John L “Huey” Pollow, 60, of Youngsville, passed away peacefully on February 16, 2021, surrounded by family at his daughter’s 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 entrepreneurial 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.