Bernie Polentz

Profile Updated: January 17, 2017
Class Year: 1962
Residing In: Stone Mountain, GA USA
Spouse/Partner: Joanne (Kranick) deceased, May 2014
Occupation: Retired
Children: Kirsten Haas, born 1971. Currently resides in Reading, PA

Bethany Polentz (Barics), born 1975. More…Currently resides in Alameda, CA
Military Service: USMC  
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After graduation from South Catholic in '62 attended University of Scranton for one year. Enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1964 and served aboard USS Northampton. Commissioned a 2nd Lt. in '67. Served in Vietnam from Oct. '67 to Oct. '68. After Vietnam had subsequent assignments in Hawaii; Quantico, VA.; Okinawa, Japan; Norfolk, VA; Atlanta, GA; Japan: and Albany, GA.
Married Joanne Kranick of Green Ridge in 1970 and had two beautiful daughters, Kirsten and Bethany. Graduated from Old Dominion University with a BA in 1977. Retired from the Marine Corps in 1984 at the rank of Major and returned to Atlanta. Was General Manager and Regional Sales Manager for a Marietta GA company for 15 Years. Retired in 2003 and took a part time position at the Atlanta Athletic Club for the next twelve years. After Joanne's death in May, 2014 I retired from the AAC. I will attend the reunion with Etta Nottoli, a dear friend and companion. After leaving South Catholic I continued my interest in music. I sang with our church choir for over 25 years including our concerts tours in Rome and Spain. I sang with the church choir in Reading, PA and I still cantor at least one Mass per month. I performed with the Albany Community Chorus in Albany GA. and sang with the Stone Mountain Barbershop Chorus for over six Years. I was a member of the Corpus Christi Theater Ministry and performed in "Call Me Madam" and had the male lead in "Man Of La Mancha". I look forward to seeing my old classmates. (no pun intended)

Just an update for those interested. Still living in Stone Mountain, GA. Emphasis on "living". Spending my days working on my memoir about my time in Vietnam. Hope to have it finished in a few months and will be looking for a publisher. Spend my evenings having wine and dinner with Etta. Going on a cross ocean cruise to Barcelona at the end of March '17.

Posted: Sep 15, 2015 at 11:31 PM