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Joan Hambleton Pollock

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On March 1, 2021 @ 3:18 pm In Obituaries | 14 Comments

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Joan Hambleton Pollock, 89, of Millersville, died on February 26, 2021. Born June 16, 1931, she was the daughter of Ella Moore and Harry C. Hambleton. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald C. Pollock, in 2008.

She is survived by her three children, Ellen Pollock of Millersville, Paul Pollock, married to Renee Ward Pollock of Scottsdale Arizona, and Mark Pollock, married to Michele Mulligan Pollock, of Brockton, Massachusetts. She was predeceased by a daughter, Louise Pollock Coury. She was also predeceased by siblings Sarah Krimmel wife of James Krimmel and the late Guy Detwiler, Eleanor Swab wife of Henry Swab, Mary Elizabeth Herr wife of George L. Herr, Henry Hambleton husband of Winifred Bowen and the late Mary Atkins, and William Hambleton husband of  Nancy Schnelli.

Mrs. Pollock was a graduate of McCaskey High School, class of 1949, attended Dickinson College, received a BS in Nursing Education from Cornell University-New York Hospital School of Nursing, and completed requirements as a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner at Hershey Medical Center. She retired from the School District of Lancaster as Coordinator of Health Services in 1990 after 25 years of service.

She was a member of Bangor Episcopal Church, where she served on the vestry. She was formerly a member of St. James Episcopal Church, where she was a long-time choir member. She served many years as chairman of the Martin Luther King Scholarship Committee, and was a member of Standing Room Only, a group of retired teachers who sang at local nursing homes and service clubs. She was a volunteer at Millersville Meals on Wheels and at Penn Manor School District. She also served as clerk of elections in Manor Township.

A memorial service will be held at Bangor Episcopal Church, 2009 Main Street, Narvon, PA 1755 at a time and date to be announced.

Interment will be at Bangor Episcopal Church in Churchtown immediately following the service. Friends may greet the family in the parish house after the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be sent to Martin Luther King Scholarship committee, P.O. Box 6303 Lancaster, PA 17607-6303 OR Pet Pantry, 26 Millersville Rd., Lancaster, PA 17603.


Condolences for the family of “Joan Hambleton Pollock”

Condolence from Nicole McClucas on March 2nd, 2021 9:36 pm

Ellen and the entire Pollock family,

We are so sorry for your loss. May all of the good memories carry you through the difficult days ahead. I sure do miss her smiling face and talent from the singing group at her church.

Sincerely, Lucy’s adopted parents Matt and Nikki

Condolence from Rachel Brumbach on March 3rd, 2021 7:33 am

To the family of Joan: My deepest sympathy. I am a teacher at McCaskey High School and have been on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Board with Joan for many years and I have always deeply admired her lifelong service to the students of the School District of Lancaster. She was a very loving and deeply compassionate, dedicated woman. I feel honored to have known her. Please know all of us on the Board are with you as you mourn this great loss.

Condolence from John & Val Hal on March 5th, 2021 11:51 am

Val and I have know the Pollock family as close friends since 1979 when we first arrived in Lancaster Through the generous spirit of the Pollock family we were made to feel as if we had arrived “home” Joan was the leader of the pack. She formed a close friendship with my family .A friendship that has endured the passage of time.We feel the loss of not only a good friend but also the loss of one of Gods good people. We miss her sense of humor and we miss he laugh
God Bless you Joanie and our condolences to the Pollock family
The Hall Family

Condolence from Jim Kirk on March 7th, 2021 3:08 pm

Ellen and the rest of the Pollock family:
Both my wife, Linda Deal and I have known your mother for a number of years and we will miss her. I guess I have known her the longest – having met both your parents as a golfing partner of your father for a number of years. She will be remembered by us as a cheerful friend, and lady in the truest sense.

