Deceased Information


    Susan Bolgla Pollock

    Shoshana Penina bas Dov Beryl v Raisa Laya

  • AGE



    Saturday, December 18, 2021 (Before Sunset)


    Tuesday, December 21, 2021


    2:00 PM


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    (Burial at North Atlanta Memorial Park)

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    Susan Bolgla Pollock, 73, passed away on December 18, 2021, in Dunwoody, Georgia, after a long battle with cancer. Susan was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 16, 1948. She moved to Augusta, Georgia, with her parents, the late Dr. Benjamin Bolgla and the late Raiza Bolgla Berg, when she was two years old. 

    Susan was very active in the Jewish community in Augusta through a number of organizations including BBYO. After graduation from the Academy of Richmond County in 1966, she attended the University of Georgia as a member of the Governor’s Honors Program. Susan married Stanley Pollock, Atlanta, Georgia, on December 22, 1968, during their junior year of college. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor of science degree in education. Susan began her distinguished career in education as a first grade teacher for three years. After moving to Atlanta in 1973, and the birth of their first child, Mark, Susan decided to seek work in a related field, child day care, which afforded her more flexible hours to give her more time at home with a young child.

    Susan advanced in the day care field from being a teacher to the Director of three different preschools. During those years of day care work, she was the founding Director of the Temple Sinai preschool and worked there for over 20 years. After her last preschool director position, she worked with public schools in Atlanta as a reading instructor until she retired. Throughout her distinguished career she always cherished her direct contact with young children.

    Susan was an avid fan of Broadway theater and enjoyed going to New York and attending multiple plays in one day. She also enjoyed traveling, particularly leisurely trips to the beach where she could walk along the edge of the water and listen to music. She also enjoyed regular mah-jong games with her friends.

    Susan was a wonderful and loving wife to her husband of almost 53 years, Stanley, and a loving and devoted mother to her children, Mark Pollock (Keri), Jennifer Bender (Mike) and Brittany Pollock. She was a marvelous and greatly loved Bubbie to her four grandchildren, Hannah Bender, Max Pollock, Sarah Pollock and Sydney Bender.

    Susan is also survived by brothers Harvey Bolgla (Robert), Mitchell Bolgla ( Michele) and sisters Beth Bolgla, (Jack) and Jan Bolgla (Bob). 

    Susan was a wonderful person to all who knew her, whether family, friends or colleagues. While she will be missed greatly, she will always serve as an inspiration to all who had the privilege of knowing her.

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  • The Dressler Family

    May the memories of our loved ones remain for a blessing.

  • Jimmy and Dale Glenn

    From our days in Athens to Susan's positive impact on the education of our children, we remember Susan as a very sweet, genuine and capable person. Our thoughts to the family.

    December 29, 2021 , 03:38 PM

  • Steve & Leslye Lapidus

    Stanley, Leslye joins me in extending to you and your family our heartfelt sympathy. Susan was a special person. Her infectious smile created a warmth and calmness to all who knew her. We pray that her memory will be a blessing and comfort to those whom she loved.

    December 26, 2021 , 11:33 PM

  • Judy Thomas

    Susan was a very special person. I really enjoyed working with her at Temple Sinai. She was always kind to me and to my family. May her memory be a blessing.

    December 23, 2021 , 05:56 PM

  • Susan Addlestone Berlijn

    I am so very sorry to not have been able to be there in person today with all of you. I love each and everyone of you. Listening to everyone's beautiful words I felt the presene and the essence of Susan; an extraordinary woman filled with love, wisdom, care and heart. She leaves an amazing legacy for you, who she loved so well and so much. It has been a beautiful service for a beautiful lady. Love you all, Susan

    December 21, 2021 , 08:38 PM

  • Julie Cohen

    I am so sad to hear of Susan’s passing. She had a great love for children and education, which influenced my life when working with her at TSP. May her memory be a blessing.

    December 20, 2021 , 11:28 PM

  • Phyllis Fraley

    Freshman year, the dorm, the sorority and all those best memories have Susan’s sweet smile and darling personality. Condolences, Stanley, to you and your family.

    December 20, 2021 , 07:25 PM

  • Robyn Tanenbaum

    Susan was such a special lady. I feel very fortunate that our three kids were under her leadership at Temple Sinai PreSchool for many years. She will be missed by many

    December 20, 2021 , 06:53 PM

  • Dianne and Don Jaslow

    Stanley and family, We were saddened to hear of Susan's passing. She was not only loving and special to all of you, but also to the many kids whose lives she touched throughout her career as an educator and administrator. We are so sorry for your great loss. Dianne and Don

    December 20, 2021 , 06:47 PM

  • Karen Fox

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I knew Susan from college years and was so happy to see her at the MJCCA exercise classes. She always had a smile and the nicest comments when we chatted. May your loving memories of your kind, caring Susan bring you comfort and strength.

    December 20, 2021 , 05:35 PM

  • Judy Schulman

    Stanley, I am so sorry for you and your family at this sad time. Susan always had a smile on her face and I was always glad to see her and catch up. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    December 20, 2021 , 05:00 PM

  • Janice and Joe Nodvin

    Stan, Jennifer, Brittany and Mark, we are so sorry to learn of Susan’s passing. May her memory bring you comfort.

    December 20, 2021 , 03:11 AM

  • Patty & Gene Benator

    Dearest Stan: Patty joins me in sending our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to you and the family on Susan's passing. She was a wonderful person beloved by everyone, especially her students. Thinking of you!

