John L. Pollow

Born: Sat., Oct. 15, 1960
Died: Tue., Feb. 16, 2021

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John L “Huey” Pollow, 60, of Youngsville, passed away peacefully February 16, 2021 surrounded by family at his daughters house in Pittsfield. John was born October 15, 1960 in Warren to the late Richard and Jeanne Highhouse Pollow. John grew up in Irvine Pa. and graduated in 1978 from Youngsville High School.

John was the current owner of Huey's Place in Youngsville, operating for over 30 years. This business he put his heart and soul into. John was witty and smart and a natural jokester, he amused his patrons with countless jokes and stories. Along with  great food, he made Huey's the place you wanted to be and the man you wanted to see, always putting a smile on your face.

A jack of all trades, he wore many other hats over the years.  Inheriting a work ethic and entreprenuial spirit from his father, he started very young, doing odd jobs and building picnic tables to sell. His first big venture was with his brother Bill. Only teenagers working from home, together they ran Pollow’s Autobody and Snowmobile Repair for many years. John was well known as a premier autobody man, people bringing vehicles from all over for his work. He was very artistic and loved to paint flames on everything. Besides that business, he also worked at the Buckaloon's Ski Resort running the snow making machines. He was the bar manager at Gilbert's Stadium Lounge in Warren, for many years. For kicks, he also tried his hand as an Insurance Salesman, Potato Chip delivery man, and other misc. adventures he desired. He was also a skilled carpenter, building booths and other things for his business by himself. A born entertainer, he loved to sing and dance. He and his best friend Ron Boekeloo started a DJ/Karaoke business traveling throughout the area for weddings and parties. He was also known for his Elvis impersonation and would travel to the local nursing home in his rhinestone suit to put on a show to the delight of residents.

John was also an avid golfer playing on a Jackson Valley Team and avid pool player, also playing on many leagues. He loved his pontoon boat, taking many people for trips on the lake, and owned a limo to haul friends to parties. He also dearly loved his Indian motorcycle, snowmobiling, and four wheeling.

John will be best remembered as the kindhearted, humble gentle giant. A family man who was especially proud of all his children and loved them all unconditionally. He was so proud to be able to walk his daughter Savannah down the aisle, and sing at her wedding last fall. All of the memories are vast and the adventures were daily. The only regret that John had in life was never fulfilling his dream to drive the Oscar Meyer Wiener Mobile! A jokester till the end. He will be greatly missed by all.

He is survived by his children, Jonathan Pollow and his companion Megan Foley, Savannah and her husband Shawn Littlefield, Amber Johnson, his brother, William Pollow and his wife Cathy, a niece Chandra Hunter, his best friend, Ron Boekeloo and his grand doggies, Sherman and Zander.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date that will be announced.

The family suggests memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Warren County 1 Main St. Warren , PA 16365The Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Youngsville are entrusted with all arrangements. Condolences to the family may be made at

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Linda and Carl Hornstrom
   Posted Thu February 18, 2021
So sorry to John's kids, brother Bill for your loss. It was fun growing up in Irvine with John.

Julie Anderson
   Posted Thu February 18, 2021
I am deeply saddened by John’s passing. He was always giving of his time for school functions including judging Mr. YHS. What a fun time everyone had. I will miss John’s fun and happy attitude whenever he made his rounds around patrons tables at Huey’s. My condolences to the family. He will be missed in Youngsville. What a wonderful person.

Jane Bowser
   Posted Thu February 18, 2021
I met John when I would come up and visit family. We were pen pals way back when. Such a great person! Condolences to his family.

Cindy and Leo Sibble
   Posted Thu February 18, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

June & Gib Mason
   Posted Thu February 18, 2021
To all the Pollow families,
When I came home to Youngsville I always made sure I went to Huey's because John made you feel right at home. My deepest of condolences go out to the families during this sad time.