Condolence from Steve Robinson on March 7th, 2021 7:09 pm

To Paul Pollock…
Sorry to hear of your mothers loss…
I used to hang out with you in High School and remember playing with TAZZ the next door neighbors dog with you.
I used to come up after school…and visit with you and would see your mom there. I still am living in the old neighborhood.
My dad died when I was 15…
My mom died when I was 21…
Im glad you had your mom around for a long time.
I did not know of your Dads pasing years ago.
I would like to go to your moms funeral and to see you too….

Contact me please…Thank You
Steve Robinson….Gussville@gmail.com
Or text me @ 717-314-4227.
Again ..sorry for your loss. And again my condolances to you and your family !!!

Condolence from John Sayer on March 7th, 2021 7:30 pm

My heartfelt condolences to Joan’s children .She was one of my favorite school nursed in the SDL district. I met her in 1971 at
Buchanan elementary school and later at Martin Luther King Elem School. She was always fun to be around and I found her very witty and straight forward with her life .She was a very good nurse and I will miss her laughter and her great attitude of life

Condolence from David Rentschler on March 8th, 2021 2:58 pm

To Joan’s Family,
Joan was the nurse at one of the schools I worked in and she always treated our students with much care and love when they were not feeling well. A true Angel of Mercy. Dave Rentschler

Condolence from Becky Grube on March 9th, 2021 12:19 am

To Ellen and all of Joan’s family:
Joan was a founding member of our Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Board from the beginning of our organization. She served as Chair of our Board for many years early in our history. She was always willing to offer a helping hand to do whatever had to be done to continue the work of the Board. She was dedicated to helping to support scholarship recipients who planned to go into nursing, specifically, but she also did whatever was necessary to support all other recipients, as well. Most recently, she was preparing to assist other Board members in receiving scholarship applications for this year. On behalf of our Board, I want to extend our deepest sympathy to Joan’s family. Please know that we loved her and that she will be sorely missed. We are honored to offer a scholarship to a deserving McCaskey student in Joan’s memory for this year which she has generously funded herself. Joan was an inspiration and role model to me personally. I am grateful for having known her. Most sincerely, Becky Grube, Co-Chair, MLK, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund

Condolence from Della on March 9th, 2021 7:42 am

Dear Ellen,
Our sympathy to you and your family with the passing of your classy Mother. Reflect on your memories often, you will enjoy funny memories as well as somber moments. You and your siblings are her legacy, she lives on thru each of you.
Jeff and Della

Condolence from marjorie Trout on March 10th, 2021 8:32 am

Are Thoughts and prayers are with you in the passing of your Mother and a dear friend to many.
May the memories you have provide you with comfort knowing she is now at peace and her eternal light will shine forever.
Love and peace,
Dick and Marge Trout

Condolence from Mary Anne Aichele on March 10th, 2021 11:20 am

Please accept my deepest sympathy. I knew Joan when we were teenagers; she went to McCaskey, I went to Catholic High. Our paths crossed many times through the years & always enjoyed talking to her. She was a great lady. My thoughts are with you. Mary Anne Aichele

Condolence from Ellen Pike on March 12th, 2021 9:39 am

My deepest sympathy to you all. I worked with Joan for many years on the MLK Memorial Scholarship Board. I so admired her passion and empathy and outstanding executive skills. She is responsible for setting the Scholarship Fund on its path to excellence. She will be sorely missed.

Condolence from Margaret Rios Gomba on March 14th, 2021 11:00 am

Dear Ellen and family, I am quite saddened to have just read about your mother ‘s passing. She was such a genuine, kind, sweet, thoughtful, intelligent, and progressive person! How delightful , discovering that she and my own mother Joan had been classmates! I will miss our visits and phone chats these past years , so much enjoyed hearing about her sweet cats . May the peace of the Lord be with you and your family. Margaret Rios Gomba

Condolence from Cynthia Ardis Walker on March 15th, 2021 7:01 pm

Dear Mark,
I have very fond memories of your mother’s smile, strength and kindness.
My thoughts are with you and your family.
Best — Cynthia Walker

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