scouting. He also supported the West Branch school sports and band programs as an announcer for their events. He was very civic-minded and never hesitated to volunteer his time for worthwhile areas with his church, community and friends.
He’d worked for 14 years for the Marhoffer Baking Company, serving in the Clearfield area. He had also been employed with the Thompson Coal Company, Mansun Bus Company, Master Chrysler-Plymouth of Clearfield and the Fullington School Bus Co. For the past 45 years, he was probably best known as a “disc-jockey”/radio personality for radio station WPHB in Philipsburg. He was also known for creating his own special blend of classic country, 50?s and 60?s, rock ’n roll, gospel and polka music. He was a 1962 graduate of the Morris-Cooper High School.
He is survived by a son, Jerry Paul Pollock and his wife, Jill of Treasure Lake, DuBois; two brothers, Ronald Pollock and his wife, Dolores of Winburne and James Pollock of Philipsburg. He is also survived by four Godchildren; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dogs, Abby and Linus.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at the Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Hawk Run, with the Rev. Robert J. Horgas, as celebrant. Burial will be at the Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery in Hawk Run.
Friends will be received from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday at the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home in Philipsburg.
The rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to:
Clearfield County Agency on Aging, Blizzard Box Program, 103 N. Front St., Clearfield, PA 16830 or to the Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 22 St. Agnes Dr., Morrisdale, PA 16858.
Friends may sign the guestbook at: beezerheathfh.com.