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ERIC POLCHIN, 42, OF EAST VINCENT Eric R. Polchin, 42, husband of Vanessa (VanLoan) Polchin, died Monday in King of Prussia. Eric was born in Hazelton, PA, to the late Joseph Polchin, and to Catherine (Brennan) Polchin Mattie. He was a 1989 graduate of Hazelton High School. He was a member of the basketball team. He later graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a Bachelor of Science Degree. Eric was a medical salesperson for EMPI. A member of The Spring City Fellowship Church, Eric enjoyed playing basketball with his son and assisted with the Coventry Soccer League as a coach. He was a family man, devoted, kind and caring. He loved his family, friends and dogs. Eric is survived by his wife, Vanessa; his mother, Cathy (Brennan) Polchin Mattie; stepfather, John Mattie; his son, Ethan Polchin; sisters, Maureen Malloy of Royersford and Cathy Fornatero of Hazelton, and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by a brother, Joseph Polchin. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial service on Tuesday, April 30, at 7 p.m., at The Spring City Fellowship Church, Glass Alley and Queen Street, Spring City, PA, with The Reverend John Shantz officiating. Visitation will be from 5:30-7 p.m. A memorial mass will be celebrated on Saturday, May 11, at St. Gabriel's Church, 122 Wyoming St., Hazelton. Internment will be held at the Holy Trinity Church Cemetery, Hazelton. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made in his memory to Eric R. Polchin Memorial Fund at The Citadel Bank, 558 Kimberton Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460. The Shalkop Grace & Strunk Funeral Home is handling arrangements; you may pay on line tributes at www.sgsfuneralhome.com

Published in The Mercury on Apr. 26, 2013
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