Paul C. Polillo

Paul C. Polillo

OLYMPIA - Former Naselle resident Paul C. Polillo, 85, of Olympia, died on Wednesday, July 26, 2006, after suffering from Parkinson's disease for several years. The son of Joseph and Lucy Polillo, he was born Sept. 16, 1920, in Washougal. One of four children, he was raised in the Ridgefield area.

After high school Mr. Polillo entered Pacific Lutheran College, then was called to serve his country in the Army in Europe and Normandy Beach during World War II. After serving for three years, he finished college with a teacher's degree.

He and his new wife, Sona, moved to Naselle where he was a teacher and principal for 33 years.

He was a member of the Lions' Club, a board member of Timberland Regional Library, and a port commissioner at the Port of Ilwaco. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed the outdoors.

Survivors include his sisters, Jennie Wack of Rocklin, Calif., Margurite Tetz of Eugene, Ore., and Gladys Gause of San Jose, Calif.; a daughter, Paula (Bruce) Braniff of Olympia; two grandchildren, Leandra Braniff and Trista (James) Nesbit; and two great-grandchildren, Gage and Andin of Olympia.

His wife and a son, James Mark Polillo preceded him in death.

In accordance with his wishes, there will be a private service for both Mr. and Mrs. Polillo on Aug. 25. Arrangements are by Penttila's Chapel by The Sea.

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