Jesse Joseph Poliquin, of Santa Monica passed away Nov. 19, 2015. Jesse was born March 18, 1923 in Norwich, Connecticut, to Agnes and Jesse Poliquin.
While at University of Connecticut, Jesse played basketball and baseball. He was drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers, but unfortunately his dream of playing professionally was hindered when he was drafted into the U.S. Army. Jesse served as a medic in the Pacific Theater and occupied Japan.
After the war, Jesse started his career at Thermos Corp. and after moving to Southern California was a Facilities Engineer for Rockwell Corp. for many years.
He attended the First Methodist Church on a regular basis and was an usher there for several years. He was an active member of Kiwanis, loved to travel, bowl and play bridge and cribbage.
He enjoyed his daily morning walks to the Brentwood Mart to have coffee with his friends, and he dearly loved Beverly’s many years of companionship. Jesse was preceeded in death with his close companion, Beverly.
Jesse was preceeded in death by his beloved wife of 51 years, Mary Jane. Jesse is survived by his daughter, Judi Honeychurch, son, Richard Poliquin, and five grandchildren. Memorial services are planned for February 20, 2016 at the First Methodist Church in Santa Monica, CA.