“Dear Mrs. Pollak--
Our deepest condolences to you and your family... What a valued and distinguished life you both have had. You may recall two things-- that Judge Pollak married me and my wife almost exactly 29 years ago; Joanne is next to me on the couch now, as we await our daughter's return from a rowing regatta; and you were instrumental-- as Penn's post-bacc director-- in my own 25 year career in cardiology. Our very best wishes to you and your family. John and Joanne Rudoff
“Dear Mrs. Pollak--
“It's rare to find true greatness. Judge Pollak was one of the greatest jurists—and people-- of our time.
I first met Lou Pollak when I was 7 years old and I stumbled into his back yard, where he was playing with his young daughter Susie. He spoke to me quietly and sincerely and patiently, ignoring my pronounced lisp and cutting through my shyness. He introduced me to his dog, his daughters, and his always witty wife, Kathy. He was the most generous and considerate of...
“To Katherine, and Louis's entire family.Louis was beyond genius.Remembering a hot day in Atlanta with Abernathy Andy , ,MLKSr.Louis Reese , personal confident of MLKSr. And Twitty .What a eventful ride to the airport .
Profound Sincere Condolences .
Congressional Black Caucus
BOB STOKES 33*
THE MOTHER LODGE
LONDON U K
“Dear Ms. Pollak and Family - I extend my condolences on your loss. Judge Pollak was Dean of Penn Law School when I graduated in 1976. I interviewed him for the Law School newsletter shortly after he became Dean. I had also met him at Yale while I was an undergraduate, during his term as Dean of the Yale Law School. I still remember that meeting. I was a member of Davenport College, where he was a fellow. One winter morning I was having breakfast with another student. The dining hall...
“To Mrs. Pollak, Sally, Debbie, et al:
Please accept my condolences on the passing of your husband and father. I'm sure he is missed, not only by you, but by many whose lives he touched.
Having spent a little time in your household, I can't say as if I ever heard Judge Pollak speak more than twenty words. I remember him always with a modest smile.
On one or two occasions at dinner he ate quietly. And with his eyes sparkling he appeared to enjoy the colorful...
“To the the family of Louis Pollak - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
“With deepest sympathy to the Pollak family during your time of grief...Psalm 46:1...God is for us a refuge and strength, A help that is readily to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.
“With affection and gratitude, from a former student, Yale Law School class of 1970:
May the Source of Peace send peace to all who mourn and comfort to all who are bereaved.
Louis Pollak passed away. Obit is featured in Legacy.