Brandy E. Polak
1982 - 2021
Polak, Brandy E. RAVENA Brandy E. Polak, 39, passed away peacefully at home with her loving family by her side on Sunday, January 28, 2021. She was born on January 9, 1982, and spent her life in Ravena and New Baltimore. Brandy was a 2000 graduate of R-C-S High School and earned her bachelor's degree in business administration at the Sage College. Brandy was a claims manager at American National Insurance in Glenmont, where she has worked for 18 years. Brandy loved to travel and loved the movies. Her happiest times were spent taking care of her family and friends. Survivors include her loving husband, Brian D. Polak; loving mother to Evelyn, 10, and Wesley, 8; stepchildren, Ronan and Samual Polak; parents, Daniel and Elizabeth VanDorn of Ravena; sister, Sandra (Steven) Doellefeld of Albany; brother, Timothy (Laura) VanDorn of Shirley, Mass.; niece and nephew, Charlotte and Henry Doellefeld. Brandy was always a loving and devoted friend. She was a treasure that will be missed by all. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. The family would like you to consider, in lieu of flowers, a donation in memory of Brandy to St. Peter's Breast Center, 317 S. Manning Blvd., Suite 305, Albany, NY, 12208.

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Published by Albany Times Union on Feb. 4, 2021.
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I'm so sorry for your loss. I went to school and worked with Brandy and always remember her being such a happy, beautiful, kind soul. My prayers are with her family and close friends.
Francesca Ferrusi
February 6, 2021
So sorry for your loss, my heartfelt sympathy to you and your family.
Linda Boehm
February 6, 2021
Dan and Liz, We´re so very sorry for the loss of your daughter. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Roy and Kathy Deyo
February 5, 2021
Brian and Family- So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers
The Carleton Family
February 5, 2021
I will forever miss working with Brandy. She always left a positive impression with everyone that worked with her. Intelligent, proactive, caring, and respected are the qualities that come to my mind when I remember her. My heartfelt sympathies to Brian, Evie, and Wes. It was clear to all of us how much she loved you.
Lorraine Hopp
February 4, 2021
Brian, Evie and Wes, I am so sorry for the loss of Brandy. She loved you all so much and you gave her strength thru this battle. There is a huge hole in my world now that she has passed. I am so grateful that our paths crossed 6 years ago when she became my boss at Farm Family. She always supported me and taught me so much. During that time she became one of my close friends. I will cherish the memories that Renee and I had with her forever. I miss her so much. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers and I will always be here if you need anything at all.
Debbie Cuttita
February 4, 2021
I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Brandy was an amazing co-worker and always a pleasure to work with on projects.
Zachary Klein
February 4, 2021
My deepest condolences to the family. I have never met Brandy in person, but have worked with her from American National in Springfield, MO, for a several years now. She was always very positive and a joy to talk to. I know she will forever be missed. I hope peace will come to all of those she has touched.
Brent Rinker
February 4, 2021
Brian and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Brandy sounds like a wonderful person and I know her passing leaves a void. Please know you are all in my heart, thoughts, and prayers. May the love surrounding all of you bring some peace at this difficult time.
Beth (Schaffer) Hazelton
February 4, 2021