Edward James Pollard

February 24, 1932 ~ April 17, 2022 (age 90)


CUYAHOGA FALLS - Edward Pollard, 90, passed away on April 17, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Ed was born in Northfield on February 24, 1932 to the late Mary C. Pollard. He was a graduate of St. Joseph Grade School in Cuyahoga Falls and was a 1950 graduate of St. Mary High School. He was a lifetime parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church, where he was an altar server as a child. Ed was a renowned and brilliant artist and used his skills to pave his career. He began as Art Director for Roadway where he developed the Rex Roadway character and published their bi-weekly magazine. He also worked as vice-president Stalker Advertising and worked to develop many advertising campaigns including the Graham Ford Man. He later worked for Ed Mullinax Ford, running their advertising Agency developing the Mullinax Supertrader and
the Sports Beat Magazine, a monthly magazine which covered all of the Cleveland Sports teams. Ed ended his career working with Charles Mayer Studios. Throughout his career he was a portrait artist and his drawing and paintings can be found locally and nationally, including a portrait of JFK hung in one of the federal buildings near the White House.
In addition to his mother, Ed was preceded in death by his wife Louise. He is survived by his children Edward Pollard, Mary Jo Bittner, & Michael (Cindy) Pollard . Ed was extremely proud of his grandchildren Ashley(Justin) Layton, Austin Pollard, Nathan Bittner, and Nicole, Mackenzie, & Mikey Pollard & three great-grandchildren; sisters Dolores Snock, Joan Eckert, & Jean Balas, as well as many nieces & nephews. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, April 20, from 5-7 pm at the Anthony Funeral Home McGowan-Reid & Santos Chapel, 247 Stow Ave. (at Third St., one block north of Portage Trail in) Cuyahoga Falls. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, April 21, at 11:00 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Second St. in Cuyahoga Falls. Interment with full military Honors will follow at All Saints Cemetery in Northfield.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Joseph Catholic Churchin Ed's memory. (Anthony Funeral Homes, FALLS,

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Calling Hours
April 20, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Anthony Funeral Home McGowan-Reid & Santos Chapel
247 Stow Ave.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

April 21, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
1761 Second St.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

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Graveside Service
April 21, 2022

12:15 PM
All Saints Cemetery
480 W. Highland Road Northfield, OH 44067 : (216) 641-7575 Ext. 5 : (330) 468-2264
Northfield, OH 44067

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