Lisa J. Pollak

Lisa J. Pollak, age 53, of Johnstown, passed away on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at Ellis Hospital, Schenectady after a long battle with cancer.

Born on August 28, 1960, in Johnstown, she was a daughter of Nunzio Russo of Gloversville and Carol Russo of Johnstown.

Lisa was a 1978 graduate of Johnstown High School and received her associate’s degree from FMCC. She loved her job as a kindergarden teacher’s aide with the Greater Johnstown School District, where she worked for several years. Mrs. Pollak was of the Catholic faith, a communicant of Holy Trinity Church and a member of the Johnstown P.T.A.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her husband, Theodore Pollak, whom she married on September 3, 1988; one son, Kyle Pollak, two daughters, Megan Pollak and Kayla Pollak, all of Johnstown; one brother, Michael Russo of Gloversville; one sister, Anette Miller of Oak Harbor, Washington; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation for friends and family will be on Friday, August 22, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, 1 N. Melcher Street, Johnstown.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 23, at Holy Trinity Church, Glebe Street, Johnstown, with the Rev. Kenneth Swain and concelebrated by Rev. Ronald Matulewicz.

Interment will be in St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Johnstown.

Contributions in Lisa’s memory may be made to Holy Trinity Church, c/o Mother Theresa’s Closet, 207 Glebe Street, Johnstown, New York 12095 or to the Johnstown Food Pantry at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 N. Market Street, Johnstown, New York 12095.

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