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Pearl Polukard

April 12, 2021

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Pearl requested that there be no flowers and no fuss and while viewing and interment will be private at the convenience of the family, mass will be held at Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Dickson City, 10AM on Wednesday and all are welcome to attend.

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Pearl Polukard, Blakely, Pennsylvania, passed from this earth surrounded by family on Sunday, April 11th. While Pearl made it crystal clear that her obituary and headstone must not list her age lest retribution from beyond, she has allowed it be known that she was proudly, for a time, the oldest member of Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Dickson City, Pennsylvania.

Pearl was born in Dickson City to the late Anthony and Mary Ciepukajtys Yazdzik. Prior to moving to Allied Terrace Personal Care, Pearl lived in the home of her parents. It was there, from the 1920’s to the 1950’s, her parents operated a general store catering to the up-valley’s immigrant coal miners and their families. Pearl was extremely proud of her family’s Polish heritage and their contribution to the immigrant history of Lackawanna County.

Pearl graduated from Blakely High School and following her graduation, she moved to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to work for the state government. Pearl later continued her career for 31 years supporting the engineers at Weston Controls, now Lockheed Martin. The choices Pearl made cannot go unrecognized. In the 1940 and 1950’s, young women rarely moved away from home for their careers, or chose their careers over marriage, but Pearl was an independent, confident woman who chose her own path and never let you forget that when it came to her life, she called the shots.

During her career and into retirement, Pearl loved to travel with her friends and enjoyed sharing stories of her time in Poland, Germany, California, and Hawaii. She also enjoyed driving her beloved Buick well into her later years, likely dismaying many hurried travelers along Main Street in Peckville. When Pearl begrudgingly handed in her driver’s license, she never passed up an invitation to a trip to the casino or to a dining out at one of the area’s finest restaurants.

Pearl was also a loving and caring aunt and great aunt to her numerous nieces and nephews, too many to mention here but all very much loved. Her nieces and nephews were used to her pointed advice and opinion on all matters of family, politics, weight gain, hair loss, and life choices. While sometimes Pearl’s truth hurt, it’s is the fact that she was never one to mince words that we will all miss the most.

Pearl was preceded in death by five brothers, Anthony, Leo, Stanley, Henry, Thaddeus and one sister, Helen, and her husband Joe who she lovingly considered one of her brothers. A special thanks to her niece and caregiver, Marianne Shiposh, and her husband Peter.

Pearl requested that there be no flowers and no fuss and while viewing and interment will be private at the convenience of the family, mass will be held at Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Dickson City, 10AM on Wednesday and all are welcome to attend.