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John Polivka


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John Polivka Obituary
JOHN POLIVKA We are deeply saddened to share that John Polivka passed away over the holidays after a brave struggle with cancer. Born: Paradise, CA 10-22-1950. Died: San Francisco, CA 12-30-2017. John was a Certified Public Accountant specializing in the non-profit healthcare sector. He was involved with NAMI Marin for several years, serving on the Advocacy Committee and as their elected Treasurer. John had many passions outside his professional life. He loved the water and lived on a houseboat in Sausalito. He enjoyed sailing and racing his boats as well as racing as a team member on other boats. He also volunteered his time and woodworking skills restoring historic wooden sailing vessels. John was a special person who had an important group of close friends and family. He loved to ride motorcycles and took many trips with friends. Likewise, he traveled often to Europe to visit old friends and family. John especially loved spending time at his family home in Paradise (in the foothills near Chico), where he enjoyed woodworking, mechanical tinkering and working the land. He was an avid history buff, especially relating to his other interests -- the Gold Rush because of its connection to the foothills of Paradise, and the Sausalito waterfront. He was well read and intellectually curious. John had so many other interests and talents. He was always busy, but always made time for family and friends. He will be remembered as a thoughtful, insightful, tenacious, generous and kind person. A memorial service is tentatively scheduled for March 31 in Paradise.
Published in Paradise Post from Jan. 13 to Jan. 16, 2018
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