Date: April 22, 2009
Publication: Observer-Reporter (Washington, PA)
Donald F. Polinski
Baldwin-Whitehall School District teacher
Donald F. (Don) Polinski, 69, of Canonsburg, died unexpectedly Monday, April 20, 2009, in Hillman Cancer Center, Shadyside.
He was born April 8, 1940, in Canonsburg, a son of Gilda Scarsellato Labutis.
Mr. Polinski graduated from Canonsburg High School, Class of 1958, and received a bachelor of arts in education from California University and later a master's from the University of Pittsburgh.
He worked as a teacher in Baldwin-Whitehall School District.
Mr. Polinski was a member of St. Patrick Church, Canonsburg.
He lived most of his life in Canonsburg and Mt. Lebanon.
Mr. Polinski was a great sports historian and enjoyed golf and running.
He was a devoted son, husband, father and grandfather.
Mr. Polinski leaves behind his beloved wife, Rosalind Hrabchak, whom he married August 8, 1964.
Also surviving, in addition to his mother and wife, are four children, Craig (Pamela) Polinski of New Stanton, Dawnlyn Diehl of Pittsburgh, John (Laura) Polinski of Pittsburgh and Danielle (Noelle) Polinski of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren, Michael, Nicholas, Jacob and Anna Polinski; and a brother, Joseph (Wallie) Polinski of Smithfield, Va.
Friends are welcome from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Salandra Funeral Service Inc., Joseph P. Salandra, owner/supervisor, 304 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, 724-745-8120. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon Friday, April 24, in St. Patrick Church, Canonsburg, where friends can meet the family at 11:45 a.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Leukemia Society or to Hillman Cancer Center.