MILAN FRANCIS POKORNY, 65, passed away at home on Jan. 27, in the arms of his wife of 25 years, Sue Ann Neff, in North Collinwood. A graduate of Cleveland State University, he was a founder and employer for his home care physical therapy company and enjoyed his profession for 30 years. After retirement, he became an AirBnB superhost. He was a creative visionary in home renovation, a tennis enthusiast, founder of the Underground Ping-Pong League, lover of backcountry canoeing and camping with Sue, neighborhood concert impresario for over a decade, and a creative bestower of affectionate nicknames. Bahia Honda, Florida Keys held a special place in his heart, returning for 40 years to camp, surf and lobster dive. Milan was also a pungent political commenter on current events, and a maker of good trouble. Recognized by many as an intellectual and deep thinker, he was fluent in three languages and appreciated a diversity of cultures. He had an altruistic and emphatic spirit that you could not ignore or forget. He valued the art of conversation and made people feel special, no matter their story or age. Born in Johnstown, Pa., he is survived by brother Michael Joseph Pokorny and sister-in-law Karen “Kari” Strasser Pokorny of Denver.
Donations in Milan's memory accepted online at: www.lake-geaugahabitat.org
Memorial Service will be live on Moe Pokorny and SueAnn Neff's Facebook pages on Sunday February 14, 2:30pm EST
Family and friends are invited to post pictures and remembrances of Milan on the Tribute Wall of this site.
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