Bernie Polentz

Profile Updated: December 30, 2019
Class Year: 1962
Residing In: Stone Mountain, GA USA
Spouse/Partner: Henrietta (Etta) Nottoli, Married Oct. 7th, 2017
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 (Retired)  

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)

Update: Married Etta Nottoli Oct, 7th, 2017. Living in Snellville, GA. Spend much of our time visiting our families or traveling for pleasure. Still looking for a publisher for my Vietnam memoir.

Posted: Sep 15, 2015 at 11:31 PM