Greece NY: Thursday, March 8, 2012 at St. John's Home. She was a longtime resident of Greece, NY. Predeceased by her parents, Peter and Mary Shalaida; husband, William Polansky; her siblings, Eva Sharek, John Shalaida, Mary Barno, Pearl Shalaida, Michael Shalaida, Olga Kish, Amelia Shalaida. Survived by her sons, Daniel (Diane) Polansky of Bethlehem, CT, David (Debbie) Polansky of Fort Morgan, Colorado; grandchildren, Robert, Marc, Thomas & Brian; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Martha was a devoted homemaker, an avid gardener, baker and knitter. Friends may call Monday (March 12th) 6-8 PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece Chapel. Her Funeral Service will be held Tuesday 11:00 AM at Holy Transfiguration of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church, 240 Center Street, Nanticoke, PA 18634. Internment, St. Vladimir's Cemetery, Alden, Newport Township, PA. In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. John's Home, 150 Highland Ave, Rochester NY 14620 in her memory.

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  1. Dan & Diane, our condolences on the loss of your mother. She is now in God’s kingdom, may she rest in peace. We will keep you in our prayers as you grieve your loss, Marty & Debbie

  2. Dear Dan and Diane,
    Sorry we can’t be there for support. Please accept our sincere condolences.
    Marilyn and Rich

  3. I would like to send my prayers and thoughts to you all. While it has been many years since we spent time with one another, I can say with fond memory of the times we spent together as kids at your home or Thanksgiving at my folks’ house. Dave and Dan, your mother will be missed and my sincerest simpathies are with you and your families at this time.

    God Bless,

    Mark Hart

  4. Our Dear Mrs. Polansky, ‘Martha.’
    As neighbors we shared several decades of friendship. What fun it was to share home cooked meals, recipes, gardening, joy, laughter, life, but most touching of all was a strong sense of kinship that united us in a special way.
    VICHNAYA PAMYAT our dear Martha! Deepest condolences to Dan, David & families. Linda, Lana & family.

  5. We hold many fond memories of Aunt Martha. Both Uncle Bill & Aunt Martha meant a lot to us, and we will always remember them and will miss her.

    Her rum balls are still the best! and her recipe is used every year.

    God Bless!

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