Funeral Details


Funeral Details

William A. Pollak

May 25, 1918 - January 7, 2018


Date and Time

Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 2:00 PM


Lakeview Center at Gillson Park
800 Gillson Park Drive
Wilmette, Illinois 60091

Interment - Private

Memorial Contributions

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
The Lyric Opera of Chicago


William A. Pollak, 99

Beloved husband of the late Charlotte nee Horwitz. Loving father of Steven (Brigitte Bienfet) Pollak, Barbara Pollak, Richard (Patricia) Pollak and Donald (Martha) Pollak. Cherished grandfather of Glenn, Karen, Scott (Julie McCartan), Brian (Amanda), David and Becca. Great-grandfather of Levi and Bennett. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, February 4, 2:00 PM at Lakeview Center at Gillson Park, 800 Gillson Park Drive, Wilmette, IL Interment is private. In lieu of flowers memorials to Chicago Symphony Orchestra or The Lyric Opera of Chicago would be appreciated. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Steve Pollak

My condolences to all of my family as we share our sorrow for the loss of our patriarch at the same time that we give our gratitude for Dad's long life and his deep and obvious influence on all of us.
Although I can't be with you at this time, please recognize that I share all of your feelings and that my spirit is with you and very much a part of your spirit.

Aliza Becker

My sincere condolences to the family on the loss of your father and my cousin. Bill led a full and rich life, He was as long as I can remember passionate about life and learning. I especially remember how much he loved classical music and not only the music but the musicians who he befriended as well. May his memory be for a blessing.

Dr. Ray Kandelman

My condolences to Mr. Pollack's family members. I had the distinct honor to work at the Le Mound School in Wrigleyville while he was the building principal. He was a consummate professional and he was instrumental in promoting the CPS Career Development program.. He was an inspiration to those educators that worked with him. He made a definite impact on public school education. Dr. Ray Kandelman, Ed. D.
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