James Polak, 69, of Bryan, passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, in Bryan. A visitation with family and friends will be held Saturday, April 29, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Nobles Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will immediately follow at 11:00 AM with Ricky Alderete officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Nobles Funeral Chapel.
James was born to his parents, Frank and Annie Elizabeth Hajdik Polak, on Thursday, June 28, 1953, in Houston. James learned a lot working alongside his dad and acquired his love of salt water fishing from his parents, especially his dad. James also loved surfing and water skiing. Every year in June and September they would have a family gathering in Galveston for a week of salt water fishing, beach fun, and some awesome dinners.
James attended TEEX of The Texas A&M University Systems earning his degree in Electronic Technology in 1981. Soon after, he started working at Westinghouse where he met his wife, Sharon Kay Jones. They married on March 24, 1990, in College Station. Born to this union were Nicholas Franklynn Theodore Polak and Christopher Douglas Polak. He was employed with the United States Postal Service as an electronic technician, until his retirement.
He enjoyed the beach, especially saltwater fishing and loved having both his sons with him in all his outdoor adventures. One of his proudest moments was when both of his sons achieved their rank of Eagle Scout. Another proud moment was when his son married the love of his life, Amber Nicole Alderete, and welcomed his first granddaughter, Aubrey.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Annie Polak; brother Larry Wayne Polak, and his father-in-law, Theodore Wellington Jones.
Left to cherish his memories, are his wife of 33 years, Sharon Kay Polak; his sons, Nicholas and wife Amber Polak, Christopher Polak, his granddaughter, Aubrey Polak; his brother, Gene Polak; his sister, Annette Schmidt and husband William; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
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