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John C. Pollock

February 15, 1934 July 31, 2018
John C. Pollock
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John Corbin Pollock, last a resident of Sequim, WA, formerly of Warrenville, IL, passed away on July 31, 2018, at Brookdale of Lisle, IL, at the age of 84. Born in Chicago, IL, February 15, 1934, John went from being a Quiz Kid on radio, while attending Trumball then Senn HS (active in ROTC), to the U.S. Marines as a Captain, on to IIT for his MS in Mechanical Engineering; did his thesis at Argonne on techniques for building test laboratories. He was chosen for the team that built and operated Fermi Nuclear Research Center in Batavia, then the bigger collider at Cerne Switzerland.

During his IIT time he worked at the Museum of Science and Industry, met his future wife Marilyn, and was the first captain when the captured German sub, the U-505, was hauled from Lake Michigan to its present site.

They had 20 happy years of retirement in Sequim, WA, on the Olympic Peninsula, where they hiked, learned about the many Native American tribes and unique climate, read books, saw movies, became active politically.and became ta real fans of local symphonies and the Metropolitan Opera live broadcasts. For years he ran discussion groups on international news and policies,

He will be sadly missed by his wife of 60 years, Marilyn (nee Edwards); grandchildren, Natasha Yeary (nee Filczer), Stanley (Skip) and Shaun Filczer, and John Michael Pollock; 5 great grandchildren, 4 cousins, and countless friends in WA and IL.

He was preceded in death by his children Karen Filczer (nee Pollock) and John E. Pollock.

John’s ashes will be spread in the waters of Sequim Bay. A memorial will be scheduled at a later date. Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Naperville was entrusted with arrangements.


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