Ben Pollara – July 28, 1927 – May 10, 2015

| May 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ben Pollara

Ben Pollara

July 28, 1927 – May 10, 2015

When I think of Ben, I want to laugh, have one more cocktail, watch that brain in action.  In fact, when Tampa came up as a possibility for a transplant, I contacted Ben, who had relocated to Tampa General Hospital. It was Ben who gave me Dr. Hoffman’s name, phone number and opened the door. Unfortunately, our mutual health challenges kept us at a distance but Dr. Ben Pollara was humorous and good-spirited to the end. Why not? His memorial service was touching, warm, friendly and had a perfect balance between humor and sincerity, so befitting of Ben.

At the Memorial Service, the Entrance Hymn struck a chord. See what you think.

Be Not Afraid

You shall cross the barren desert,
but you shall not die of thirst.
You shall wander far in safety,
though you do not know the way.

You shall speak your words in foreign lands,
and all will understand,
You shall see the face of God and live.

Be not afraid,
I go before you always,
Come follow Me,
and I shall give you rest.

If you pass through raging waters
in the sea, you shall not drown.
If you walk amidst the burning flames,
you shall not be harmed.

If you stand before the pow’r of hell
and death is at your side,
know that I am with you, through it all

Be not afraid,
I go before you always,
Come follow Me,
and I shall give you rest.

Blessed are your poor,
for the Kingdom shall be theirs.
Blest are you that weep and mourn,
for one day you shall laugh.

And if wicked men insult and hate you, all because of Me,
blessed, blessed are you!
Be not afraid,
I go before you always,
Come follow Me,
and I shall give you rest.

All the best to Jeanette and the Pollara family! And, to Bennie Pollara; “He kicked it  along and meaningful distance!

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