Harry “Ned” Edwin Pollock, Jr. ’43

Harry “Ned” Edwin Pollock, Jr. ’43, of Charlotte, N.C., died on Apr. 1. He was born on Apr. 30, 1920, in Pittsburgh, Pa., the son of the late Harry Edwin Pollock and Sara Brockman Pollock. The Pollock family moved to Asheville, N.C., in June 1934. Mr. Pollock received his education at Asheville School, Staunton Military Academy, and Davidson College. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the 2nd Infantry, landing at Utah Beach in France on D-day. For his valor he was awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, the Verdun Medal, and the Presidential Unit Citation. He also served in the Korean War as head of the Heavy Weapons Department of the Infantry School at Fort Benning, Ga. After the war, Mr. Pollock returned to Asheville where he had been president of the Asheville Jr. Chamber of Commerce, board of directors of the Salvation Army, three-year chairman of the City Board of Elections, and was chairman of the successful bond referendum to allow jets to land at Asheville Municipal Airport. For nine years Mr. Pollock lived in Baltimore, Md., where he was president of sales and marketing for American Express Financial Advisors (now Ameriprise Financial), and in 1972 he moved to Charlotte where he finished his 30-year tenure as eastern regional VP of sales in 1983. Active in civic affairs, Mr. Pollock was president of Boys Town of North Carolina and Big Brothers of Charlotte, the board of visitors of Elon Home for Children, served seven years on the Airport Advisory Committee and founded the Charlotte Boxing Academy where he served as its executive director. His efforts helped produce a member of the 2000 U.S. Olympic Team. Mr. Pollock is survived by his wife, Eugenia “Gene” Wright Pollock, 2001 Meadowood Ln., Charlotte, N.C. 28211; a son, Harry Edwin Pollock III (Cathy); two grandsons, David Bauman Pollock and James Andrew Pollock; and one great-granddaughter. Mr. Pollock was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Bauman Pollock; his youngest son, Andrew Bauman Pollock; and his three sisters, Joan Pollock Beverly, Ruth Pollock Underwood, and Mary Pollock Austin.