Mary Pollack, 95, of Vancouver, WA passed away at Cascade Park Care Center on Thursday, January 12. She was born in Bridgeport, CT to Matthew and Elizabeth Pollack in 1916. Mary graduated from Bridgeport Central High School in 1935. In 1942, Mary and her sister Pauline enrolled in nursing school in Norwalk, CT and they graduated with nursing degrees in 1945.
She and Pauline were invited by Dr. Waldolf Paulus and Dr. Henry Schumacher to join them in their new clinic in Turlock, presently know as Turlock Medical Clinic. Mary accepted the job in 1947, and she worked there until her retirement in 1981.
Mary and Pauline took care of each other throughout the years and went on three major vacations: Victoria, Vancouver, Canada, Hawaii and Niagara Falls. After Pauline’s death, Mary settled in Vancouver, WA in 2000. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church since she was the age of three, being a member at Slovak, Turlock and Ceres. She was active in the church and held several positions: Sabbath School Superintendant, Primary Dept. Teacher, and Home Missions Secretary.
Mary is survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Matthew and Elizabeth Pollack; siblings Anne Cameron, Emily Irene Kochevar, Pauline Pollack and Frank Pollack.
Arrangements are entrusted to Allen Mortuary. A graveside service will be at Turlock Memorial Park on Friday, January 20 at 2:00 p.m. A celebration of life will be held at Ceres Seventh-day Adventist on Saturday, January 21 at 3:00 pm.
Please share your memories at www.allenmortuary.com.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012