Stephen Pollack, 88, a resident of the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center, died Tuesday after a brief illness.
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Born June 28, 1925, in the Felts Patch section of Taylor, son of the late George and Mary Dankulich Gaidula Pollack, he proudly served our country during World War II with the Navy. Steve was a parishioner of Divine Mercy Parish, Taylor Lions Club, VFW and American Legion Post 306, Taylor. Before retirement, he was a supervisor at Brooks Manufacturing, Old Forge, and Hygrade Pants Factory, Taylor. After retirement, he was called upon as a consultant for a garment factory starting up in Georgia. He also worked for Wal-Mart as a greeter, a job he was well-suited for as he loved people and always had a smile for everyone. Steve was a master carpenter throughout his career and after retirement. He loved building, remodeling and cabinet-making. He was an avid camper and traveled to both Lake Moc-a-Tek and Florida with his best friend, Rose, who preceded him in death in 2011. He was a true outdoorsman and loved to fish and hunt.
Surviving are a son, Stephen, Houston, Texas; a daughter, Ann Eltringham and husband, Frank, Coopersburg; three stepsons, Dr. David Lorenzetti and wife, Bonnie, Nicholson; Mark Lorenzetti and wife, Gleniss, Pavilion, N.Y.; and Kevin Lorenzetti and wife, Susan, Scott Twp.; and numerous nieces and nephews, among them his caregivers, John Gaidula Jr. and Karen Nebesky.
He was also preceded in death by six sisters, Anna Pastor, Mary Zarpolie, Susan Zigmont, Elizabeth Barkiewicz, Irene Emiliani and Margaret Moroschak; and four brothers, John Gaidula, Sr., Michael Gaydula, Joseph Gaidula and Andrew Pollack.
The funeral will be Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Semian Funeral Home, 704 Union St., Taylor. Interment with military honors will follow in St. Mary's Byzantine Cemetery, Taylor.
Friends may call Friday, 5 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Gino J. Merli Veterans Center Activities Fund, 400 Penn Ave., Scranton, 18509. To share memories or to send online condolences, visit www.semi ancares.com.
Semian Funeral Home
704 Union St
Taylor, PA 18517
Published in Scranton Times on Dec. 5, 2013