Bo Gregory Poland

Bo Gregory Poland, 25, of Tiffin, lost his battle against addiction Friday, Sept. 22, 2017.

He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, March 16, 1992, the second child of Jeffrey R. and Bertha Alvarado Poland.

In his youth, Bo attended St. Mary School, Tiffin, and was a member of the school’s last graduating class in 2007. He later went on to attend Calvert Catholic, Sentinel and Columbian high schools. He was an excellent athlete, participating in baseball, basketball and football throughout his school years. He impressed family and spectators during a Little Seneca’s basketball game when he once made a half-court buzzer shot. He was a fan of Michigan football, fishing,and his little sister, Jules. Recently, he had worked odd jobs doing painting, demolition and roofing in the local area.

He is survived by his parents; two sisters, Joan of Chicago and Julianne of Tiffin; maternal grandmother, Dominga Alvarado of Tiffin; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Bo was preceded in death by paternal grandparents Robert and Jenot Sue Poland; maternal grandfather Teodoro Alvarado; and a cousin, Maria Christina Alvarado.

Bo was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.

Many don’t understand why or how people become addicted to drugs. They mistakenly think drug abusers lack moral principles or willpower and could stop simply by choosing to. In reality, drug addiction is a complex disease. Every heroin addict will quit using … it will either be on their own terms or on heroin’s terms. Bo’s soul finally is at peace.

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, at Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-3113. A wake service will begin at 7:45 p.m.

Prayers will be said at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the funeral home, followed by the funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, with the Rev. Gary Walters officiating. The rosary will be recited in church 20 minutes prior to Mass. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary Church, Calvert Catholic Schools Athletic Department or City Mission of Findlay.

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