Michael “Mike, Butch, Gunner, Hawk” Francis Polach Jr., aged 71, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 27, 2020. Mike was born and grew up in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. Mike was a graduate from South Union High School, received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Penn State University, and went on to receive a Masters in Business Administration from West Virginia University.
He married Elona Polach (Bacho), also from Uniontown, in 1972. They moved to the Washington D.C. area and lived there until Mike retired from the Department of Interior after 37 years of service. Mike was an avid sports fan and rarely missed a Penn State or Steelers football game. Mike loved the music of Frank Sinatra, reading, listing to talk radio, and watching crime or vintage television shows. Mike’s greatest love was growing up and living in Uniontown, Pennsylvania.
Mike is preceded in death by his parents, Margaret and Michael Senior, his daughter, Maren, and his brother in law, George Lawrence. Michael is survived by his wife, Elona, sister, Mary Kay Lawrence, children Evan and Mara, son in law, Aaron, and grandchildren Virginia and Waylon.
A viewing will be held Friday, October 2, 2020 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Andrew D. Ferguson Funeral Home & Crematories, Inc., 80 Morgantown Street, Uniontown, PA. A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Mount Saint Macrina at 11 a.m.
Memories and condolences can be shared with the family on the funeral home website and Facebook page.