   Posted Thu February 18, 2021
Bill, Family and Friends, What a beautiful and so true Obituary. Nothing more I can say. I will never forget the time many years ago when we first met. It was the Sunday before deer season I needed my sled fixed to haul family members into the woods to hunt, They had it done at 11:00 pm. that night ! ! Although we have drifted apart over the years Our friendship's are still close in our hearts. My sincere heartfelt Condolence's . Smooth sailing John, My Friend. Rest in Peace and may God's hand touch and heal all the Hearts you have touched.

Colleen Rapp Robinson
   Posted Thu February 18, 2021
My sincerest condolences. This is a fantastic obituary, fitting for a guy who will always be remembered fondly.

Jen Willings
   Posted Thu February 18, 2021
John, we spent a little less than half of our lives knowing, babysitting and working for you. You were always there for us....things/life happened. Didn't spend a lot of time with you in the last few years.... ut you were thought of very single day. I know you are looking down and watching over all of those you love and cherish. Fly high big guy. Loved and will never be forgotten...always. I'm praying for the kids and those super close to you, Jen

Mary lu zock
   Posted Thu February 18, 2021
Very sad at his passing. A great guy, he will never be forgotten. My deepest condolences to the whole family.may he Rest In Peace.

trevor smith
   Posted Thu February 18, 2021
prayers to family .so sorry for your loss

Lisa Andersen Brown
   Posted Thu February 18, 2021
I had the pleasure of working with John back in the Stadium Lounge days. He and Ronnie made it so much fun. Always singing and joking made it so much more fun. I never had the opportunity to meet the kids but I know he was a proud father! May his legacy live on in you. God Bless

Laural Falconer
   Posted Thu February 18, 2021
John will be deeply missed. He was a great person in the community. Very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends.

Charlene Kellerman
   Posted Thu February 18, 2021
I have great memories of John during my growing up years in Irvine. Walking from mom and dads to Buckaloons usually meant a stop in to see what John was working on. I remember lots of VW “bugs”. Sending much love for comforting memories.

Diana l Steber
   Posted Thu February 18, 2021
He was such a nice guy, he will greatly be missed

Brenda Pepper
   Posted Thu February 18, 2021
I'm so sorry for your loss. He will be missed by so many people.

Penny Lyon
   Posted Thu February 18, 2021
Merle and I send our condolences to the family. We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers

chris n roberta kemery
   Posted Thu February 18, 2021
You were are great guy. A lot of people looked up to you for what you have done. You will be greatly missed by the community and so many others .RIP jonh.

Donald Shelley stec
   Posted Thu February 18, 2021
We are so sorry to hear this news. What a great guy he was. Every time you saw him there was a huge smile in his face. He always made a special point to talk to Kevin. That made his day. We will miss him

Anita Archuleta
   Posted Thu February 18, 2021
So very sorry for your loss. Nick and Anita Archuleta

Juanita Robert's Neilson
   Posted Thu February 18, 2021
So sorry to hear this as I watch John grow up living in the same neighbor hood he was always a good kid and him and the other of us kids in the neighbor hood always had fun

Mike & Joanna Fehlman
   Posted Thu February 18, 2021
So very sorry for your loss. He was such a great person and will surely be missed!

Steven and Elizabeth klark
   Posted Thu February 18, 2021
John I can’t tell you how much me and my wife have enjoyed coming to Hueys and my kids to enjoy a meal and I can always count on you being there smiling just happy to see us you always did everything you could to improve the place and keep everybody happy you’re gonna be very much missed my friend thank you

Randy and Kay McKinney
   Posted Thu February 18, 2021
Pollow Family, So sorry to hear of John's passing. He will be missed. Our Thoughts ar
nd prayers are with you at this time.

Tom gazdak
   Posted Fri February 19, 2021
So sorry to hear of John’s passing we grew up together he was always a joy to be around and was quite the prankster , he was a great person and a great friend ,you will be missed my friend

John Sabat
   Posted Fri February 19, 2021
So sorry for your loss i've known John for many years he will be missed by all.

Claude Bower
   Posted Fri February 19, 2021
R.I.P. my friend !!!

Chuck and Deb Eastman
   Posted Fri February 19, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss.John was a great guy and will be missed by all.

Ted dunmire
   Posted Fri February 19, 2021
Sorry for your loss,remember John from high school always a good guy.

