Thomas George Poholsky Jr., passed away peacefully at the age of 54 on Oct. 6, 2021 in Irving, TX. Born in St. Louis, MO, Tom developed a love of the water spending many weekends with friends and family growing up on his family’s guest ranch in Southeast MO on the Black River. He also grew up loving and playing sports as son of Major League Baseball pitcher Tom Poholsky Sr. He graduated from Kirkwood High School, was quarterback and captain of the football team, and loved music, playing in the Jazz band. Tom earned a scholarship to play football and was a starting quarterback and captain for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes. He graduated with an MBA and began working in the medical industry which took him to San Diego, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Kansas City, and Evergreen CO, where he and his wife Jennifer developed wonderful friendships with people around the country. Tom and Jen loved swing dancing and Jen would occasionally let the ladies dance with Tom as he was such a good swing dancer. Tom also loved his dogs, taking them for walks in the park with his family. He loved the ocean, spending time at the lake with family and friends, fishing with his kids, or just walking with his kids and dogs by the river and lake in Evergreen. Tom respected and valued all of those who served their country in the military including his father – and his one regret was that the path he took in life didn’t include him serving in the military. However, over the past 15 years in Evergreen, Tom served his community, passed on his love of sports, and was a champion for kids as coach of youth baseball & football, and President of Mountain Youth Football Association. He ensured that kids had every opportunity to participate in team sports and understand the value and lessons that come from it. He was a huge fan of the sports he coached, his kid’s basketball, soccer, and lacrosse, and was a faithful Hawkeye fan. Tom was a natural leader, loyal friend, loving husband and father, and a true gentleman. Tom is survived by his wife Jennifer and children Tommy and Olivia, as well as his mother Dory and brothers Mike, Tim, and Scott. He was preceded in death by his father Tom Poholsky Sr., and his lovable, devoted, buddy, Howie – his St. Bernard.
Tom's family will greet friends and family at a viewing, Thursday, October 14, 2021 beginning at 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM at Horan & McConaty Family Chapel, 3101 South Wadsworth Boulevard, Lakewood.
A memorial service honoring Tom's life will be held on Monday, October 18, 2021 at 3:00PM at Rockland Community Church, 17 South Mt. Vernon Country Club Road, Golden, Co 80401.
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