Catherine Mary Polcha, 69, of Dunmore, died early Tuesday at Mount Sinai South Nassau County, NY. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Ronald Polcha, who died in 1977.
Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Stanley and Catherine Murphy Kisal, she was a graduate of Holy Rosary High School, Scranton. Prior to her retirement, she spent 26 years with the Scranton School District as a paraprofessional. She dedicated herself to teaching and nurturing her kindergarten students. She fiercely loved her family. Her passing will leave a void in the hearts of all who knew her. She had also been a cheerleading moderator with both Bishop Hannon High School and the North Scranton Vikings.
She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Polcha Carroll of Dunmore; grandchildren Mackenzie Polcha, and Thomas and Jack Carroll; her brother John Kisal and wife Paulette of Scranton; her very close cousin Barbara Figured of Blairstown, NJ ; as well as nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Basilica of St. Ann, 1233 St. Ann St., Scranton. Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements and care provided by Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., Dunmore.
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