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November 21, 2012
Dear Uncle Abe,

It is hard to believe you have been gone three years

Rest well with the rest of the family
December 20, 2009
So sorry to hear of Mr. Pollin's death. He will surely be missed not only by his family and fans but also by the members of the NBA. He did so much for Washington, D. C. and was admired by many. May God bless his family and all of his fans.
December 18, 2009
May God's loving concern for bereaved ones bring you comfort at this time of loss. Psalms 146:5, 9
December 14, 2009
Mr. Pollin seemed to have been a lively and generous man. I am sure all who benefitted from his efforts are truely grateful. My thoughts are with you and your family. Please accept my condolence.
December 14, 2009
I was so sorry to read of the passing of Abe Pollin. My deepest condolences. My mother, Ethel, worked at the "Irene" for years and spoke so highly of Mr Pollin and he was truly wonderful to her. My thoughts are with the family.
December 10, 2009
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
December 10, 2009
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Deborah Harris Miller and Denise Harris
Lehew, nieces of Louise Harris, a long time employee of Mr.Pollin.
December 10, 2009

MR POLLIN MADE THE NBA WHAT IS TODAY - A CHANCE FOR MANY TO EXCEL AND TO LEARN HOW ONE CAN GIVE BACK SUCH AS MR.POLLIN AND MRS.POLLIN DID -

HE WILL BE MISSED BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

THE DON CASEY FAMILY
December 07, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
December 07, 2009
May you continue to draw comfort from friends and family as well as the God of all comfort during this most difficult time. (2Corinthians 1:3,4) Our condolences go out to the entire family.
December 05, 2009
My prayers are with the Pollin family at this sad time. Death was not for mankind, that why it's so hard to accept. But the God of all comfort will be their for you through your prayer.
December 05, 2009
I was saddened to hear about the passing of Abe Pollin. I first met both Abe and Irene in 2002 at the first Pollin Prize in Pediatric Research, at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. It was there that I learned about their amazing philanthropy - by not only supporting pediatric biomedical research and public health with the annual Pollin Prize, but also by helping many charities and with what they have done to improve the lives of ordinary citizens in Washington D.C. I was especially moved when Dr. Herbert Pardes told the first Pollin Prize audience how Abe changed the name of his NBA team the Washington Bullets to the Washington Wizards, a less offensive name. Wow.

It was an honor to have met Abe and see him and Irene in action in New York City a few times: because, as a former videographer at Columbia University Medical Center, I also had the privilege to cover the first six Pollin Prize award ceremonies - a few of which Abe attended before he became ill.
December 04, 2009
It was sad to hear of Mr. Pollin's death. We long for the day when there will be no more sickness and death. My sympathies go out for the Pollin family & friends.
December 04, 2009
May the peace that excels all thought guard your thoughts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus. Phil.4:7.
December 04, 2009
I was a teenager in the mid seventies and went to many a Bullets games, including the 78 championship season.The memories I have of the Capital Center and Mr. Pollin have stayed with me throughout my life time I'm truley sorry for your loss. Professional sports today needs more owners like Mr. Pollin.
December 03, 2009
Many in Washington will long remember this man. He did a lot for the city. It was a real joy following the basketball team when he had Wes Unseld, Elvin Hayes, Phil Chenier and others playing on that team. He did so much over the years for Washington and did much of it with his own financing. May god watch over him now and take care of him.
December 03, 2009
so sorry, heaven next stop
PAUL KLATSKY
December 03, 2009
December 03, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
December 03, 2009
To Abe's family,

What a great man!

