Savannah - Shirley Mae Potlaski passed away at home on (January 3, 2013).
Family and friends are invited to call on Monday (January 7) from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Savannah Community Church, 13368 Seneca Street in Savannah. Funeral services will be held following visitation, the Rev. Gordon Pearsall officiating. Interment will be at Crusoe Cemetery at the convenience of her family.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Savannah Fire Department, Route 89, Savannah, NY 13146; The Savannah Community Church, 13368 Seneca Street, Savannah, NY 13146; The American Cancer Society , 1120 Goodman Street South, Rochester, NY 14620; or Lifetime Care, 800 West Miller Street, Newark, NY 14513.
Born 1931 in Cato, she was the daughter of Jesse Robinson Pollay and Lula Mae Grant Pollay.
Shirley loved her children and grandchildren, her church, reading and writing poetry, camping, bingo, bird watching (especially hummingbirds), flowers and gardening, was a member of the Sr. Citizen Group in Montezuma, and was a collector of clowns. She had worked for GTE Sylvania-Phillips in Seneca Falls for 23 years, and then later at IEC in Newark.
Shirley is survived by her children, Patricia (Larry) Marriott, Dawn (Leon) Waldron, Ricky (Roxanne) Potlaski and Timothy (Tammy) Potlaski; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Ethel (Jack) Mason; brother, Rich (Jenny) Pollay.
She was predeceased by her husband, Henry Potlaski in 1984, and by son Michael Potlaski in 2012.
Arr: Norton Funeral Home of Savannah. On-line condolences to the Potlaski family may be sent to: www.hsnorton.com