CATTARAUGUS - Robert S. Polanski, 65, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at his home on Route 353 in Cattaraugus, N.Y.
He came to Cattaraugus to work at RA Mercer's, then changed occupations and drove for Schneider Trucking, Ohio, and for Falcon Industries. Later he worked for the Liberty Park Cemetery till his retirement due to ill health.
He was born May 30, 1947, in Buffalo, N.Y., the son of the late Stephen Polanski and Delores (Kazmierczak) Polanski.
Bob was a member of Cattaraugus fire and ambulance department. He served in the Fire Department and Ambulance Department holding several positions, one being an EMT.
He is survived by his daughter, Robin (Steve) Lin of Chapel Hill, N.C.; a son, Robert S. Polanski II of Jamestown, N.Y.; a daughter; Renee A. (Jeremy) Juszczak of Chicago, Ill.; two granddaughters: Madi G. and Sydney P. Lin of Chapel Hill, N.C.; and a brother, William Polanski of Lewiston, N.Y.
Visitation will be held at Hills Funeral Chapel, 55 S. Main St., Cattaraugus, on Saturday from 2-4 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 6 p.m. at Hills Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Michael R. Jones of Roberts Memorial Free Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Liberty Park Cemetery in Cattaraugus.