Daniel Heath Pollack
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Daniel H.Pollack 1980-2011 In Loving Memory Daniel Heath Pollack died on September 11, 2011 as a result of a tragic hit and run car accident. He was born in San Jose, California on March 24, 1980. His life stood out in his short 31 years as a symbol of greatness. Loved and highly respected among the business community, friends, and peers, he will be remembered most for his infectious smile, love of life, and gentle spirit. His passing will affect every person who had contact with him in every aspect of his life. Daniel's many accomplishments in life stretched far beyond that of a normal young adult. He was a determined and brilliant young man who pushed himself in life and believed every dream was obtainable if you wanted it bad enough. That being a legacy he will now pass down in the hearts of his family and friends. Daniel graduated from Gilbert High School in 1998.He participated in the Marching Band playing drums and won the coveted John Phillips Sous a Award in 1998, some 25 years after his Father Michael won the same award at Lincoln High School in San Jose, California. Daniel was also a fierce competitor at Gilbert High in DECA, which is a competitive business course in business management. Daniel began his real estate career at Marcus& Millichap, where he worked during his collegiate academic pursuits in the research department. In 2002 Daniel after many years of preparing himself honored the Pollack family once more by stepping into the family business to work beside his father, Michael who he loved and admired so very much. Daniel served as Vice President of Michael A. Pollack Real Estate Investments and MAP International Management Inc. in charge of leasing,management, and acquisitions. Daniel's leadership also helped to bring Pollack Investments the distinguished "Best Retail Owner/Operator" from Ranking Arizona Magazine, 2005 to 2011. Daniel graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2002 with two bachelor's degrees from Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business, one in real estate and one in business management. Daniel was pursuing a Master's Degree in Business Administration at the time of his untimely death and would have received his degree in the spring of 2012. He also attended the Real Estate Management Program:Developing Effective Leaders, at Harvard Business School in 2008. Daniel was listed in Arizona Real Estate Magazine's, "Top People to know in Commercial Real Estate" for 2009, 2010 & 2011. He was a founding committee member of the International Council of Shopping Centers' Next Generation Division. Never a follower always a leader Daniel was instrumental in creating a community for new commercial real estate professionals to become acquainted with one another. As a member of the Urban Land Institute's Smart Growth Committee, Daniel was part of a diverse team of professionals charged with awarding the prestigious Smart Growth Award. Following in his family's philanthropic footsteps Daniel gave his time and talents to work with the Maricopa Justice Courts as a Mediator, and serving as a board member with the Jewish Community Foundation. His love of life brought him to travel to the far ends of the world.Never missing an opportunity to see the world and experience something new. Daniel traveled with open spirit enjoying each and every adventure in his life. Daniel, is the Great Grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Sidney J. Gambord of San Jose, CA. the son of the late Judy Jurman Omens of CA. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael A. Pollack of Chandler AZ. Grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Pollack of Saratoga, CA. and Mr. and Mrs. Ruben Jurman of Los Gatos, CA. He is also survived by his brothers: Robert and Nickolas Pollack, sister Jamie Omens, Aunts Sherri Pollack, Patti Pollack and Tamara Misle and Uncles Howard Misle and David Jurman. Cousins Blake Eshkar, Ashley Diamond, Tyler Diamond, Mandy Misle, Eva Misle, Sadie Misle, Jason Jurman, Jeffery Jurman. Sinai Mortuary of Arizona is handling funeral arraignments.Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, September 16, 2011 at the Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave in Chandler AZ. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to the Memorial foundation set up to honor Daniel's memory and continue to give to the charities close to Daniel's heart.You can send donations to: Daniel H. Pollack Memorial Foundation c/o Pollack Real Estate Investments 1136 W. Baseline Rd Mesa Az. 85210

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Published in The Arizona Republic on Sep. 16, 2011.
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October 2, 2011
Our sincerely condolenses go out to the Pollack family. We just learned of Daniel Pollack's death as we have not been up to date on the news etc. We had the pleasure of meeting him when he leased us the current office space for our businesss. Our prayers go out to his family and friends who are mourning his death.
Mr/Mrs. Hendrix
September 25, 2011
The board of directors and members of the Coin Operated Collectors Association wish to express their deepest sympathies to the Pollack family at the loss of Daniel. Your family is a vital part of our club and we want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss.
Erick Johnson
September 19, 2011
Daniel ~
There are so many things that I miss about you but the one thing I miss the most is hearing you say "Good Morning Tara" in your happy outgoing voice. You would say this to me everyday - even if it was 1:00 in the afternoon because that was the first time you saw me that day. I would always answer back with a "Good Morning Daniel" but never as happy sounding as you. Your smile and your laughter were so infectious! I promise you that everyone here at Pollack Investments will try to be just as happy as you always were. May you rest in peace Daniel! We miss you so every much already!
Tara Jagger
September 19, 2011
I had the pleasure of meeting all of the family when I lived in AZ. One of the nicest families I have ever met.My heart ways heavy this tragedy has happened.I pray for your family at this time of a great loss. Your son was an exceptional man and will be remembered as a generous caring loving person that touched many people.
brenda shiro
September 18, 2011
Although we only know of your family because of your service to the community in so many ways, we truly send our condolences and our prayers for courage and comfort in these difficult times. Be assured of our our continued prayers that God may give you wisdom and His guidance. Daniel will be with you in his beautiful spirit. May God bless you.
Pat & Chris Doran
September 17, 2011
My husband and I were shocked by the terrible news about Daniel's death. He helped us during the last two years with our office space and recently renewed lease with him.
We both agreed that Daniel was an excellent person, so respectful and bright.
His death at his short age was not fair.
God bless Daniel and his family.
Lidia & Antonio Tagliarini
September 16, 2011
My heart broke when I heard the news of Daniels death. For a long time he was my friend and confidant, and I will miss him everyday. He will be loved forever.
Lynn Daniels
September 16, 2011
Michael and family, I am sorry to hear of the loss of your son Daniel. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Jodie Novak
September 16, 2011
Although I never met Daniel, I have read the accolades bestowed upon him from so many who were fortunate enough to have known him. I believe he has left an indelible mark on so many lives. My deepest sympathy to the entire Pollack Family and may God watch over Daniel and bless him with peace and eternal love.
Ms. Charlie Schor
Scottsdale, Arizona
September 16, 2011
DAN WAS THE BEST FRIEND OF MY FRIEND SCOTT ALTMAN AND I KNEW HIM AS A POLITE, WELL EDUCATED HARD WORKING YOUNG MAN WHO POSSESSED MANY SKILLS AS A BUSINESS LEADER, ENJOYED LIFE TO THE FULLEST AND WAS DEVOTED TO HIS FAMILY AND DISPLAYED EXCEPTIONAL CONSIDERATION TO OTHERS LESS FORTUNATE. HE WILL BE MISSED BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN BY SO MANY AND HIS GENEROSITY WILL BENEFIT MANY FOR YEARS TO COME. GOD BLESS HIS LOVING FAMILY. Tim Jehn
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