David Polk

David Polk

November 30, 1959 July 25, 2019

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Obituary for David R. Polk

David R. Polk, 59

COLUMBUS, OH – David R. Polk, of Columbus, formerly of East Liverpool, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019, at Mount Carmel East Hospital in Columbus following a brief illness. He was 59.

Born in Columbus, November 30, 1959, he was a son of Richard Polk of Columbus and Joan Smith Schwimer of West Palm Beach, Florida. A member of the Vermilion High School Class of 1977, he then graduated from the Ohio State College of Barber Styling in 1984. For 30 years he worked as a hair stylist and barber in Ohio and Florida. While living in Columbus he worked at his shop on High Street where he was well regarded among the students at Ohio State and at one time he worked as a consultant with Paul Mitchell.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Gretchen Furlong and her husband, Jim, of Lancaster, New York, and Megan Dennard and her husband, Paul, of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and a brother, Stephen Dysert and his fiancée, Andi, of Buffalo, New York. Two nephews also survive, Drew Doherty and Seamus Furlong.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Amy Polk.

A graveside service will be held at a later date at Columbiana County Memorial Park.

Memorial tributes may take the form of contributions in care of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 3803 N Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203 or at

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    Columbiana County Memorial Park
    16078 Irish Ridge Road
    East Liverpool, Ohio
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Paul Thayer

May he rest in peace!
Paul M. Thayer
VHS, '76
Comment | Posted at 01:55pm via Condolence

Helen jane blowers

Absolutely sad to hear about Dave’s passing. We became telephone friends a few years ago and had a lot of conversations . He was a super nice guy .
Comment | Posted at 05:30am via Condolence

Renee Lemke

I also went to school with Dave. He was a great person. I will pray for the family through this heartfelt time. God Bless you all.
Renee Lemke
Comment | Posted at 09:08pm via Condolence

Larry Whitacre

Very sorry for your families loss. I attended school with Dave and considered him a friend. May he rest in peace.
Comment | Posted at 08:37pm via Condolence

Carol, Mike, Erica, Eric, Michael, Matthew, Hannah

We plant this tree in loving memory of David. May his soul find eternal peace and his spirit soar high into the heavens.

May family, faith and friends bring you comfort and strength during this difficult time. Peace be with you always. Much love to all.
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Carol, Mike, Erica, Eric, Michael, Matthew, Hannah planted a memorial tree for David Polk
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