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Russell Lee Pollack

September 13, 1953 ~ February 14, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old



A gathering with family and friends to remember Russ and share favorite memories of his life will be held on Saturday, September 9th, from 2pm to 5pm at the family home. Please RSVP directly to Sue by September 3rd.


Russell Pollack, 69, of Middletown, NJ passed away on February 14, 2023.
Russ was born on September 13, 1953, to Claire and Edward Pollack and grew up in Brooklyn, New York with his parents and brother Jeff. He graduated from NYU College of Business and Public Administration in 1974 with a BS Degree in Accounting.
Russ worked in advertising while attending NYU but choose a career in the Financial Services industry. After a brief stay at Bache Halsey, he went to work for Sanford C. Bernstein, where in addition to a stint as a Floor Broker on the NYSE he met his beloved wife of almost 39 years, Sue. Russ subsequently worked at High Yield Management, Inc., Fahnestock and Co. , Gettenberg Consulting and Baycrest Partners. He retired from the latter and he and Sue founded Starting Gate Consulting, which enabled Russ’s skill and love of tax preparation and accounting to shine through.
Russ had a passion for horse racing, which he shared with his father and father-in-law and fulfilled his dream of owning racehorses in the early 2000’s. Russ enjoyed spending time with Sue and the family dogs. He loved music, most recently country, which he listened to while preparing taxes. He enjoyed watching classic movies, television and testing his knowledge while watching Jeopardy and other game shows.
Russ is survived by his wife Sue, his sister-in-law Terry Degatano, his aunt Ruth Moses and other friends and family who loved him dearly.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to:
Cuddly Inc. (, Pick Your Paw Animal Rescue (, Layla’s Heart Ranch & Rescue (


Memorial Gathering
September 9, 2023

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM


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