Obituary of Thomas A. Pollock
Thomas Archie Pollock, passed peacefully at home with family by his side on October 6th, 2016 at age 90 following a long and wonderful life. Predeceased by son Thomas Radford Pollock, brothers Robert and Donald Pollock; son-in-law Greg Thomas. Tom is survived by his devoted wife of 68 years, Nancy (Agnes) Pollock; brother, Archie Pollock; children Mary Pollock (Thomas), Doug & Karla Pollock, Susan & Earl Sanders, John Pollock & Julie Goff; Craig & Jennie Mac Donald; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
During WWII he served in the Navy on Patrol Craft 479 in the Pacific and was decorated for his service. Tom had a lifelong dedication to the Navy and public service to his community. He was active as a leader in the Sea Scouts in the 1960's, a former VFW Commander. He served on the Saratoga National Cemetery Color Guard, was a member of the Patrol Craft Sailor's Association, volunteer on the USS Slater restoration team, member of the New York Navy Militia following 9/11, a lifelong Mason, and Shenenedehowa United Methodist Church member for almost 50 years.
Above all, Tom will be remembered for his dedication to and endless love for his wife. Their love served as a role model for all their children, grand-children, and numerous others in their church community. Tom would always say "the secret to a long marriage is holding hands."
Calling Hours will be held on Monday from 4PM – 7PM at the Gordon C. Emerick Emerick Funeral Home 1550 Rt. 9 Clifton Park.
Funeral service will be held at 10AM on Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 at Shenenedehowa United Methodist Church, 971 NY-146, Clifton Park, NY. Interment to follow at the Saratoga National Cemetery.
Memorial Donations may be made to the Shenenedehowa United Methodist Church fund for Web Broadcasting and The Community Hospice, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
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