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Richard “Dick” Andrew Polonkey

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1-3 & 5-8 p.m.
Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Hindman Funeral Home (Frankstown)

Funeral Service

11 a.m.
Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Church of the Transfiguration

Polonkey, Richard Andrew “Dick”, 88, Park Hill, passed away July 23, 2021, at Windber Hospice. Born January 1, 1933, to the late Louis and Helen (Kupyar) Polonkey. Preceded in death by son, Mark Polonkey and brother’s and sister’s in-law, Don Lehman; Yolanda and Walter Buchan; Emma Mesteller; Tony and Rosary Pingatore; and Ralph Pingatore. Survived by wife, Angeline (Pingatore) Polonkey; children, Louis Polonkey (Marcia); Matthew Polonkey (fiancée Angie Kovach); Christine Clark (Kevin); Richard Polonkey; grandchildren, Heather Crowe (Michael); Steven Polonkey (Quenna Kist); Luke Polonkey; Ian, Sarah, and Jill Clark; Zander Polonkey; great grandchildren, Emilia and Everly Crowe; siblings, Dorothy Berchin (Dan); Elizabeth Lehman; Pauline Haser (Ed); brother’s and sister’s in law, Julius Mesteller; Joseph and Rosie Pingatore; and numerous nieces and nephews. Dick was an avid hunter, fly fisherman, and Pittsburgh sports fan. He also loved spending time at camp in Potter County. Dick gave his children and grandchildren remarkable and wonderful memories. Family and friends will be received Tuesday July 27 from 1-3 & 5-8 p.m. at Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 1521 Frankstown Rd. Mass to be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Church of the Transfiguration. Procession and burial to follow at St. Anthony Cemetery. In honoring Dick’s memory, invest some time introducing a youngster to the outdoor world, the results can be amazing. “At a day’s end: Be pleased with your performance; Be at ease with where your feet have taken you: Be thankful for gifts in nature you shared and enjoyed; Be proud of the example you present and who you are.” In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Project Healing Waters in care of Kettle Creek Watershed Association, PO Box 317, Cross Fork, PA 17729. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., “Exclusive Provider of Veterans and Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be made at

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