Mrs. Pollack was born Thursday, Feb. 6, 1896, in Nizy Krucov, Slovakia, to Joseph and Anna Palcakova Bochanec. She immigrated to the United States in 1920, became a citizen of the country in 1960, and spent most of the rest of her life in Sharon.

She was a homemaker was the oldest resident in the Shenango Valley. Sharon Mayor Bob Lucas presented Mrs. Pollack with a proclamation naming her the oldest resident. Brookfield trustees also signed a proclamation for the township’s oldest resident.

She was a member of Catholic Sokol Wreath No. 29 and St. Ann Church, both Farrell.

Mrs. Pollack in her younger years loved crocheting, embroidery, canning, cooking, picking mushrooms and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Michael G. Pollack, whom she married Jan. 20, 1923, in St. Ann Church in Farrell, died Jan. 2, 1972.

Surviving are: a daughter, Anna Gula, Sharon; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Betty Behun and Marie Polak; a son, Joseph Pollack; a sister, Helen Dutkovicova; two brothers, Paul Bochanec and Michael Bochanec; two half-brothers, John Bochanec and Joseph Bochanec; and two half-sisters, Anna Makuta and Anna.


Mary A., 110, Masury, formerly of Sherman Avenue, Sharon.

Calling hours: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Thursday (7-27-06) in A.E. PUSTINGER FUNERAL HOME Ltd., 1310 Idaho St., Farrell.

Service: Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Ann Church, Farrell, with Monsignor Charles S. Murcko, pastor, as celebrant.

Burial: St. Ann’s Cemetery, Hermitage.

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