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Father of Terri Poland Christofferson ’68 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on July 20, 2011

Richard D. POLAND

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POLAND Richard D. Richard D. Poland, of Toledo, passed away Monday, July 18, 2011, in his home. Just 2 days short of his 93rd birthday. He was a graduate of Libbey High School, where he played baseball and football. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, who served in the Philippines during WWII. He retired after 35 years from Libbey Owens Ford. He was a charter member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. He enjoyed playing golf and attending his grandchildren and great grandchildren’s sporting events. He was preceded in death by his wife Bernadine and his brothers, John and Raphael, and sister, Gertrude. He is survived by children, Patricia (James) Dey, Rick (Linda) Poland and Terri (Tom) Christofferson; grand children, Amy (Troy) Gray, Lori (Jerry) Lamb, John Dey, Sherri (Tom) Henson, Cari (Lewis) Ramirez, Tommy (Tina) Christofferson, Ricky and Andy Poland; great grandchildren, Amanda Gray, Kiley Stevenson, Braden Ramirez, Christian and Aidan Lamb, Casey and Samantha Christofferson, and Lorelei and Riley Henson. Friends may visit on Thursday 2-8pm at Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., where a scripture service will be held at 7pm. Funeral Services Friday beginning at 9:15am at the Funeral Home followed by a funeral mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church at 10 A.M. Entombment at Resurrection Cemetery. Donations should be directed to Central Catholic High School Athletic Department or Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Please view and sign the on-line guest registry at

Published in Toledo Blade on July 20, 2011

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