Fin Polk; Wireless Communications Technician

Fin “Sonny” Polk, a systems analyst for the city of Oxnard who set up a wireless communications system for city employees, died Friday in a local hospital following a brief illness. He was 44.

Polk was born Dec. 13, 1952, in Highland Park, Mich., and was baptized at New Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Detroit.

For the record:
12:00 AM, Sep. 12, 1997 For the Record
Los Angeles Times Friday September 12, 1997 Ventura County Edition Metro Part B Page 5 Zones Desk 1 inches; 22 words Type of Material: Correction
Wrong date--An obituary Thursday incorrectly reported the date and cause of death of Fin Polk of Oxnard. Polk died Sunday as the result of a heart condition.

He graduated from Highland Park High School, attended the University of Michigan and received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Wayne State University. In 1974, Polk moved to Oxnard, where he met and married his wife, Melanie.

A team leader for municipal software systems and computer network services, Polk’s wireless communications system for Oxnard was recently featured in the trade publication Wireless for the Corporate User.


Friends say Polk was the consummate professional, whose most endearing quality was being a peacemaker.

Friends may visit from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Oxnard Heritage Chapel. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bethel AME Church, Oxnard.

Interment will follow at Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Ventura.

Arrangements are under the direction of Garcia Mortuary, Oxnard.