Russell F. Polivka, 83, of Bellaire, Ohio died Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 1, 1933 in Shadyside, OH., a son of the late Frank and Sophia Kukura Polivka.
Russ was a retired Shop Foreman of Consol Energy’s McElroy Mine, a mechanic at Shadyside Pennzoil, a social member of Bellaire VFW Post 626, F.O.E and the Cave Club of Wheeling, WV.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Jean Johnson in 2007; a son, Dana Polivka; a granddaughter, Kerri Jo Polivka and two sisters.
Surviving are two sons, Chad (Jackie) Polivka of Bellaire, Frank (Dotty) Polivka of Jacobsburg, OH; two daughters, Lisa (Frank) Imer of Shadyside and Shelly (Tom) Alderman of Moundsville, WV; several grandchildren; a special brother-in-law, Donald Crozier; several nieces and nephews.
As per Russ’s wishes, private inurnment in Holly Memorial Gardens will be held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements by Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory, Bellaire.
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