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Erwin Poklacki


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Erwin Poklacki Obituary
We remember Erwin Sigmund Poklacki, 82, who passed away Friday, March 28 after a prolonged battle with cancer. His greatest pleasure was to see his children grow into adulthood, and to welcome all his grandchildren into his family with love. Born April 13, 1931 in Chicago, Erwin is survived by his brother, Richard, former wife Carol (Stefanowski), four children, Ellen Bushman, Julie Kory, Christopher and Gregory and 6 grandchildren. Erwin joins his fiancé Mary Francis Simonsen who passed in 2012. Erwin was a 1949 graduate of St. Ignatius H.S. in Chicago. After service in the US Army, Erwin received his BS in 1957 from Loyola University in Chicago, then went on to earn his PhD in Organic Chemistry in 1961 from Northwestern University in Evanston IL. Erwin had a productive career as a research scientist, earning several patents for his work before retiring in 1994. He devoted much time to volunteering by caring for the elderly, which continued when he moved from Arlington Heights, IL, to Lecanto FL to enjoy golfing and the weather. A memorial will be held in June for family and close friends.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from Apr. 5 to Apr. 6, 2014
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