December 2, 1954 - March 5, 2014
LOWER BURRELL, PA - Rev. Stewart A. Pollock, 59, of Lower Burrell, died unexpectedly early Wednesday morning, March 5, 2014, at Forbes Regional Medical Center in Monroeville, PA.
Born December 2, 1954, in Boston, MA, to Dr. Donald and Elinor (Hopkins) Pollock, Stewart graduated from Cooperstown Central School in 1972 and from Hamilton College in 1976 with a BA in Russian Studies. He earned a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Yale Divinity School and was ordained a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 1980. He subsequently earned a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Syracuse University College of Law in 1994.
Rev. Pollock served Presbyterian congregations in Connecticut, New York, and Pennsylvania, including Central Presbyterian Church in Tarentum, PA, during his 33 years in the pastoral ministry. He also served as Stated Clerk in the Presbyteries of Cayuga-Syracuse and Southern New England and was a highly regarded parliamentarian. At present he was a Member-At-Large of the Pittsburgh Presbytery, and was looking forward to serving as Interim Pastor of the Shelocta Community Presbyterian Church in the Presbytery of Kiskiminetas in Pennsylvania.
Stewart is survived by his parents, Dr. Donald and Elinor Pollock of Cooperstown; two sisters, Donabeth Urick and her husband, Gil, of Bonita Springs, FL, and Sally Zaengle and her husband, Bud, of Greene; two brothers, Peter Pollock and his wife, Diana, of Cooperstown, and Jim Pollock and his wife, Sharon, of Georgetown; a dear friend, Rachel Thorp; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial gifts may be made to Habitat for Humanity of Allegheny Valley, 1170 Industrial Blvd., New Kensington, PA 15068.
In Pennsylvania, calling hours will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 9, 2014, with a Memorial Service at 4 p.m. in the RUSIEWICZ OF LOWER BURRELL FUNERAL HOME, 3124 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, PA 15068.
In New York State, arrangements are pending under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.