John Brookes Pollock

June 5, 1930 - November 10, 2009
John Brookes Pollock

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John Brookes Pollock died on November 10, 2009.

Born in Bridgeport, Pennsylvania in 1930, John served in the Air Force in Mississippi and Japan. He earned a degree in electrical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and a Masters’ degree in electrical engineering from Duke University. He retired from Bell Labs-AT&T as Chief Design Engineering Manager and Department Head after 31 years. John was a devoted family man who enjoyed water sports, gardening and workshop projects.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lillian Pollock: his daughters Lynne Holloway and Susan Beavis and his son John Pollock Jr. He has three grandchildren, Ashley and Sarah Beavis, and Ryan Abdel-Megeid.

A Funeral Service will be 11:00 A.M Saturday November 14, 2009 at Oleander Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Dr. Madison Highfill will officiate the service.

Please share your memories and condolences with John’s family at

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099

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  • November 12, 2009
    Eugene Eaton says:
    Dear Susan, Jeanne and myself wish to express our sympathies to you on the loss of your father. May God continue to bless you and your family during this time. If we can be of any help please call on us. Ashley and Sarah, The loss of a loved one can be a trying experience. We know you have fond memories of your grandfather, keep them close to your heart and rely on them when you need to. My you always keep God close to you so he can be of support to you. In Christian Love, Jeanne and Eugene Eaton

  • November 13, 2009
    Pat Harwood says:
    Mrs. Pollock: I am saddened to learn of Mr. Pollock's passing. I worked as his secretary at AT&T at Burlington in the early 1980s. It was in the early days of the internet and he took the time to show me how to access it from the UNIX mainframe. His patience and knowledge sharing about computers piqued an interest which eventually led me to pursue a rewarding career in the computer field. I remember him as a great boss and a good person. It was a pleasure and honor to know and work with him.