My condolences.
December 03, 2009
To the family of Abe Pollin,
My condolences.
I grew up having a blast watching Gus Johnson, Earl Monroe, Wes Unseld, Phil Chenier, Elvin Hayes. Thanks for the memories! I am happy to read that he was an owner that paid for his arenas himself, without asking the taxpayers to do so or threaten to move the team.
December 02, 2009
I am so sorry for your loss.
December 02, 2009
The Pollin Family,
I am so sorry to hear about Mr.Pollin pass on wow he was an amazing man who worked very hard to get where he was. Even though it was his time to go he will always be in your hearts.Through the weeks months and years know that i will be praying for you all
God Bless
December 01, 2009
My sympathy to your family. I have truly enjoyed the honor of working for such an honorable man. Condolences from Diane Monroe.
December 01, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
December 01, 2009
Thank you for making our city a real city, not just monuments. Our family will continue to reap the benefits of your work in DC for many years.
December 01, 2009
Our sympathy to your family - so many many years have passed, but we remember Mr. Pollin fondly. He was a nice and kind man. We want you to know that we also remember Linda so clearly from those early days on Goldsboro. We offer our condolences to you Mrs. Pollin, Bobby and Jimmy. Former Neighbors, The Smith Family
November 30, 2009
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
November 30, 2009
I sincerely offer my condolence although nobody denies the certainty of death it can be real comfort in knowing that such a good man as Abe will be in God menory. (Psalms 135:13
November 30, 2009
I sincerely offer my condolence although nobody denies the certainty of death it can be real comfort in knowing that such a good man as Abe will be in God menory. (Psalms 135:13
November 30, 2009
I sincerely offer my condolence although nobody denies the certainty of death it can be real comfort in knowing that such a good man as Abe will be in God menory. (Psalms 135:13
November 30, 2009
From the time I was a little girl I would see pictures in the scrapbook of Abe & Irene with my parents, Ann & Al Grozbean in Atlantic City. I even found a check that my grandfather wrote to Morris Pollin for his monthly rent. I had occasion to see Abe when I attended basketball games with my late husband, the announcer for the then Bullets, Marv Brooks. I can even still remember the hug he gave me at the airport after the Bullets won the NBA Championship. So on behalf of my family, please accept our condolences on the loss of your husband and father. May he rest in peace.
November 30, 2009
condolences to the familly, may your warmest memories give you comfort.
November 30, 2009
Please be comforted by our prayers for your family, also know that, God is “near to those that are broken at heart, and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.” (Psalm 34: 18).
November 29, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
November 29, 2009
May the family and friends affected by this loss "throw their burdens upon him (God) because he cares for YOU" [1 Peter 5:7] during this troubling season.
November 29, 2009
MAY YOU FIND COMFORT IN KNOWING YOU HAVE THE SUPPORT OF SO MANY IN UNITED PRAYERS FOR YOU.
November 29, 2009
I AM SO VERY SORRY TO HERE ABOUT THE DEATH IN YOUR FAMILY YOUR FAMILY ARE IN MY PRAYERS AT THIS TIME OF NEED
November 29, 2009
To a great man -- rest in peace.
November 28, 2009
Thank you Mr. Pollin for bringing the wonderful sport of hockey to this area and believing. I am sad you didn't get to see Lord Stanley's Cup hoisted up, but know that you touched so many lives in this area. My sincere condolences to your family.
November 28, 2009
My condolences to your family. May God grant you the peace that excels all thoughts (Philip. 4:7). You are in my prayers.
November 28, 2009
My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. As an employee of Washington Sports and Entertainment, I feel as though I am a part of Mr. Pollin's extended family. He was one of the most generous persons that I have known to work for. He will be missed.
November 28, 2009
Our sincerest sympathy to the family of Abe Pollin. He was a passionate, giving person who tried to do right for the people of his hometown. May his efforts and legacy not be forgotten with gratitude and kindness. Sorry for the pain he suffered with his declining health. May you find comfort and peace in your loving memories.
November 28, 2009
An amazing story. I didn't know he was the one that sat Michael Jordan's behind down when he started acting up off court. Wow!

