Brian C. Polak

October 4, 2012

Brian C. Polak, 25, of Windsor, Va., formerly of the Wyoming Valley, died Thursday morning, October 4, 2012, at home.

His wife is the former Sheri A. Reedy Polak. The couple married in 2006. Born in Kingston. Son of Jeannette L. Tilley, Naples, Fla., and the late Donald Polak Sr., he was a Navy veteran, having served on the USS Enterprise for six years. He was a graduate of Wyoming Area High School in 2005.

Brian was a true family man, loving father, devoted husband and dedicated friend. He was always there for those he knew and giving to those he didn't. He was hard-working and gifted with his hands. If it was broken, he would find a way to fix it. He was loving and easygoing, wearing a smile everywhere he went. He will truly be missed and never forgotten.

Also surviving are a son, Christopher Jacob Polak; daughter, Cassandra "Cassie" Eleanor Polak, both at home; a sister, Andrea J. Polak, Wyoming; maternal grandmother, Joan Tilley, West Pittston; and a niece, Avaline C. Kizis.

In addition to his father, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Donald Polak Jr.; maternal grandfather, Russell Tilley Sr.; paternal grandparents, John "Jake" and Margaret "Peg" Polak.

The funeral will be on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. from the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit, with church services at 11a.m. from Trinity Episcopal Church of West Pittston, 220 Montgomery Ave., West Pittston. Interment with military honors will be in Wyoming Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Polak family, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit, PA 18411. Online condolences may be sent to


Published in Times Leader on Oct. 7, 2012