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Git Polin


1918 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Git Polin Obituary
January 20, 1918 - January 10, 2017 Git was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the youngest of the four children of Louis Jacob "LJ" and Sarah Volk, who had emigrated from Lithuania.  Git passed away peacefully at her home, with family beside her.   Git moved with her family to Los Angeles in the 1930s.  She graduated from UCLA, married Martin Perlman and became mother to their son Barry.  She and her second husband, Milton Luboviski, owned the Larry Edmonds Bookshop, which moved to Hollywood Blvd in the 1950s.  Git eventually made her mark developing a comprehensive catalogue of the bookshop's cinema books and cinema memorabilia, which became and remains a resource and collector's item.  Git was living in Malibu when she met and married her third husband, Ben Polin.  Still working at the Bookshop until the age of 89, Git had moved to Santa Monica and then, in her 90s, she happily moved to Piedmont Gardens in Oakland to be near her son Barry Luboviski and his family.   Barry, Margaret and Kim were with her daily, the last months of her life.  She leaves behind her son, Barry, his wife Margaret, their daughter Kim and their son Milton.  Git also leaves behind her great-grandchildren, Kiasi, Xavier, Theresa, Kennedy and Kyle.  She also leaves her nieces and nephews: Alexandra Levine, Steven Volk, Bonnie Finn, Jocelyn Finn, and Melinda Finn.                 Git was known for her generosity and bright spirit, plus a wonderful sense of aesthetics.   She was a passionate supporter of civil rights and all progressive causes, and those close to her have speculated that she preferred to move on rather than witness the ascension of the new president.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Jan. 21 to Jan. 22, 2017
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