Perry V. Podolak

May 23, 1956 - May 8, 2018
Kish Funeral Home
10000 Calumet Ave.
Munster, Indiana 46321
219-924-3333 | Map
Saturday 5/12, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Perry V. Podolak, 61, of Steger, IL passed away on Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Beloved son of Richard and Lucy Podolak. Loving brother of Donna (David) Pritchett and Christine (Daniel) Nagy. Devoted uncle of Darren (Alix) Pritchett, Devan (Jared) Weller, Samuel and Ava Nagy. Great uncle of Landon Weller. Visitation will be on Saturday, MayContinue Reading

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Donna Pritchett (Sister) left a message on May 14, 2018:
Thank you to all who sent condolences and attended the visitation for Perry. It means so much to all of our family. Perry spent the last day of his life riding his motorcycle and enjoying friends. His journey ended peacefully in his sleep. Perry's free spirit and kindness to others will always be remembered. He lives on forever in our hearts !!!
Wally Simkus Sr. left a message on May 12, 2018:
Perry was a true straight up guy, he will be missed. My thoughts are with his family.
MLC left a message on May 12, 2018:
I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the friends and family of Perry. We can all look forward to the day when those in death will be welcomed back to life. Hosea 13:14 From the power of the grave I will redeem them, from death I will recover them." What a wonderful prospect we look forward to.
WARREN DEAN left a message on May 12, 2018:
My. Condolences to the Podolak family, i can remember the first day I started working at Ford and Perry was my supervisor, I was assigned to a job that no one wanted at that time the PCM INSTALL after one day I went to Perry and ask to be put on another job that it's just to difficult to understand. Perry looked mE in the eye and said to me I BELIEVE YOU CAN DO IT WARREN with a smile, now 8 yrs later Im jest now getting off a job that Perry had in his mind that I can master. I'm truly going to miss you PERRY. R.I.P. my supervisor
William Walotn left a message on May 12, 2018:
Ride well my friend.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Anna Windlow left a message on May 11, 2018:
I’m sorry for the loss of the Podolak family. I didn’t know Perry personally, but I always seen him around for years. I’ve heard many good words about him. So, he obviously was a nice person and touched many people. My condolences and prayers to his family and friends.
Star Jones, UAW Safety Rep left a message on May 11, 2018:
My dear friend and coworker. Perry would always say Star just call me and I'll handle it. Got to talk with him for a while last Monday and he asked me how everything was going...then told me it will be all good. We're gonna have a smooth night and it's gonna go quick. He would always check on me and ask if there was anything he could help with. I will truly miss my calm cool gent! R.I.P Perry
Old Long Hair (Decker) left a message on May 11, 2018:
In this world today the total number of truly kind, caring and respectful people is very small. That number has just been lowered by one more.You will be deeply missed my brother.
Mark Sarkisian left a message on May 11, 2018:
I've worked with Perry for a lot of years. Even though he always had his hands full, he would take the time to try and help out. His job was extremely stressful, yet he always had that smirky grin, as if to say "yep, it's hard but i'm here, I only work 1/3 of my life, and I make sure the other 2/3 are "cool"". At least that's how I took it. He will be missed. God Bless his soul.
Andrea Hinshelwood left a message on May 11, 2018:
So sorry to hear this. Rest In Peace.
Annette Gaskill-Baeza left a message on May 11, 2018:
I had Perry for a supervisor a few times during my time at Ford! He was a well respected man and as long as you respected him he you as well! I will never forget his kind words he said to me a few months ago when he changed shifts! Enjoy your journey now Perry and I hope you find peace! You will be missed! R.I.P
Karen Creech left a message on May 10, 2018:
Knew Perry since Mid America Mailers, he was my supervisor. He wss great. Then ran into him again at Ford. He was always so nice. He will be missed
Trish Dillingham left a message on May 10, 2018:
My coworker, team member and friend ride high and watch over us as we keep your memory alive. When you are loved it is always too soon.
John D Orlando Jr left a message on May 10, 2018:
Perry. So sorry to hear you left us. You were a great boss for Ford you will be miss and it was was so nice to weld for you. Ford Jobs and Government Jobs. You willBe missed my friend. God bless you
Tom Bell left a message on May 10, 2018:
Perry was a great man and co-worker at Ford. He knew the true meaning of team work and never passed up an opportunity to assist in anyway he could. Outside of work, it always a great time enjoying a few cold ones together. RIP my friend!
Ayanna Dixon left a message on May 10, 2018:
Not only is this a great loss to Ford Motor company but UAW as well!!!We've lost a great supervisor who had not only helped us save jobs but also kept people working. He was fair and showed respect. Thanks for everything Perry, Rest Well!
Kristopher Reichert left a message on May 10, 2018:
He always treated me with respect.
Kristopher Reichert left a message on May 10, 2018:
Perry was my first supervisor at Ford and he was pretty new himself. He was honest fair and a fun guy to work with. Occasionally we'd have a few after work and I learned that he was the same person outside of work.A genuinely good man. I will miss him.
Scott A Reese left a message on May 10, 2018:
Perry was the best supervisor I’ve ever worked with. Fair, honest and genuinely a great person all around. I wish I could have known outside of Ford. My condolences go out from my family to yours. I love that guy!!
Tina Lambert left a message on May 10, 2018:
I worked with Perry for a time at Ford , and thought of him as one of the best supervisors there. I liked and respected him, as did many others. So sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family and friends.
Kish Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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