David A. Polachek, age 77, resident of Plymouth, Ohio, passed away on Friday, May 1, 2020, at Heritage of Clyde Nursing Home. He was born on February 14, 1943, in Shelby, Ohio, to the late Frank and Margaret M. (Hogue) Polachek.
David was a 1961 Willard High School graduate. He proudly served in the United States Navy. A former volunteer for the Plymouth Fire Department and was a big supporter of Plymouth Big Red. He retired from RR Donnelley's in Willard, Ohio. David liked to fish and had enjoyed going to casinos with his wife. Most of all, he loved attending his grandchildren's sporting events.
Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Greg (Mandy) Polachek of Willard; daughter, Sandi (Aaron) Weltlin of Plymouth; four grandchildren, Brad (Kayla) Polachek of Willard, Mariah Polachek of Willard, Nathan Weltlin of Plymouth, and Grant Weltlin of Kent; four great grandchildren, Owen, Riley, Tyler and Jaxson; sister, Mary Jayne (Aubrey) Hall of Willard; brother and sister-in-law's; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Nancy E. (Weiss) Polachek, whom he married on January 11, 1964.
Graveside services will be on Monday, May 4, 2020, at Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, at 2:00 pm, with Rev. Ricky Branham officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Plymouth Athletic Boosters or Willard High School Community Veteran Fund. Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.secorfuneralhomes.com.
Marty Smith - May 17, 2020
I was so sorry to hear Dave passed. I worked with him at RRD for many years...he was always a gentleman..
Rodney Beverly - May 11, 2020
Sorry for your loss
Kathleen Miller - May 11, 2020
I am sorry to hear of Mr. Polachek's death. Thinking of Greg and the family at this time.
William McDaniel - May 9, 2020
I'm so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. I heard of his passing on Monday, 5/4/20 after the services. Dave and I had some good times together. He had some bad times in his later life. I will miss him dearly. My thoughts and prayers go to the entire Family. He is now with Nancy.
Mick O'Brien - May 8, 2020
To Dave's family,
Very sorry to hear about Dave. I remember him growing up on the East Side. He is a good man and will be missed.
Roger and Robin - May 8, 2020
We were so saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. He was most definitely one of our favorite reasons for singing at the Willows. We will miss giving him his featured solo. He made entertaining there so much fun. His sweet smile will truly be missed!
Lauri and Tim Conley - May 7, 2020
We were so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. He and Nancy were the sweetest. Our heartfelt condolences to the family.
Sandy McElhatten LPN - May 4, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss, I was just told today and was stunned of the news. He was very proud of his family, and he loved those grandkids!!!! He so loved the ball games when you took him and always talked about his grandson being a doctor. God bless.
Jayne and Aubrey Hall - May 4, 2020
Sorry for the loss of your dad,grandpa and brother, Before entering or leaving the dinning room at each meal Jayne would stop, look down the hallway for him. He would on occasion show up and sit with us at meal time. Our table of 4 might become a table for 8 or more and last until we were asked to do dishes. Dave is missed
Mary and Lenny Branham - May 4, 2020
So sorry to hear about Dave's passing.Worked with hom at RRD.He was a great guy.
Karen and Gary Wilson - May 3, 2020
We are sad to hear of Dave's passing. He was truly a kind, caring man. Gary has fond memories of him. Praying for your comfort.
Peggy Opatken - May 3, 2020
Sorry to hear about your dad Greg
Douglas Baker - May 3, 2020
Greg and family, Sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed talking to your father at RRD. If you look up "gentlemen" in the dictionary, you'll find a picture of your dad in the margin.
Charla Noftz Dent - May 2, 2020
So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. He will be missed.
Karen Heisler Sawyer - May 2, 2020
I am so sorry to learn of David's passing. Our class of '61 has lost such a nice guy. Praying for all his family & friends that they may have peace & comfort. Let your memories help you through this difficult time.
Ruth S Swander - May 2, 2020
Dave was a great classmate of 1961. Condolences to the family.
Maggie Barnett - May 2, 2020
Greg Sandi & Family so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. Our sincere Sympathy!
Mark and Jen White and family - May 2, 2020
So sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing Greg and Sandi. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
Scott and Judi - May 2, 2020
So sorry to hear about your dad. Thinking about all of you. Hugs to you.
Scott & Kim Amrhien - May 2, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you...
Deb Courtright - May 1, 2020
Greg and Sandy (and families).
So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing.
Prayers for strength and comfort in this especially difficult time.
Deb Andrews - May 1, 2020
I am so sorry for the loss of your dad Sandy- You and your family are in my Thoughts and PRAYERS.
Robert Armstrong - May 1, 2020
May angels fold their bright wings over your family in your time of need ?
Bryan and Wendy Oney - May 1, 2020
So sorry to hear this. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs to you all.
Kathy Holthouse - May 1, 2020
I am in shock. He always looked so healthy and I always enjoyed talking with him and saying HI when I would go see Stan. He will be greatly missed by Stan and I will miss seeing him too. Greg, Sandy and family I am so sorry for your loss. He was a nice man! ?
Sue Feeman - May 1, 2020
Rest in peace Uncle Dave. You will be missed. I love you