Joy Mary (Matthews) Pollard, 92, of Medina, NY and of Fort. Myers, Florida, passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Buffalo, NY with her loving family at her side.
She was born on April 4, 1926 in Nelson, England, the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Lord) Matthews.
Joy married US Army Captain Henry G. Pollard on May 4, 1946. They were married for 61 years until the death of her husband. She came to this country as an English War Bride and resided in West Winfield, NY due to a post war housing shortage. She lived in the Pollard family home with her new husband and his family. Henry and Joy moved to Medina with their three children in 1956 when her husband took a job with Arthur W. Grant Insurance Agency, which later became the long-time established business in Medina known as Grant Pollard Insurance Agency. Joy was a member of several social organizations and an active and dedicated member of the First Presbyterian Church of Medina, where she served as a Deacon and an Elder. She spent the winters in her Florida home in Fort Myers at McGregor Woods, which was a truly special place to her.
She is survived by her children Paul (Norma Jean) Pollard of Lyndonville, NY, Sarah (Craig) Lacy, Timothy (Karen) Pollard, and Amanda Pollard, all of Medina NY.
She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, Alison (Phil) Boseck, Libby (Joel) Woodroe, Megan (Scott) Szalay, Hannah Pollard, Benjamin (Rebecca) Lacy, Joshua (Jacquelyn) Lacy, Nicholas Lacy, Noah (Jessie) Lacy, Katherine (Steve) Szczubelek, Maggie (Matthew) Schreck, Patrick Pollard, Emily (Ronald) Litz, Alexandra Joy (Matthew) Williams, Mallory (Chris) Marshall, and 24 great grandchildren and her faithful companion Lulu.
Friends and relatives may be received at calling hours on Friday, July 27, 2018 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at the Bogan and Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl Street, Medina NY 14103. A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 3 pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Medina, 522 Main St, Medina NY 14103 with Pastor William Wilkinson officiating. Burial will be private for the family.
Memorials may be made in Joy’s name to the First Presbyterian Church of Medina or to the Medina Sandstone Society, PO Box 25, Medina NY.