Shelley Carter
   Posted Fri February 19, 2021
I’m so sorry for you’re loss. Our family grew up with him. He lived just around the corner from my parents. He will be greatly missed.

richard armstrong
   Posted Fri February 19, 2021
its hard to imagine the size of the void created with john's passing. his spirit touched so many. may we all take comfort in the thought he has gone to bigger better things and is once again the healthy, vibrant soul he will always be. my condolences to all , but especially his family. "elvis has left the building"

Ralph & Elsie Pasquino
   Posted Fri February 19, 2021
So sorry to learn of the passing of John Pollow. Elsie and I knew John through his affiliation with Gilbert's Italian Dining and the Stadium Lounge. Along with being just a very nice person, John was the most honest and hard working person an employer could ever ask for. IWe always use to tell him he was like a son to us. He will be missed. Rest in Peace, John.

Ralph & Elsie Pasquino, The Villages, Florida

Karey Smith
   Posted Fri February 19, 2021
Beautiful tribute to a beautiful soul. Thank you for all the laughs and love John, the Smith family

Kevin Warner
   Posted Fri February 19, 2021
I am at a loss for words except,
"What a beautiful man!"

Jim Battista
   Posted Fri February 19, 2021
So sorry for your Loss. I knew John from his Stadium Lounge Days.

Sue Goich aka Bumblebee
   Posted Fri February 19, 2021
I was so sad to hear about John. My family spent a lot of time at Huey's while we lived in Youngsville. My best wishes to his family and friends.
He called me Bumblebee after holding up a parade because of a mishap with my epipen. It was a running joke with him. Rest in Peace, John. You were a good man.

   Posted Fri February 19, 2021
so sorry to hear this i met john about 15 years ago when i bought my camp. john was a great man in my eyes he always had a good story and made you fill good. i will miss john and it was a honor to have met him. virgil (waterford)

Bev. Moore
   Posted Fri February 19, 2021
I have always from the time I met the teenager thought John was great. always smiling a jokester and all around good guy. Loved his mother brother and especially his children. May you all remember him fondly and remember the good times.

Randy & Jill Sharp
   Posted Fri February 19, 2021
So sorry for your loss. He will be missed.

Tim & Stephanie Maze
   Posted Sat February 20, 2021
Dear Jonathan and Savannah,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad time. We will truly miss your dad's smile. But more than anything, we'll miss his laugh. No one in the whole wide world will ever be able to even come close to his absolutely wonderful laugh!!

Bette Bunce
   Posted Sat February 20, 2021
I am going to really miss you friend as are many many others. RIP John

Ernie Nichols
   Posted Sat February 20, 2021
John was always fun to be around and Bill and him were always good people. Godspeed John

Jane Benson
   Posted Sun February 21, 2021
I am so sorry and saddened to hear the news of John's passing.

Ryan Gray
   Posted Mon February 22, 2021
I'm so sorry to hear of John's passing. He worked for me running a potato chip route with Troyer Farms. He did a excellent job and loved being out and seeing quite a few people he knew.The customers all enjoyed having him. We shared a lot of great times while we worked together that I will certainly remember.You will definitely be missed ... God Speed John 😎🏁

vern & judy perrin
   Posted Wed February 24, 2021
We are saddened to hear that John has passed. Our hearts go out to all of you.

Kelly L Abraham
   Posted Thu February 25, 2021
Rest in peace john you will be missed by so many.
Kelly Abraham

Michael Suppa
   Posted Sun February 28, 2021
My condolences and prayers to John's family. I would run into John now and then through the years and always enjoyed his humor and love of life. Where I really got to know John was during his years at the Stadium Lounge. John worked there and my friends and I basically lived there. I still remember fondly, a number of funny happenings during our times there. He was a great guy and will be truly missed by many.

Sue Malinowski
   Posted Tue March 02, 2021
Our deepest condolences to the family, Huey
was a great friend..we enjoyed every visit with him he sure had a great personality..He will be missed ...until we meet again rest in peace dear friend, Whitey & Sue 🙏

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