He had a backbone! That's a rare condition in these days and times too. My hope and prayer is that he'll hear the words "WELL DONE, thy good and faithful servant . . ." when he stands before the throne of God.
November 28, 2009
I really appreciate the kind gestures Mr Pollin made in giving back to the city he supported. Using his means to create and keep sports entertainment centers alive. He will be remembered for his loyalty and support. I love the stand he took on being good role models.

May comfort be upon the family and friends of Mr Pollin, to know that soon the Almighty God will make his dream come true in the near future.

"And no resident will say: "I am sick." - Isaiah 33:24
November 28, 2009
We are saddened by your dear loss. May the memories of Mr. Pollen, his generosity and commitments and love for his teams bring you comfort. And may "the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort," ease the pain of your grief.
November 28, 2009
Daniel 12:2-"And there will be many of those asleep in the ground of dust who will wake up, these to indefinitely lasting life."

Soon your loved ones will be resurrected to live forever on a new paradise earth where death will be no more.
What a beautiful day to look forward to!
November 27, 2009
Gilbert Arenas Grandfather sending his
condolences to the Pollin family.

Hipolito Arenas Tampa Fla,
November 27, 2009
I'm an average Washingtonian who celebrates the many things Abe Pollin did for our city. He was an astounding talent whose vision has enriched DC and changed the fortunes of its citizens. We appreciate what he did from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
November 27, 2009
I would like to offer my heartfelt condolences for the recent lost of Mr. Polin to the family. I recently lost a family memeber, he being sickly and elderly, but regardless of how sick and the age, the pain and sadness remains the same. I was personally comforted by the realization of the resurecction hope that is promise in Acts 17:31. God furnished us a guarantee to all mankind in that he resurrected his son from the dead. With such a wonderful prospect for the return of the dead, the Bible speaks comfortingly how they will return to a cleansed earth, a new world of God's making, to be rejoined with loved ones. Once again, I offer my sincere condolences and the family is in my prayer.
November 27, 2009
My thoughts, prayers, and thank you's to Mr. Pollin's family for sharing this great humanitarian with us. I live in Washington, DC and I am very proud of Mr. Pollin decisions years ago to bring his two sport teams to DC from the outskrits and revitalize an area that was in horroable conditions. That area(Chinatown) has become the template for other areas in DC to achieve. Mr. Pollin and his bride of many years have always gave back to the community from their hearts. May God's arms be around the Pollin family during this time of loss. Thank you, Mr. Abe Pollin.
November 27, 2009
Mr. Pollin was a first class business person, a fine sportsman and a great contributor to the Washington, DC community. I will always remember him with admiration and respect for developing the downtown arena that anchored the revitalization of Washington's East End, and for his many contributions in the areas of business philanthropy and affordable housing.

There are few who are as privileged as Mr. Pollin and far fewer who use their resources and live their lives so well. Mr. Pollin will be missed.

My most sincere condolences to the Pollin family, with humble thanks for their many contributions to the Washington, DC community.
November 27, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
November 27, 2009
It was a privilege and an honor to have been a witness to many of Mr. Pollin's numerous generous gestures of caring kindness. The Washington Region and the world has loss a great man who lifted up so many. May the memories of his goodness comfort his family and friends at this sad time.
November 27, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
November 27, 2009
My condolences to the family and may the God of all comfort and peace grant
you this in your time of loss (2Cor 1:3,4)
November 26, 2009
I remember years ago when Mr Pollin constructed The Linda Pollin Apartment complex in SE D,C. in memory of his daughter. He has always been a quiet,very caring person whose actions spoke volumes of love for humanity. God has another Angel in heaven.
November 26, 2009
Our deepest condolences are offered to Mr. Pollin's family and friends. May you be comforted by your precious memories and the Bible's promise, "that God will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and death will be no more, neither mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore..."
November 26, 2009
Abe was a legendary personality in his philanthropy and is well known for being a Mensch. May his legacy be that he lived a worthy life.

May his family always treasure his way of life which truly is the measure of a man.

