Paul M. Polries

Paul Polries, 55, of West Chester passed away suddenly in his home on Thursday, September 21, 2017.

He was born on July 20, 1962 to Louis and Mary Joanne Polries in Minneapolis, MN. He graduated from Sylvania Northview High School (Ohio) in 1980. He earned a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1984, and went on to work for The Boeing Company (Seattle, WA) for one year before attending Washington University in St. Louis, graduating with an MBA in 1987. He worked in Finance for 30 years, beginning his career at EF Hutton Consulting Services (Wilmington, DE), then going on to work for Smith Barney (Wilmington, DE), Lockwood Financial (Malvern, PA), Windermere Financial (Portland, OR), and Overture Financial (Philadelphia, PA). He most recently served as partner and Director of Research at Zeke Capital Advisors (Berwyn, PA) for the past 10 years.

Paul is remembered for his dry sense of humor, sharp mind, and generosity. He enjoyed golf, reading, playing with his dog Penny, biking, and vacationing in Marco Island, FL.

He is survived by his best friend and wife of 26 years, Jeanne (Abrams), their daughters, Erin Polries and Allison Polries Mast, son-in-law Derek Mast, sister, Ann Polries Mehelas (Tom), as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephew, aunts, uncles, and friends.

Family, friends, and others whose lives' Paul touched are invited to St. Patrick’s Church, 104 Channing Ave, Malvern, PA 19355, at 11:00 am on Friday, September 29 to celebrate his life. Visitation with Paul’s family will begin at 10:00 am

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Paul to the Penn Preventative Cardiology Program to support research in clinical Lipidology. Checks can be made payable to Penn Medicine with Preventative Cardiology and mailed to Penn Medicine Development c/o Allyse Orsini, 3535 Market St, Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104 or online at


Submitted by Mary Clark on
With deepest sympathy to the Polries family.

Submitted by Anne Narrai on
I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Submitted by Traci on
My deepest prayers and warm thoughts are with all of you during this bittersweet time. Love to you & warm hugs Alli...Mrs. Mast ❤️

Submitted by Isabella Albrecht on
Dear Ally, my deepest sympathies to you and all your family! Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers...

Submitted by David Quester on
So sorry for your losss. Such fond memories of Paul in the old CSD, late 80s and 90s. My deepest condolences.

Submitted by John Lohr on
A wonderful man. It is a loss to the World. We know Jeanne and the girls are strong to get through this.

Submitted by Tim and Karen Riley on
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Submitted by Courtenay Willcox on
Jeanne and family, Tom and Courtenay Lynn join me in extending our deepest sympathy at this unbearable loss. Your last week has been unimaginable. Our thoughts and prayers for healing, peace and happy memories are with you.

Submitted by J.Reid on
My heartfelt condolences to the Polries family and friends. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort through the happy and loving memories of your beloved Paul. May you also look to our loving Heavenly Father, the God of all comfort, to provide what you need at this very sad time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4, Psalms 83:18). He promises us that very soon, He will eliminate sickness pain and death forever. "He will wipe every tear from our eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." Revelation 21:3,4, Isaiah 33:24. What a wonderful promise! May all of His promises give you a measure of hope, comfort, peace and strength. I have personally found very comforting thoughts from the scriptures on

Submitted by Mariana and Den... on
Dear Jeanne, We wish you strength and serenity at this difficult moment. Will keep you and your family in our prayers. Mariana and Denis

Submitted by Mark Taylor Grant on
May light perpetual shine upon him. May he Rest In Peace and Rise in Glory. F,S,&HG.

Submitted by Jean and Geoff ... on
We were so sorry to hear of your loss, all our deepest sympathy to all of you.

Submitted by Tracey Dennis (Lee) on
Jeanne and Family I am so sorry for your loss my prayers are with you all.

Submitted by Megan Fielding on
Dear Jeanne and family- Sending my most heartfelt condolences and keeping you in my prayers during this very sad time. I have such fond memories of Paul from way back when, including your beautiful wedding day. May peace and strength come from the love which unites and surrounds you. Megan

Submitted by Nancy Wilkerson on
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you, during this difficult time.

Submitted by Linda Poole on
My sympathy and support are with you, Jeanne, as you "walk through the valley of the shadow of death." May your memories help you deal with the sorrow. May your faith provide comfort in those difficult hours. May you always know that friends and family are with you in spirit and prayers.

Submitted by John Granzow on
I worked with Paul during his tenure with EF Hutton - he was the pro from Dover and a tremendous person. My prayers to Paul and the family. Best, John

Submitted by gabriel on
I am sorry to hear of your loss. May you always cherish your happy memories you have. And may the"God of all comfort" comfort you at this time (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

Submitted by Colleen and Tob... on
Jeannie, I am so sorry to hear about your husband. It sounds like he was a great guy and a wonderful dad. Although my heart ache is with my sons death, I do know what you are feeling. If you would like to talk I am in Wilmngton until October 14th and would love to see/talk with you. Sending prayers and hugs to you and the girls.

Submitted by Rebecca on
May you find comfort in the words that God promise from Isaiah 25-8