Garry J. Polled

Date of Birth

February 20, 1942

Date of Death

February 22, 2019

Garry was born in England during WWII. As he told many of us that he had out lived all his relatives, saying that of course each year he was surprised that he made it one more year. He died two days after his birthday at Cottage hospital after a massive stroke.

Garry moved from England to America over 35 years ago. To him it was the great adventure. He was in the automotive industry and it was exciting. He first come to California and lived in the Long Beach area. Sometime after that he moved to Santa Barbara. He hooked up with another Englishman Clive Waye and they decide to open their own business, TWM. TWM eventually closed as such, but went on to Alex Borla.

Garry continued to work with Borla up to the day he died.

Garry had a good life. He was able to have the things around him he wanted, of course cars. He also, had a great passion for guitars of which he had many. He was a good musician as well.

Garry always had to have an adventure going. Garry met the wonderful Dorothy Gottlieb who stole his heart. They had great fun together; the love of music, theater, humor and food. She was a great adventure for him, and he leaves her behind along with her children, Bruce Gottlieb, Norma Montross, her husband Michael and son Jonah.

For those who knew him, he was the charming Englishman with a great sense of humor and laughter, always wanting to be the center of attention (and usually was)!

Instead of a memorial for Garry, it was thought more appropriate that those who are all over the country & world to stop and go to your nearest pub and have a toast to him.

Garry’s companion, his beloved bird “Lindbergh” is now living with a woman who is also from England! Prior to finding her, he was at the Santa Barbara Bird Sanctuary in Summerland, CA. We know Garry would be happy to have people remember him with a gift to that great organization.


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