Warren Neill Pollock

August 9, 2017

Warren Neill Pollock, 93, of Charlotte died August 9, 2017 surrounded by his family. Mr. Pollock was born March 28, 1924 in Staten Island, NY. He was the youngest son of John and Agnes Pollock. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, John, James and Robert.

Mr. Pollock graduated from Curtis High School, Staten Island, NY, Tri-State University, Angola, Indiana (Chemical Engineering) and the Harvard Advanced Management Program.

Mr. Pollock began his career with Foster Wheeler Corp. in 1946. He was involved in plant operations and engineering design. In 1954, he joined Curtis Wright Corporation in their Polyurethane Foam division. As a start-up business, Mr. Pollock helped design one of the first and the largest commercial polyurethane manufacturing operations at that time. In 1960, he joined General Foam Corporation, Hazelton, PA, as Polyurethane Foam plant manager. While with General Foam, he was instrumental in developing a technique to produce foam in a cylindrical form. He was the senior author on patents issued on the process. In 1967, Mr. Pollock joined Reeves Brothers, Inc., New York, NY as divisional Vice President of the Curon Group which produced polyurethane foam. In 1975, he was promoted to Corporate Executive Vice President. After retirement from Reeves Brothers, Mr. Pollock was a principal in Carolina Capital Funds, LLC.

Mr. Pollock served on Board of Directors of Reeves Brothers, Inc. and Newreevco from 1975-1986. Also, he served on the Symphony Board and the Davidson College Board of Visitors. In 2009, Mr. Pollock was inducted into the Polyurethane Foam Association’s Hall of Fame.

Mr. Pollock loved to read and was extremely interested in history, particularly WWII. He was an avid sportsman. Sailing and hunting filled his days as a young boy. Those passions continued into adult life along with golf and flying. As a pilot, he was IFR rated in multi-engine and helicopters. He flew for business and pleasure until the late 1990’s.

Surviving are his wife of 71 years, Marion M. Pollock; son, Neill J. Pollock and wife, Janice; daughter, Susan P. Miller and her partner, James Ashcroft; grandchildren, Neill J. Pollock, Jr. and wife, Missy, Justin B. Belch, Brandon C. Belch, Warren Weston Miller and wife, Ashley, Lauren O’Neill Miller, David Matthew Miller and great-grandchildren, Mia Pollock and Owen Walker.

A memorial service will be held at St. Gabriel Catholic Church on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 2:30 PM. The family will receive friends from six to nine on Sunday evening, August 13, 2017 at 4400 Cameron Oaks Drive, Charlotte, NC and following the memorial service at the Church.

Memorials may be sent to The Ivey Memory Wellness Day Center, 6030 Park South Drive, Charlotte, NC 28210, Levine & Dickson Hospice House Southminster, 1420 East Seventh Street, Charlotte, NC 28204 or to St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 3016 Providence Rd., Charlotte, NC 28211

The family would like to offer a special thanks to Dr. Lorri Ayers and the staff of Levine & Dickson Hospice House Southminster and caregivers, Rosa, Atonya and Joan for their loving care of Mr. Pollock.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.

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  • Raymond W. Rogers

    Neill:

    I was sorry to learn of your father's death in today's edition of The Charlotte Observer. However, from reading his obituary, it was both obvious that he lived a long & fulfilled life and that you had excellent reasons to respect him as highly as you did.

    Liz joins me in extending our deepest sympathies to you and your family in light of your loss of your father.

    Best regards,

    Ray

  • Raymond W. Rogers

    Neal:

    I was very sorry to learn of your father's death in this morning's edition of the Charlotte Observer. It was obvious that he lived a full life and I can remember your speaking of him very fondly on several occasions. Liz joins me in sending our sincere sympathies to you and your family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Sincerely,

    Ray