Gail L. (Lauer) Polus
Mrs. Gail L. (Lauer) Polus 1949 - 2016 HERKIMER - Mrs. Gail L. (Lauer) Polus, age 67, a lifelong Mohawk Valley resident, joined her husband in Heaven on Friday morning, October 14, 2016. She passed peacefully in the privacy and comfort of her home, with the love and support of her family by her bedside. Born on June 18, 1949, Gail was the daughter of the late Arthur and Pauline (Ennis) Lauer. She was raised and educated in Ilion, graduating from Ilion High School. On November 26, 1966, Gail was wed to Mr. Anthony Peter Polus, II, and the two shared in a blessed union of almost 47 years, until Peter's passing on April 22, 2014. This year would have marked their 50th wedding anniversary, and their children take great comfort and joy in the fact that Peter and Gail will be reunited for that occasion, together once again. Gail was steadfast and dedicated to her husband, who was the founder of Fiberdyne Labs in Frankfort, a company which she spent many years with as the Human Resource Manager. Gail was previously employed by Herkimer County Board of Elections. In her younger years, Gail generously served in the snack bar and Hospital Guild of the former Herkimer Hospital and was an avid supporter of the Herkimer County Humane Society to this day. She was a longtime parishioner of the First Presbyterian Church in Ilion, where she also taught Sunday school. Peter and Gail together, as long time Republican supporters, established the Ambassador Club for the Herkimer County Republican Party. Through all of her endeavors, Gail never forgot the importance of family, and her number one priority was always her children and grandchildren. She loved any time spent with them and was especially fond of traveling to Key West, Florida. She will be dearly missed by those that she leaves behind. Gail is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Anthony Peter, III, and Shaula Polus, and Chad and Jennifer Polus; her daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Mark Mosny, all of Herkimer; and her grandchildren, Zachary Zaborek, Maxwell Polus, Zachary Polus, Nathaniel Polus, Abigail Polus, Jillian Polus, Alexis Swieton, Justin Swieton, Meara Mosny and Peter Mosny. She also leaves her sister, Gwen Conroy and Bill Gahan, of Ilion; her in-laws, James and Noreen Polus and Dean and Carole Ouderkirk; many nieces, nephews and cousins; a special friend, Mary Bass; and her beloved puppies, Sami and Mandy. She was predeceased by her granddaughter, Bella Polus Mosny; her sister-in-law, Rosemarie Ouderkirk; and nephew, Kelly Ouderkirk. Friends and relatives are invited to attend Gail's visitation which will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2016, from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM at the Enea Family Funeral Home (F.K.A. Holleran Funeral Service), 220 North Washington Street, Herkimer, NY, (315) 866-1011. Gail's funeral service and Celebration of Life will commence on Friday morning, October 21, 2016, at 11:00 AM at the First Presbyterian Church, 90 Morgan Street, Ilion, with Rev. Rick Riggles, Pastor, officiating. Procession will follow to Calvary Cemetery where Gail's body will be laid to rest beside her husband. For those wishing to do so, please consider memorial contributions to Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 4277 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, NY 13413 or to the Herkimer County Humane Society, 514 NY-5s, Mohawk, NY 13407. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. The Polus family wishes to extend their gratitude to the nurses and staff of Hospice and Palliative Care and to Dr. Richard Mills for the compassion provided to her throughout her last days. Gail's final arrangements have been entrusted to Harry J. and Kevin E. Enea, funeral directors of the Enea Family Funeral Home (F.K.A. Holleran Funeral Service), 220 North Washington Street, Herkimer, NY, (315) 866-1011. Online messages of sympathy and remembrance can be found at www.eneafamily.com .
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