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Robert William Pollyea

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September 15, 1931 - March 15, 2014 Robert (Bob) Pollyea, 82, died in Los Angeles. He was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard and attended USC on the GI Bill. Bob started teaching and counseling in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in 1957. He accepted Administrative Counseling positions at several LAUSD high schools in 1962. He was promoted to Supervisor of Secondary Counseling in 1968. Bob left LAUSD and joined the Psychology and Counseling Departments at Los Angeles City College (LACC) in 1971 and later established its Counselor Aide Program. Bob was recognized by the California State Counseling and Guidance Association in 1975 as "The Outstanding Counselor in the State of California" for his achievements in Para-Professional Counseling. He became Assistant Dean of Students in 1976 at LACC and retired from LACC in 1992. Bob was married to his wife Sharlene, Professor Emeritus, Computer Applications and Office Technology Dept., Los Angeles Valley College. In addition to Sharlene, his wife of 56 1/2 years, he is survived by his daughters, Lynn (Charlie) Alexander, Jeanne Pollyea (Arnie Pearlman), and three grandchildren, Danielle, Michael, and Sam Alexander. Funeral service will be held at Hillside Memorial Park on Tuesday March 18 at 1:00 pm. Contributions may be made to the Bob Pollyea Human Services Scholarship Fund, Los Angeles City College Foundation, 855 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029, Phone 323-953-4011.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Mar. 18, 2014
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