Paul Thomas Pollard, 71, of Lyndonville NY, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 with his loving family by his side, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Paul was born on February 22, 1947 in Rochester, NY son of the late Henry G. and Joy M. Pollard. Paul was raised in Medina, where he graduated high school Class of 1965. He attended Parsons College in Fairfield, IA. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in History. He then went on to serve in the United States Army National Guard and worked alongside his family at Grant Pollard Insurance in Medina until his retirement in 2002. Following retirement, Paul fulfilled a lifelong dream of becoming a historical curator on his beloved Jekyll Island in Georgia where he wintered on the island for many years with his loving wife and faithful companion dog, Sadie Grace. In his spare time Paul enjoyed kayaking, camping, cross-country skiing, hiking and golfing. He also enjoyed researching his family history which included both the English and American roots. Paul loved old cars, walks on the beach and spending time with his grandchildren. He felt he had experienced all of the things he ever wanted to do in his lifetime. Paul was involved in many organizations within the community. From an early age he was a member of the Boy Scouts of America, achieving the highest rank of Eagle Scout. He was also a member of the Lyndonville Presbyterian Church, serving as a Deacon and Elder, a member of the Lyndonville Lions Club serving as a Chairman of the Lyndonville Fourth of July parade for many years and a member of the Friends of Historic Jekyll Island. Paul was a key person in the renovations and restorations of several historic structures there.
Paul is survived by his wife Jean of 48 years, 4 daughters, Alison (Philip) Boseck, Libby (Joel) Woodroe, Megan (Scott) Szalay and Hannah Pollard; nine grandchildren, Tyler, Andrew, Brandon, Ashley, Hayden, Gavin, Jamie, Luke, and Abigail; three siblings Sarah (Craig) Lacy, Timothy (Karen) Pollard and Amanda Pollard; several nieces and nephews and several close cousins. Those who knew Paul understood his dedication and love for his family’s well-being and happiness.
Friends and family may call from 3-7pm on Friday, January 11th, 2019 at Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl Street, Medina NY 14103. Funeral services will be held at the Lyndonville Presbyterian Church on Saturday, January 12th, 2019 at 1:00 pm.
Memorials may be made in Paul’s name to Hospice of Orleans County, PO Box 489, 14080 Rte. 31, Albion NY 14411, the Lyndonville Fire Department, 148 N. Main St. Lyndonville NY 14098, the Lyndonville Lions Club 4th of July Fund, PO Box 371 Lyndonville NY 14098 or to Friends of Historical Jekyll Island Foundation, 100 Stable Rd Box 13031, Jekyll Island, GA 31527.