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Carol F. Polka of the Town of Wheatfield, NY, passed away on Monday, October 16, 2017, in Buffalo General Hospital. She was born in Hamburg, NY, on June 4, 1935, the daughter of the late Joseph S. and Sally T. (Michalek) Bartus.
Mrs. Polka graduated from Woodlawn High School in 1953. She began working as a teller with Niagara County Bank and later became the administrative branch manager for the Bank of America, before retiring in 1994. Mrs. Polka served as an election inspector at the Sanborn Fire Hall for many years. She loved spending time with her family, especially making pierogis with her grandchildren and enjoyed knitting, baking, gardening and traveling.
Mrs. Polka is survived by her husband, John J. Polka; they were married on June 18, 1955; three sons, John J. (Julie) Polka, Jr., Ronald (Teresa) Polka and Timothy (Kathy) Polka; one daughter, Sallyann (Glen) Cameron; two sisters, Alice (late Louis) Zawistowski and Bettylou (late Daniel) Regueira; sister-in-law of Walter (Victoria) Polka; also survived by eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was the sister-in-law of the late Frank (Shirley) Polka.
Her family will be present on Wednesday from 4-8 PM at the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 5893 Hoover Road, SANBORN, NY. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday at 10:30 AM at the Infant Jesus Shrine, 3452 Niagara Falls Blvd., North Tonawanda, NY, with the Rev. John Posiewala officiating. Flowers are gatefully declined. Memorials may be made in her name to the Infant Jesus Shrine. Interment in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Lewiston, NY.
Visit rhoneyfuneralhome.com for guest register.
Published on October 17, 2017
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