Russell F. Polivka

December 1, 1933 - July 11, 2017

12/01/1933 - 07/11/2017

Russell F. Polivka, 83, of Bellaire, Ohio died Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born December 1, 1933 in Shadyside, OH., a son of the late Frank and Sophia Kukura Polivka.

Russ was a retired Shop Foreman of Consol Energy’s McElroy Mine, a mechanic at Shadyside Pennzoil, a social member of Bellaire VFW Post 626, F.O.E and the Cave Club of Wheeling, WV.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Jean Johnson in 2007; a son, Dana Polivka; a granddaughter, Kerri Jo Polivka and two sisters.
Surviving are two sons, Chad (Jackie) Polivka of Bellaire, Frank (Dotty) Polivka of Jacobsburg, OH; two daughters, Lisa (Frank) Imer of Shadyside and Shelly (Tom) Alderman of Moundsville, WV; several grandchildren; a special brother-in-law, Donald Crozier; several nieces and nephews.
As per Russ’s wishes, private inurnment in Holly Memorial Gardens will be held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements by Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory, Bellaire.
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Fran Sobray
6 years ago

My sincere sympathy to all of you. Always enjoyed talking with Russ.

Lori and Walker Polivka
6 years ago

In Deepest Sympathy, Russell will be sadly missed. Walker and Russell shared the love of Nascar and the great Earnhardts and also their passion for bowling. He was a great man and loving grandfather. May you rest in peace and fly high.

Rose,Kathy and Debbie Johnson
6 years ago

Deepest sympathy. May the good memories serve as a source of comfort in the coming days! From your Belleville Bunch

Bob Munjas
6 years ago

Sorry to hear of Russ’ passing, please accept my condolences.