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03/04/17 04:31 PM #1    

Tom Allen


Below is the Cleveland Plain Dealer obituary for Polly.  I'm sure many of you will share fond memories of Polly.  May she rest in peace.  Tom Allen

Polly H. Earick Obituary

(nee Harbaugh), age 70, born November 23, 1946, passed away February 24, 2017. Polly H. Earick, 70, died Friday February 24, 2017 peacefully at home in Mansfield, Ohio after her 13 year fight with cancer. Polly was born on November 23, 1946 in Cleveland Ohio to Donald and Margaret (Newell) Harbaugh. She grew up in Lakewood, Ohio in the Clifton Park neighborhood enjoying clambakes, beach picnics, gardening with her father, and wonderful friends. Polly graduated from Rocky River High School in 1964. While attending Wittenberg University she met her loving husband of 47 years, Eugene Earick. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Education and went on to teach in the Columbus City Schools and Mansfield City Schools (West Fifth Elementary). Polly used to volunteer at the Mansfield Art Center, planning the Fine Arts Balls and working in the soup kitchen. Her 20 some years volunteering at MedCentral Hospital is still recounted by employees and patients she compassionately worked with. She was also involved with her local Delta Gamma Sorority group and garden club. Her happiest spot was always on the beach in Siesta Key, Florida. Perhaps Polly's greatest joy was her working at Lakewood Racquet Club for over 25 years, where she will always be remembered as a smiling face to greet you and the person everyone loved to talk to. Polly will always be known for her endless warmth, her laugh, her love of life and animals and her ability to shed a special light on all she touched. Polly was preceded in death by her parents Donald L Harbaugh and Margaret N. Harbaugh; her brother David N Harbaugh; and her grandson Lucien A. Earick. Polly is survived by her husband Eugene P. Earick; her daughter Jennifer Taylor (Josh) and their children Owen, Nathan, and Polly of Mansfield, Ohio; her son Rodney Earick (Kimberly) and their children Carter, Brody, and Lola, of Mansfield, Ohio; her sister Susan H Davis of Forest Hills, Arizona; her nieces and nephews Arthur Davis, Scott Davis, Daniel Harbaugh, Molly Mitchell and Cherie' Oliver-Larson; and her special companion kitty Bernie. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11am on March 11 at First English Lutheran Church, 53 Park Avenue West Mansfield, Ohio. The family will receive friends following the service at the Westbrook Country Club, 1098 Springmill St. Mansfield, Ohio. Burial at Mansfield Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in her memory to the Humane Society of Richland County, and The James Cancer Center in Columbus, Ohio. Herlihy-Chambers Funeral Home is assisting the Earick family with arrangements.

Published in The Plain Dealer from Mar. 3 to Mar. 4, 2017

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03/04/17 10:28 PM #2    

Mary Lou McMillan (Elliott)

Thanks,Tom, for posting this. Comforting to read about all that Polly accomplished during her lifetime. RIP Polly.

03/05/17 07:45 AM #3    

Rick Holley

Polly meant so much to Carol and me. Polly became my friend in high school but she was very close to Carol. When they were thrown together as roommates freshman year at Wittenberg, they shared experiences that made them life-long friends and as a result, they shared many memories. Polly is most special to us because, as some of you may know, Polly (and Red) introduced me to Carol when we shared a blind date in August of '66. That was one of the best things that ever happened to us and we will be forever grateful to Polly for introducing us. Polly, you will be forever missed. May God bless your loved ones and rest in peace.

Rick & Carol Holley



03/05/17 09:42 AM #4    

Lowell Hinsdale

I second Mary Lou's comments.  Thanks for posting the information about Polly.  Unfortunately, I'm afraid the next ten years will result in a lot more memorial comments about our 1964 class mates.  Please make the best of each day we are blessed to live !  God Bless Polly, her family members and friends.

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