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Iowa biz journal ME dies

April 20, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Jim Pollock, the managing editor of the Des Moines Business Record, died Thursday due to complications from chemotherapy. He was 59.

Chris Conetzkey, the editor of the Business Record, writes, “Jim had been with the company since April 2004, serving first as managing editor and then as the Business Record’s editor until May 2011, when he returned to the role of managing editor. He began writing ‘Transitions,’ his weekly column, shortly after starting at the Business Record and continued delivering his witty, refreshing commentary about life and the business community until the very end.

“Jim was a graduate of Iowa State University, and dedicated 35 years of his life to journalism, working first as the sports editor of the Marshalltown Times-Republican, then as a Des Moines Register reporter for 20 years, and as an editor at Meredith Corp. for five years.

“Arrangements are being made at Hamilton’s Funeral Home in Altoona but are still pending.

“If the news comes as a shock, know it comes as a shock for us, too. Jim began what was supposed to be a short chemotherapy treatment just over three weeks ago for what doctors expected to be a very curable, non-life-threatening form of cancer.”

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