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John Poliskey

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John A. Poliskey, 82, of Gaylord, passed away Monday, September 7, 2020, at home surrounded by family.

He was born March 7, 1938, to Harold and Helen (McDonald) Poliskey in Flint, Michigan

John and Barbara (France) married January 25, 1958, and enjoyed 62 years of marriage.

John worked for 35 years at Saginaw Steering Gear in Saginaw, Michigan. He enjoyed volunteering his time to the local R.S.V.P, being a boy scout leader, and delivering food for the local food commodity. While working with the R.S.V.P. group he was a tool time member helping others with his building skills. He was a devout Catholic at St. Mary Cathedral.  When John was not volunteering, he enjoyed time with his family, especially playing cards with the grandkids.

John was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Shirley; brother, Donald; brother-in-law Gordon and grandchildren Kier Kjergaard, and Zachary Marshall.

He is survived by his wife Barbara; children John, Jamie (Elizabeth), Jerry (Cathy), Bethany (Edwin) Marshall; 15 grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren plus three on their way. John is also survived by his brother Gene (Arlene) Poliskey.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at St. Mary Cathedral in Gaylord, at 12:00 p.m. with visitation beginning at 11:00 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to R.S.V.P., 590 E. Fifth St., Gaylord, MI 49735, or St. Mary Cathedral Schools, 321 N Otsego Ave., Gaylord, MI 49735.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

5 comments on “John Poliskey”

  1. I met John thru his volunteer work with RSVP. He painted my office at Community Mediation Services. He had a great sense of humor. A great way to meet a new friend. Thanks John.

    • John and Barb were dedicated adorers. before the Blessed Sacrament, at the Cathedral. I always admired their faith in Christ and their witness before our God. You were a blessed disciple, John.
      We all have been richly graced by your life.

      • John was a very special man who I really enjoyed working with at RSVP. Always a smile on his face and always willing to help. He was a great Tool Time Guy. RIP my buddy❤️

        • I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing. It has been a pleasure to have known him as an adorer and fellow parishioner at St Mary Cathedral, especially in the past year. As he went through his treatments and wasn’t feeling well, he still came to the front row of the Adoration Chapel to be with our Lord – a true follower and lover of Jesus. May he rest in peace.

          • John was always available to help others at RSVP tooltime Tuesday. He and Barb were behind me during their adoration and know that their faith was first in their lives.
            May He Rest In Peace and perpetual light shine upon him. I will pray for him as always in adoration. Our prayers to the entire family.

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