Richard Edward Polivka
Polivka, Richard (Rich) Edward, 77, of Hendersonville, NC, passed away on October 8, 2021, after a period of declining health. He was born in Chicago, IL, to the late Frank and Mildred Polivka on October 13, 1943.
Upon graduating from high school, Rich volunteered to serve our country in the United States Marine Corps. He was a proud to be Vietnam Veteran. After his time in the Marines, Rich was employed as an installer and repairman for Bell Telephone Company. He retired at the age of 54.
Rich was a member of the Fletcher Seventh-day Adventist Church, where he enjoyed being a deacon for the past 45 years.
He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Richard is predeceased by a brother Frank Polivka. Left to cherish Rich’s memory are his beloved wife of fifty-four years, Shirley Miller Polivka, of Hendersonville, NC; children: Lora (Jeremy) Patton of Hendersonville, NC; Dawn (Kris) Christianson of Jasper, Indiana; Richie Polivka of Hendersonville, NC; grandchildren: Jordyn and Ciara, Stephen, Nick and Cassidy; brother: Terry Polivka (Trish) of Naperville, Illinois. Rich also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.
Rich was buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hendersonville, NC.