Gregory 'Polock' Sovanski


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Posted Online: Feb. 05, 2013, 6:19 pm
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Gregory "Polock" Sovanski, 67, of Moline, died on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at Trinity Rock Island.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Friday at Van Hoe Funeral Home, East Moline. Burial is at Rock Island National Cemetery, where East Moline American Legion Post 227 will conduct military honors. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the local American Cancer Society.
Greg was born on Oct. 24, 1945, in Moline, the son of Adolph and Clara Hamilton Sovanski. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. He married Judy Herbon Cook on June 12, 1982. She died on May 22, 2005. He later married Lois Warren on Dec. 29, 2007, in Moline.
He worked at the former International Harvester Farmall, Rock Island, and retired in 1993 from Navistar in Ohio. He enjoyed golfing and was an avid NASCAR, Chicago Cubs and Bears fan. He was a member of the Friends Circle Club and was on the board of directors at the East End Club, Moline.
Survivors include his wife, Lois; daughter, Wendy Blair, Mt. Vernon, Iowa; stepchildren, Theresa (Marc) Penney, Moline, Dawn (Jason) Stubbs, East Moline, and Michelle (Tony) Schwab, Hampton; grandson, Taylor Petersen; seven stepgranddaughters; brother, Albert (Maggie) Sovanski, Coal Valley; and sister, Kathleen (Raynold) Runge, Durant. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Shawn; and wife, Judy.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.vanhoe.com.












 



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