Michael J. Polansky

October 10, 1949 - May 16, 2011
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Michael J. Polansky 61, passed away peacefully surrounded by many good friends at Mercy Medical Center on Monday May 16th. Born in Springfield to the late Alexander and Ava (Nute) Polansky, he served his country honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam conflict. Upon his return from overseas service, Mike continued his education receiving a B.S. in Physical Education from Westfield State College and an Associate of arts degree from Holyoke Community College. Mike then began his career in 1978 at the West Springfield Boys and Girls Club, as a program director, becoming Executive Director in 1984 at age 35. On becoming Executive Director Mike faced many challenges, financially the club was operating in the red, the building was in need of repairs and the landscaping barren. In typical Selfless fashion Mike overcame these challenges by creating revenue streams and physically performing many of the repairs. The 1987 “Everybody’s Neighborhood House” campaign, Annual Golf Outing and the 1996 Purchase of Moseley Arms to name a few. Mike also was a past member of the W.Spld Booster’s Club and Director of the W.Spld Lions Club. A talented all-around athlete, the Cincinnati Reds showed keen interest in his ability as a pitcher, he also coached many youth sports. Mike had a lifelong love of the game of Golf, for many years a member at Shaker Farms CC and past President of Ludlow CC. All those to have the pleasure of playing Golf with Mike will cherish the memory of his ability to turn a phrase “What was That”, “You Got No Shot” as well as a golf ball. Michael is survived by many extended family members and friends. Funeral services celebrating his life will be Saturday May 21 with family and friends gathering at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home 64 Sewall St. Ludlow at 10 AM, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial in Christ the King Church 41 Warsaw Avenue Ludlow at 11 AM. Rites of committal with Military Honors will follow is Island Pond Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Friday May 20 from 4-7 PM.

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Funeral services celebrating his life will be Saturday May 21 with family and friends gathering at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home 64 Sewall St. Ludlow at 10 AM, followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial in Christ the King Church 41 Warsaw Avenue Ludlow at 11 AM. Rites of committal with Military Honors will follow is Island Pond Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Friday May 20 from 4-7 PM.

Island Pond Cemetery
Center Street
Ludlow, MA 1056

Christ the King Catholic Church
41 Warsaw Avenue
Ludlow, MA 1056


 

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Born: October 10, 1949
Died: May 16, 2011

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