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Sunday, March 31, 2019

WA/DL Capt. James E. Pollak

USAF veteran, WA/DL Capt. James E. Pollak
September 4, 1940 ~ March 26, 2019
Friends have notified us with news of the passing of retired Western/Delta pilot Captain James Eugene Pollak, age 78.  Captain Pollak 
joined Western Airlines 01-27-1969 and retired with Delta Air Lines in 2000, based LAX/030.  He is survived by his wife Bonnie, their children and grandchildren, plus many dear friends and aviation colleagues.
A member of the Caterpillar Club, you can read more of Capt. Pollak’s military service at 

To view Capt. Pollak’s obituary online please visit these websites:
Funeral home ctc:  Saddleback Chapel  Phone: (714) 544-1450
220 East Main Street, Tustin, CA 9278.
Funeral Rosary and Mass will be said April 5th at St Cecilia’s Catholic Church in Tustin, with reception at house immediately following.  April 6th graveside services with military honors will be held at Holy Sepulcher Catholic Cemetery ... please see details below.
For those wishing to send a personal note, whitepages lists the family residence as
10531 Boca Canyon Dr., Santa Ana CA 92705-2512. 
            Thank you,
                ~ Carol for the PCN 
Obittuary.............Pollak, James, age 78,
passed away on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 in the presence of his loving family in Santa Ana, CA. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Jim proudly served his Country during the Vietnam War. He then went on to a prestigious 31 year career as a Commercial Pilot for 15 years with Western Airlines and 16 years with Delta Airlines until his retirement in the year 2000. Jim was a member of The American Legion, Post 291, in Newport Harbor, CA. Jim is lovingly survived by his wife of 55 years, Bonnie; their daughters, Kimberly (Brach) Rick, Pamela (Greg) Gardner and Holly (John) Nilson; as well as his five grandchildren: Garrett, Jenna, Brach, Trey and Natalie. A Funeral Mass for Jim will be on Friday, April 5, 2019 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Tustin, CA, beginning with the Rosary at 9:30 AM and Mass beginning at 10:00 AM. Burial services will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Orange, CA. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Jim's honor to The Wounded Warrior Project at:

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