Jack Poloka, 71, one of the cultural leaders of Carpatho-Rusyns in North America, died Tuesday morning in Pittsburgh. He was a co-founder and long-time program director and choreographer of Pittsburgh's Slavjane Folk Ensemble. He was also co-host, along with his son, Dean, of the Carpatho-Rusyn Heritage Radio program.
He was also a long-time officer and board member of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society, and a member of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchial Choir
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