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Russell M Pollock
(06-18-1929 - 07-12-2018)

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 Russell M. Pollock, 89, of Elgin Illinois died on July 12, 2018. He was born June 18, 1929 in Oak Park Illinois, and grew up in Lombard, IL and Summit, NJ, where he graduated from high school in 1947. Russell earned a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Purdue University in 1952, and married Faith F. “Mickey” Jewett, whom he met at Purdue, on May 30, 1953. Russell and Mickey were married for 65 years. Russell served in the U.S.Army from 1954 to 1956, where he was stationed in Colorado Springs, CO and Captieux, France. He moved to Elgin, IL in 1966 to run the Elgin Walgreen Agency. The pharmacy later became Elgin West Pharmacy, which he and Mickey bought in 1982 and ran until his retirement in 1998. Russell continued working part-time as a pharmacist until he was 85. Russell was a loving father and husband who enjoyed golf, volunteering at his church and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife, Mickey, daughter Bonnie Jensen (husband Craig Jensen) of South Elgin, son Tim Pollock (wife Sarah Pollock) of Knoxville, TN, and grandson Garrett Pollock of Portland, OR. He was preceded in death by his parents Willard and Laura Pollock, brother Bob Pollock, and son William Pollock. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 17 at Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State Street, Elgin, IL 60123. There will be a viewing from 10:00 AM to noon, and the funeral service will begin directly thereafter. Burial will be private in Prairie Repose Cemetery, Amboy, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Russell’s name to the Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin, IL or to the American Cancer Society. For information call 847-742-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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