Tom Pollerman, 70, of Sandusky, passed away Nov. 22, 2013, in Firelands Regional Medical Center, after a brief illness.
Born June 25, 1943, in Budapest, Hungary, to Dr. Tibor and Clara Pollerman, he moved to Germany as a toddler, and in 1949 emigrated with his family to South Dakota, where he spent most of his childhood. In 1959 he moved to Sandusky, graduating from St. Mary High School. Tom attended Miami University of Ohio and served in the U.S. Army as a military police officer in Germany. He received a master's degree in special education and political science from Bowling Green State University, and worked as an educator and supervisor for developmentally disabled young adults.
Tom enjoyed computers and family genealogy, and had recently revisited the places of his childhood in Hungary and Germany, a memorable trip with his eldest brother, Tibor.
He was preceded in death by his parents; as well as two brothers, Andrew and Bert.
He is survived by siblings, Tibor, John, Clara Duff, Ákos/Pete, and Agi; as well as several nieces, great-nieces/nephews, and cousins; and his beloved uncle, Ralph Gracza.
A service remembering both Tom and his brother Bert will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at Oakland Cemetery Chapel, 2917 Milan Road, Sandusky, with Tom's good friend Rev. Jim Castello officiating. The burial of ashes and a reception at the Pollerman family home will follow. Family and friends are invited to attend these gatherings.
Cremation arrangements are entrusted to the David F. Koch Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 520 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. Your memories and words of comfort may be expressed to Tom's family at davidfkoch.com.