Kenneth A. Polokoff

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POLOKOFF--Kenneth A., 60 of Boca Raton, FL passed away August 31st. Born October 19, 1947 in Brooklyn, NY he graduated Midwood HS and Brooklyn College with a BA degree in Economics. He attended Baruch College from 69-74 completing 30 credits towards his MBA. Ken had over a 40 year career on Wall Street as a Corporate Bonds Trader and Sr. Vice President of Corporate Bonds. Ken had many interests in the Arts and Theatre, Social Outreach, Public Education and Sports. He was on the Board of Directors for the Arts and Business Council of NYC, National Improvisational Theatre, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, Vineyard Theatre (New York) Actor's Theatre of Nantucket and Central Unitarian Church. He was also a member of the UU All Souls Fellowship, NYC, UU Church of the Palisades, Englewood, NJ and the UU fellowship of Boca Raton, FL. In 1968 Ken married Patricia Polokoff, Pine Bush, NY and had two daughters, Penny Polokoff-Zakarin, Boynton Beach, FL and Joely Polokoff, Sebring, FL and two stepsons, Glen Polokoff, Otisville, NY and Stuart Polokoff, East Rockaway, NY. In 1988 he married Karen Topol of Boca Raton, FL and raised his son, Dylan Topol, Boca Raton, FL and daughter, Virginia Lockwood Zisa, Lagrangeville, NY. Ken had six grandchildren. Ken was an avid golfer and enjoyed Pilates with his partner, Bryna Cain, Boca Raton, FL. Ken is survived by his mother Mildred Polokoff, Brooklyn, NY, two nieces, Cheryl and Beth Spinner, New York, NY, an Aunt and many cousins. Ken was predeceased by his father, Jack Polokoff, stepmother, Sylvia Polokoff, Brooklyn, NY, and sister, Nancy Spinner, New Brunswick, NJ. Two memorial services will be held for Ken; Sunday, October 19th 4:30pm --Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Boca Raton, FL. Tuesday, October 21st 6:00pm --Unitarian Universalist All Souls Fellowship of NYC. Ken was an organ donor and requested to be cremated. Ken's family requests that in lieu of flowers, please honor his memory by making a contribution to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation; www.bafound.org. An endowment fund will be started in his name. For further information, please contact Joely Polokoff at bigsmile@pipeline.com or 516996-2666.
Published in The New York Times on Oct. 12, 2008
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