In Remembrance: Andrew J. Polak ’73 Died on December 18 2020

Andrew Jeffrey Polak passed away on December 18, 2020, at the age of 69. He had a career in technology but “found his passion providing counseling and guidance to others.” He is survived by his two daughters, Ilana and Hilary Polak, and his fiancée, Eva Marie Sotomil Suelan.

A full obituary ran in the Republican on December 22, 2020.

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    RICHARD BEACHAM, 8:13am May 05 2021 | Ico flag Flag as inappropriate

    I first met Andy as his Freshman Counsellor in the Autumn of 1969; both of us resident in the same entryway of Lawrance Hall. We soon became fast friends, and remained so throughout his undergraduate years. We talked a lot, shared a lot, partied a great deal, had many friends in common, and -- above all -- had tremendous fun together in each other's company. Many years later, we reconnected, thanks to Facebook, and renewed our friendship. Two years ago, we met -- somehow inevitably -- by arrangement, at the Yale Club in NY. I cherish that and so many other memories. Andy was a deeply thoughtful person, with overwhelming empathy, and a capacity to express his thoughts on philosophy, religion, and human relationships with great insight and an abundance of compassion. I mourn him deeply. He was a close friend, and greatly valued companion.

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