Florida College Remembers Fred Pollock

January 25, 2011

On December 10, 2010, Florida College lost a true Friend to Youth. Fred Edwin Pollock died as he had lived, holding the hand of his beloved wife of 65 years, Mary Frances Hope Pollock.

In addition to his wife, Fred is survived by three daughters: Hope (Royce) Chandler of Tampa, Florida, Mary Ann (Bill) Grant of Princeville, Illinois, and Susan (John) Long of St. Petersburg, Florida. He also leaves 11 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. We extend the deepest of sympathies to the entire family.
Fred left his successful career with Proctor and Gamble early, at the age of 57, in order to devote himself more fully to serving God. In addition to his clear love for the Lord, Fred brought wisdom, sound judgment, and business acumen to the Florida College Board of Directors from 1967-2002. He also served as Vice-Chairman from 1993-2002.

Fred’s generosity seemed unending, and he helped fund a college education for countless students. He had a special concern for foreign students and assisted at least a dozen Colombian students with tuition.

In 1998, Fred and Mary received the Friend to Youth Award, which is the highest honor bestowed by Florida College. Fred and Mary are also Lifetime Charter Members of the Florida College Society.

Fred Pollock left a legacy through his lifetime of devotion and service. He will forever be remembered for his deep commitment to the College and her students, and we will miss his presence.