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“Dear Rosie and Family...Dave was/is such a happy dear classmate that I will never forget...I cannot think of him without his smile and gentle...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Edie Kressy - Campton, NH

“Chris and I grew up with David and his siblings. When he started his tree business I was his first customer and he took down three very large pine...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Jane (Cooper) and Chris Brayton - MA

“I just now became aware of the sad passing of Dave Pollock. With his quick wit and ready smile I always thought he was ageless and he’d be with...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Diana S ( Frothingham ) Taranto - MA

Photo at our son John's high school graduation 2013 “Hi All,We are so sad to hear about Dave's passing. We have had so many good times with both Rose and Dave. They have come to numerous family events...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Linda and Vinny Gillis - NH

“So sad to learn of Dave's passing. As a family we spent a lot of wonderful times together. Dave will be greatly missed by every member of our family....Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Wayne Gillis - Marlborough, MA

“I just recently heard of Dave's passing and am heartbroken. He was such a kind man who loved his family and his work. Hoping all your happy...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Kathie MacLeod - Weston, MA

“Dave was one of the most down to earth soul ever. I wish I wasn't on vacation last week and didn't know until today (August 4, 2020) that he had...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Grace Doyle - Weston, MA - Friend

“Dave was a boss, friend and mentor. Thoughts and prayers to him and his entire family. RSVP ”
8 of 20 | Posted by: Mike Falvey

“David was a friend of my Godfather, Joe Brine. When Joe would visit me on his trips back & forth up the east coast he'd visit Dave & me. Right before...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Gail Murphy - Weston, ma, MA

“I'm so sorry to hear of Dave's passing, love & prayers to Rose & all you kids'......I will ALWAYS remember that great smile, he actually smiled with...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Alice Upham - Edgartown, MA

“With deepest sympathies to the entire Pollock Family. Dave was a wonderful, kind, gentle man. I will miss him greatly. My thoughts and prayers to...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Jan Luchetti - Weston, MA

“I will miss him dearly. I have so many great memories, especially when I spent the summer with him cutting trees down. I used to look so forward to...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Lee Pollock - Hopkinsville, KY

“So sad to learn of David's passing. He was greatly admired and loved by all. I will always remember him teasing me b since I was from the South. I...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Joyce Westerman - Clarksville, TN

“I am so sorry to hear of Davids' passing. We go back to growing up in good old " Battle Alley ". there are not many kids left from that era and place...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Donald Jones - Weston, MA

“A giant smile-A genuine sparkle in his eye-A firm handshake and hello while looking at you-Wanted to know what I was doing-Wanted to understand...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: Michale Wood - Duxbury, MA

“I will always have wonderful memories of Uncle Dave, (my uncle and Godfather) especially in our childhood and all the good times our families had...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Roma Pollock Lovell - KY - Family

“Our deepest sympathies to the entire Pollock family. We have such wonderful memories of childhood and growing up with all of you. So fortunate to...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Beth Cornell Tannar - CT

“Dave was a pleasure to work with and always had a joke to tell me. He was always smiling no matter what was going on in his life. Such a wonderful...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Jane Loomis - Westwood, MA

“To my dear, dear Uncle Dave: Thank you for being such a wonderful loving Uncle! You along with my mother Julie's awesome brothers including Uncle Red...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Shireen Dambach - Peerzada - CA

“Dad, we all will miss you desperately. We all love you rest now❤ ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: Lori Marino - Peabody, MA


Waltham – Mr. David B. Pollock, of Waltham, formerly of Weston, died Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He was 85.

Dave was born in Worcester on December 23, 1934 to the late Robert W. and Leonie E. (Bertrand) Pollock. He was raised in Weston and was a 1954 graduate of Weston High School. After high school he joined the United States Marine Corps and served for three years.

Coming from a family of arborists, Dave founded Pollock Brothers Tree Service in 1957 and continued working alongside his brother 'Red' and his son, Mark. He also ran a successful realty company. Dave will long be remembered for his bright smile, honest dealings and strong work ethic.

He was active in mind, body, and spirit. Dave was an avid tennis player and loved hunting in his younger years. He treasured being outdoors, and especially enjoyed trips to New Hampshire, Vermont, and the Reversing Falls in Acadia National Park in Maine. He had a quick wit and charm that could bring a smile to even the most stoic of personalities. Warm, loving, kind and generous best describe him.

Dave was also a lifelong member of Saint Julia's Church in Weston and had been a member of the New England Arborists Association.

He leaves his wife, Rosemarie H. (Poirier) Pollock; his children, Lori Marino of Peabody, Mark Pollock of Lancaster, Chris Owens of Wayland, John Pollock of Victoria, British Columbia and Stephen Pollock of Seattle; his sister, Josephine Muller of Magnolia; his brothers, Robert 'Red' Pollock of Framingham and Martin L. Pollock of Tennessee; ten grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

He was also the brother of the late Julie A. Peerzada and Roma Pollock.

Family and friends will honor and remember Dave's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Thursday, July 30th from 4 to 7 p.m.

His Funeral Mass in Saint Julia's Church and burial in Linwood Cemetery, Weston will be private, but can be viewed by visiting http://distantlink.com/joyce.html
at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 31st.