Ira E. "Gene" Pollock

Ira E. "Gene" Pollock, 88, of O'Fallon, IL, born Saturday, February 4, 1922, in Hedge City, MO, died Saturday, October 9, 2010 at Rosewood Care Center in Edwardsville, IL.

Mr. Pollock worked as a Radio Engineer for KSTL for 25 years and other radio stations including Radio Information Service at Our lady of the Snows. He was a member of St. Clair and Madison County Genealogical Societies, CBI organization and IBEW local #4 for 60 years. He was a WWII Army Air Corp veteran, where he was awarded the Air Medal, Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Ribbon, American Defense Ribbon, American Theatre Ribbon and the China War Memorial Medal given by the Republic of China.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Parents: Ira Lee and Bessie nee Arment Pollock
  • Brother: John Pollock
  • Sister: Gladys Thayer

Surviving are his:

  • Wife: Mary Ellen nee Wilson, Pollock
  • Children
    • Christopher (Judith) Pollock of Copperas Cove, TX
    • Suzanne (Daniel) Killgrove of Antioch, IL
    • Kevin (Tomi) Pollock of Troy, IL
  • Niece: Avanelle Etheridge of Glen Burnie, MD
  • Grandchildren
    • Christopher Pollock
    • Brian Pollock
    • Jason Killgrove
  • Great-Grandchildren
    • Heather Killgrove
    • Erik Killgrove
    • Justin Pollock

Memorials: Memorials may be made to donors choice.

Services: Private family burial will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Illinois.

Condolences left for Ira E. "Gene" Pollock:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

    Peter R. Greisinger Fairhope AL 36532

    I am so sorry for your loss. Praying God's peace surrounds you and holds you up during this time and in the days to come.

    Debbie Heramb Ft. Lauderdale FL 33309

    Sue, deepest condolence for your dad's passing. I just read his bio up here and what an impressive/productive life he had. I wish you and your family the best of his memories and patience to endure your loss while he rests in peace.

    Sonny Khan Newport Beach CA 92663