    December 20, 2021 , 02:55 AM

  • Donna and Arthur Salus

    Our sincere sympathy to your family. Susan was a compassionate and sensitive friend. She will be missed.

    December 20, 2021 , 01:48 AM

  • Holly and AJ Silverman

    We are heartbroken. Susan was so special and she will be so missed. She left a legacy of love and we both hope that helps in the coming days. May her memory always be a blessing. We love you all, Holly and AJ

    December 20, 2021 , 12:19 AM

  • Ilene and Jonathan Miller

    Stanley and your dear family, We are so very sorry to hear of Susan’s passing. She was a devoted wife, mother, and educator. She will be remembered for her chessed and love of kids. May her memory be for a blessing. May you be comforted with all the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

    December 19, 2021 , 11:00 PM

  • Harold Einstein

    Stanley, my deepest sympathies to you and your family on your loss. May you be blessed and comforted with only the pleasant memories of Susan

    December 19, 2021 , 10:40 PM

  • Susan Candell Kaplan

    I am so sorry to hear of Susan's passing. We were in the same play group together, with our daughters, My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

    December 19, 2021 , 07:50 PM

  • Nancy Isenberg

    So sorry to hear about your loss and the loss of all those she was close to Susan was a good friend from old Augusta days And we have connected over our years in Atlanta May you be blessed with wonderful memories Love to you all Nancy

    December 19, 2021 , 07:48 PM

  • Norma Appel

    So sad to hear of Susan's passing. Sending love to the family. I know she will be sorely missed.

    December 19, 2021 , 06:01 PM

  • Alan Cohen

    Stanley,y So sorry to hear of Susan's untimely passing. I have such wonderful memories of her from our college years. May her memory be a blessing for you and your family. I know she will be greatly missed. All my best! Alan

    December 19, 2021 , 05:52 PM

  • Ellen Goldstein

    Stanley, So sorry to hear of Susan’s passing. I have fond memories of our dinner’s together at conventions.

    December 19, 2021 , 05:37 PM

  • Debbie and Stanley Sonenshine

    Stanley, Jennifer, Mark and Brittany, we are so sorry to hear of Susan's passing. She fought a long battle very heroically. We will always remember how loving she was and how much she loved children. She will be missed.

    December 19, 2021 , 05:08 PM

  • Ann Levin

    Stanley and family, so sorry for the loss of an old Augusta friend as well as a wonderful person to work with. Love to you all. Ann

    December 19, 2021 , 04:53 PM

  • Katie Cohen Gronsbell

    Stanley, So sorry to hear of Susan’s passing! May the memories of all the good times help you at this difficult time.

    December 19, 2021 , 04:27 PM

  • Betty and Alan Grus

    Dear Stanley, Jennifer, Mark and Brittany- We were so sad to hear of Susan's passing. She was such a special lady, and so arty and creative. Fond memories. We send our love, Betty and Alan

    December 19, 2021 , 04:13 PM

  • Marsha Yaschik

    Although it’s been over 20 years I still remember working with Susan at Temple Sinai. She was always so generous and thoughtful. So very sorry for your loss.

    December 19, 2021 , 03:25 PM

  • Phil Kranz

    Susan was a gifted educator of young children. She provided a healthy start to many youngsters in our community. I feel fortunate to have known and worked with her. May she Rest In Peace.

    December 19, 2021 , 05:50 AM

  • Hilda and Ira Gingold

    Dear Stan- We are so sorry to hear of Susan’s passing. Sending our heartfelt condolences to Coach Pollack and your entire family. May her memory be a blessing- Hilda, Ira and family

    December 19, 2021 , 05:22 AM

  • Roberta & Norman. Rittner

    Stanley and family we were so sorry to hear about the passing of Susan.Our thoughts and hearts are with you at this time.She was a wonderful women. Roberta and Norman Rittner

    December 19, 2021 , 03:42 AM

  • Reba Kreisberg Herzfeld

    I grew up in Augusta knowing Susan and her entire family. Sincere condolences for your loss

    December 18, 2021 , 11:55 PM

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    December 18, 2021 , 11:07 PM

  • Karen and Eli WIse

    Stanley, Mark and family. We are saddened to hear of Susan's passing. She was a special woman who will be missed by many. May her memory be a blessing. Karen and Eli

    December 18, 2021 , 10:41 PM

  • Susan and Bernie Eisenstein

    Stanley and family. Please know how terribly sorry we are to learn about Susan. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.

    December 18, 2021 , 10:34 PM

  • Margie Eden

    Stanley, so very sorry for your loss. I have known Susan since high school and BBG and our mother's were dear friends. She always was very sweet. My sincere condolences and prayers to you and your family.

    December 18, 2021 , 10:25 PM

  • Steven & Stephanie Baumrind

    So sad to hear of this. We have such fond memories of Susan…she was always such a nice person. To Coach Pollock, Mark, and the rest of the family…we’re thinking of you during this difficult time. With Love, Steven & Stephanie Baumrind

    December 18, 2021 , 09:35 PM

  • Marcia and Emil Baumrind

    Stanley and family, We're devastated to hear this.. Susan was by far the nicest person anyone could know. We always found her sincere and warm. She will be missed by all. A tremendous loss to the Jewish community. Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to your family and friends. Marcia and Emil

    December 18, 2021 , 09:12 PM

  • Alfred Bernstein

    The Belle of Augusta Wonderlful & Sweet My condolences to the family.

    December 18, 2021 , 09:00 PM