Rudolph Polce

Rudolph J. "Rudy" Polce

Sunday, September 4th, 1932 - Sunday, January 12th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Rudolph Polce, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Rudolph Polce

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Rudolph's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Rudolph's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.
Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


GENEVA- Sgt. Rudolph “Rudy” J. Polce, age 87, of Geneva passed away, peacefully, on Sunday January 12, 2020 at his home, with his caregivers and family by his side.

There will be no prior calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday (Jan.18) at 10:00 a.m. at St. Francis deSales Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. Thomas P. Mull will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis deSales Roman Catholic Church.

Rudolph was born on September 4, 1932 in Geneva the son of the late John and Josephine DelPapa Polce.
He served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Marines Corps for three years, working in intelligence during the Korean War. Rudy later went on to study at the University of Buffalo followed by Dramatics school in Hollywood. Ultimately having a successful career as a Hollywood Grip Man for MGM, Paramount, and 20th Century Fox. He worked on several films and series, most famously, “El Dorado.” Commuting between Hollywood and Geneva for several years, he established great friendships with legends of his time, such as John “The Duke” Wayne, Dean Martin and Lee Green. While in Geneva, he cared for his sick mother, Josephine and worked for Bero Construction until becoming ill himself.

Rudy took great pride in his Italian heritage, career, serving his country, his devotion to Catholicism, Big Game Hunting, adventurous rides and satisfying his sweet tooth.

His final years were spent in his childhood home with care provided by his dedicated “Angels”.

He is survived by his sisters, Ernestine Ashton of Maryland and Matilda Lazio of Florida; nephew, Anthony (Nancy) Polce, Jr. of Geneva; nieces, Mary Polce of Charlottesville, VA and Peggy (Joe) Sharp of Geneva; numerous other nieces and nephews spread throughout the country and Venezuela as well as several great-nieces and nephews.

Rudolph was predeceased by his parents; brothers, John Polce, Ponce Polce and Anthony Polce; Nephew Andrew Polce and Niece Kathleen Polce.
Read Less

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Rudolph

Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, January 18th, 2020 |
    Saturday, January 18th, 2020
    St. Francis deSales Church
    130 Exchange St
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Thomas P. Mull
  • Interment

    St. Mary's Cemetery
    PreEmption Rd
    GENEVA, NY 14456
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


  • American
  • U S Marine Corps


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Rudolph here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

No video recorded.

Private Condolence
Provide comfort for the family of Rudolph J. "Rudy" Polce by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Kathy Guererri Heatherly

Posted at 09:01pm
My parents were good friends with the Polce family sorry to read of Rudy passing may he Rest In Peace.

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: