Frank A. Polaski, 91, of the Lutheran Home in Kane and formerly of 161 East Ave., Johnsonburg, died on Friday, Nov. 26, 2010 following a lengthy illness.
He was born August 10, 1919 in Johnsonburg, son of the late Peter J. and Stella Macijiwska Polaski.
He married Mary E. Roebuck on October 11, 1945 in Holy Cross Church in Rasselas. She preceded him in death on April 17, 2008.
He resided in Johnsonburg all his life and attended Johnsonburg schools. He was a member of the Holy Rosary Church and was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving two tours overseas as a Lineman Tech 5 with the 255th Signal Corps Company in Normandy, northern France and the Rhineland, where he received the American Defense Service Medal, American Service Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He was employed by PennTech Papers in Johnsonburg for 35 years, retiring in 1984.
He is survived by three sons, Richard Polaski and his wife Linda of Pittsburgh, Kenneth "Kenny" Polaski and his wife Linda of Johnsonburg and Gerald Polaski and his wife Lisa of Wilcox; three grandchildren, Jeremy, Adrienne and Brent Polaski; two brothers, Charles and Edwin Polaski, both of Johnsonburg; and two sisters, Irene, Mrs. Arden Wilcox of Fredricksburg, Md. and Helen Erickson of Ridgway; numerous nieces and nephews; and several stepbrothers and stepsisters.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by four brothers, John M., Anthony V., Chester H. and Norman Polaski; three sisters, Elizabeth "Betty" Apthorpe, Martha Polaski and Frances Olewinski; and by several stepbrothers and stepsisters.
A funeral service for Frank A. Polaski will be conducted at the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home, 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg, on Sunday, Nov. 28 at 1 p.m. Officiating will be Rev. David J. Wilson, pastor of Holy Rosary Church in Johnsonburg. Interment will be in the Holy Rosary Cemetery.
Friends will be received at the Anthony F. Ferragine Funeral Home at 401 Chestnut St., Johnsonburg, on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., with the service to follow at 1 p.m.