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Updated: 12/22/2013 08:00:01AM

Dennis Polivka

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Dennis Polivka, 96, passed away Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, in Venice, under the care of Tidewell Hospice.

He was born Sept.19, 1917, in Prague, Czech Republic.

Dennis was married for 55 years to Dr. Jirina Polivka, who preceded him in death in 2009. After retiring from a highly successful career in the U.S. Department of Commerce in 1988, Dennis was an adjunct professor and director of the Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic’s Department of Public Affairs’ internship program. He was well-loved by his family, many friends and professional colleagues. Dennis lived a full life with many accomplishments. His retirement years were spent with many journeys and trips to the spas in Bohemia and Slovakia, as well as enjoyable sunsets at his last home in Warm Mineral Springs, Fla.

A memorial service will be held at a later date for family and close friends.

Arrangements are by National Cremation Society.

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