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Jonathan D. Polk

Jonathan D. Polk, 69, of Waterford, Michigan, died on 04 August 2020.

The Funeral was A PRIVATE FAMILY GRAVESIDE SERVICE on Sunday, 09 August 2020 at 10:30 AM .

Rabbi David Nelson and Rabbi Robert Gamer officiated.

Click to watch a video of the recorded service.

JONATHAN D. POLK, 69, of Waterford, who fought bipolar illness and became a fierce recipient rights advocate for Community Mental Health, died August 4, 2020. Loved by his family and friends and known for his sometimes wacky sense of humor, he was also a skilled photographer and woodworker who could make or fix anything. Beloved brother of Donna Lipson of Shaker Heights, Ohio, Richard (Eileen) Polk of Huntington Woods. Although Donna lived outstate, she and Richard were a team who worked together to help Jonathan live a productive and creative life. Adored uncle of Binyomin (Carin) Lipson, of Ra’anana, Israel and the late Joshua Lipson, Samuel (Kate Becker) Polk of Brookline, Massachusetts, Brian (Cadi) Polk, of Oakwood, Ohio, and Laura (Joshua) Bobrow of Franklin. He was a special great uncle to Batya (Yehuda) Zinger, Racheli, Moshe, Zev, Lazi and Nechami Lipson, Hannah and Jack Polk, Evie and Josie Polk and Sophia Bobrow and great-great uncle to Chaya Ruth Zinger.

The family will be gathering for a Zoom shiva Sunday 6:30-8:30 with services at 7 pm.  

Metro Detroit’s Jewish funeral homes have agreed that families should follow the directive of Centers for Disease Control and restrict the size of gatherings to no more than 36.

For now, in-person funeral attendance will be limited to only immediate family. Otherwise, funerals may be viewed live and recorded on chapel websites.

Together, we thank the community for understanding during this unusual and challenging time.

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Jonathan D. Polk may do so by making a contribution to:

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