Natalie “Greer” K. Poliwoda

10/08/2012 5:49 PM |

Natalie “Greer” K. Poliwoda of Southold died Monday, Oct. 1, at her home, surrounded by the love of her family and the care and dedication of East End Hospice. She was 94 years old.

Born in Greenport May 1, 1918, to Adam and Dominica (Bialeski) Pekunka, she attended elementary school there but left to work on her parents’ farm in Arshamomaque.

Always a housewife, she enjoyed knitting, crocheting and gardening. She cared for many blueberry, blackberry and gooseberry bushes for several years and would often be seen selling the fruit on her “white bench” in her front yard.

She was a communicant of St. Agnes R.C. Church in Greenport and a member of the Greenport Homemakers for many years.

Predeceased by her husband, John G. Poliwoda, and a son, Gregory J. Poliwoda, she leaves her daughter, Carolyn-Joyce Faszczewski of Mattituck; a sister, Caroline Dobek of Greenport; three grandchildren, Michelle Miller of Chicago, Ill., John S. Ehlinger of Wellesley, Mass., and Kevin M. Ehlinger of Riverhead; and four great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Lillian and Jack Ehlinger of Massachusetts and Paige Miller of Chicago. She was also predeceased by a brother, Mitchell Pekunka of Greenport.

The family received friends Friday, Oct. 5, at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Southold. The Liturgy of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, Oct. 6, at St. Agnes R.C. Church by Father Thomas P. Murray with the assistance of the Ministry of Consolation. Interment was at Sacred Heart R.C. Cemetery in Cutchogue.

This is a paid notice.