Perry Green
Anchorage Ak.
November 26, 2009
To the Pollin family,
I would first like to express my deepest condolences over the great loss you have suffered. Yet please remember the words that the wise man Job uttered." If an able-bodies man dies can he live again?...You will call and I will answer. For the works of your hands you will have a yearning(Job 14:14,15) Yes one day in the near future Mr. Pollin can live again.
November 26, 2009
Pollin Family:

During these times it is especially important to draw close to God thru prayer. It is also a time to reflect on the promises that he has given us thru his word the Bible concerning the hope of seeing our love ones again. I hope that you find comfort in reading these scriptures: John 5:28, 29, Acts 24:15 and Revelation 21:4. My prayers are with your family.
November 26, 2009
None of us can outrun death or fight it off. Death has claim many of our dear ones including Abe, but our Heavenly Father promises to destroy this enemy,death, once and for all.(1 Corinthians 15:26) Have comfort in these scriptures Ecclesiates 9:5,6,10
November 26, 2009
To the Pollin family;

My sincerest condolences for your loss. It was a pleasure going to the Verizon Center to watch the Wizards. It was also a pleasure meeting Mr. Pollin whenever he was at the Verizon Center he would shake your hand and mingle before going to his box.
Go Wizards and bring this city a championship in honor of your loyal owner !!!!!
November 26, 2009
To a man who was not selfish to bring a ice hockey team to the nation's capital...WASHINGTON CAPITALS NHL TEAM
bought us good names to the sport like Rod Langway,Mike Gartner,etc..I enjoy all the teams at Capital Center in Largo,MD... Also they should make a salute in his memory in the near future
November 26, 2009
Thanks Abe Pollin for your contributions to the NBA. Rest in peace and God Bless.
November 26, 2009
To the the family of Abe Pollin - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow,I know that Abe will be missed by many.
November 25, 2009
David and I are looking forward to the Wizards and Warlocks homecoming.
R.I.P. Abe
XOXO,
Patty
November 25, 2009
Patricia and I always admired your style and cut of cloth.
R.I.P. Abe
November 25, 2009
Thanks for bringing us the Bullets/Wizards, Capitals, the Capital Center and the Verizon Center as well as revitalizing a poor part of the city.
November 25, 2009
What a fine man! What a gracious and unselfish man! Our loss and Heaven's gain. VA
November 25, 2009
What a nice man Mr. Pollin always seemed to be. He did so much to spread good will throughout the D.C. metro area. I'm so sorry for your loss.
November 25, 2009
November 25, 2009
Our deepest sympathy to Your wife and family. You will be miss for the great things you did to help others. We know God is well please. Our loss is God gain.
November 25, 2009
To the Polin family

Our deepest sympathy on the passing
of a wonderful and special man.

In a world of so much greed and arrogance, Abe stood out as a shining
example of a man who cared about people
and his community.

We will all miss him.
November 25, 2009
My deepest sympathy to the family of a very special man who gave so much to his community and his extended family. I have felt I have known him personally just from all the wonderful stories I have heard from a long time employee and his wife. Godspeed.
November 25, 2009
To the pollin family,
My deepest condolences for the
entire family. "As the last enemy,
death is to be brought to nothing."
November 25, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the words in Isaiah 26:19 be of comfort to you.
November 25, 2009
I WISH TO THANK THE FAMILY OF MR. POLLIN FOR SHARING HIM WITH US -THE SPORTS FANS OF WASHINGTON D.C. AND SURROUNDING AREA. MR.POLLIN WAS A GENTLEMAN AND A PERSON OF GREAT KNOWLEDGE WHEN IT CAME TO SPORTS AND THE LITTLE GUY. HE NEVER GAVE UP ON WANTING EVERYONE TO ENJOY THEIR LEISURE TIME IN HIS ARENAS.
WE WILL MISS YOU ABE-THANK YOU FOR CARING FOR US ALL THESE YEARS.
DIANE CARROLL/MANASSAS,VA.
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