Joseph Pohlod
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My life on earth is over and I'm resting in the arms of Jesus. I am surrounded by the loved ones who have gone before me. I remember. . . . .

I was born December 9, 1919 to Michael and Maria (Harcar) Pohlod in Akron, Ohio. I had a brother, Michael and a sister, Mary (Sadler), who both preceded me in death. Surviving me is my wife, Carol, with whom I was blessed to share forty-five years of wedded bliss. Also surviving is my son, Craig and his wife, Diana; my daughter, Lynn and companion Dusty Rhodes; grandson, Chris (Angela) Pohlod; and granddaughter, Amy (Phil) Zezulak. Two precious great-granddaughters, also survive, Sydney and Erin Pohlod.

I loved life, cherished friends, and my church family at Concordia. I was blessed to teach Sunday school for many years, sing in the choir, serve on the board of elders, and be an usher and a greeter. I worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for forty years retiring in 1980. I enjoyed our many vacation trips, particularly the one to Nova Scotia. I also enjoyed fishing with friends. I served in the Navy during World War II as a Pharmacist Mate Third Class.

Do not grieve for me. Be happy that after ninety-one years, I have fought the fight, run the race, and reached the finish line. I will be waiting for all of you.

I want to thank Aultman Hospital, Nobles Pond, and Crossroads Hospice for their kind and compassionate care of me.

Please visit me at Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home, 547 Canton Road, Akron, Ohio 44312 on Wednesday, June 29th from 5 to 8 p.m. A service to celebrate my life will take place at Concordia Lutheran Church, 724 Sumner Street, Akron, Ohio 44311 on Thursday, June 30th at 11 a.m., with further viewing from 10 a.m. until service time. Pastor Robert Tauscher will be officiating. Interment will be at Hillside Memorial Park following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Concordia Lutheran Church General Fund. (Hopkins Lawver, Akron, 330-733-6271)

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Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Jun. 28, 2011.
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January 26, 2012
I'm sorry for the loss of your loved one. It's never easy. My maternal grandmother was married to a pharmacist named Lou/Louis Sadler sometime in the early 1900's. Any chance Mary Sadler was a relative? I'm researching my Genealogy. Thank you. Genia Stephenson:
July 6, 2011
Just happened to be reading the ABJ obituaries this morning and read of Uncle Joe's passing.We send you our deepest sympathy in the loss of Joe.He was a wonderful man. May you find peace knowing he is with our savior now and hope you are doing OK.Our Sincere Sympathy,
Tom & Mary Lou Sadler Sr
June 29, 2011
He was such a dear, sweet man who sure fought hard till the very end. Carol, you were so good and loving to him as he was to you and I only hope I could ever be the kind of wife you were to Joe, My Sincere Sympathy, Sue Andreas
June 29, 2011
Our thoughts are with the family and friends at this time.
Hopkins Lawver Funeral Home
June 28, 2011
My deepest sympathy at the passing of Joe. He was a great man. I pray that God's peace comforts you during this time.

~ Patti Sailer (SJLC Tuesday Morning Bible Study)
Patti Sailer
June 28, 2011
Dear Carol :
I will see you soon. I hope you are doing OK. I know it will be hard for you without Dad. You were together for 45 years and that is a real blessing. Take care.

Lynn, Dusty, & Blessed Jackie
Lynn Pohlod
June 28, 2011
We praise God for the life and service of our veteran. May he rest in peace in the arms of our Lord as a grateful nation mourns.
Michele N. Sandridge, Chaplain
American Legion Auxiliary
Department of Ohio
June 28, 2011
I did not know Mr. Pohlod but wanted to comment on the beautiful and touching obituary.
June 28, 2011
Mrs. Pohlod,

Please accept my sincere sympathy to you and your family. It was a privilege to participate in your husband's care.
Dr. Gil Rowley
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