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Phyllis A. (Russlan) Poleski

March 27, 1943 - August 30, 2022


Obituary For Phyllis A. (Russlan) Poleski

On Tuesday, August 30, 2022, of Whitehall, formerly of South Side.

Beloved wife of 56 years to Richard Poleski. Phyllis was born on March 27, 1943 to the late Ben and Mildred Russlan; sister of the late Joann (Robert) Plickys of CT and Bernie (Rex) Lanning of Whitehall; aunt of Jeanene (Rod) Neff, Michael (Donna) Plickys and their children: Katelyn, Kyle and Jonathan Plickys and Mark (Kristina) Plickys and their children: Ryan, Emma and Colin Plickys, all of CT. Phyllis was a member of Lithuanian Citizens Society and St. Casimir's Alumni Association. She had the distinction of being the first woman manager of First Federal of Mt. Oliver, she was also the first woman president of the Bethel Park Chamber of Commerce for two terms. Phyllis was loved by all who knew her. A special thank you to the staff of Overlook Green for their care and compassion. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 on Wednesday and Thursday, September 7 and 8, 2022 from 3-8 p.m. where a blessing service will be held on Friday at 11:00 a.m. A luncheon will be held at Salvatore's following the service. Interment at a later date in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

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  • 09/07/2022

    To Rich , With sympathy and condolences on the passing of your dear wife Phyllis. She always had a smile and waved at me daily. She will be missed. Cindy Toth

  • 09/07/2022

    It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of fellow Lithuanian Citizens Society member Phyllis Poleski. Phyllis was a regular attendee at LCS picnics at the Country Club and was always willing to step in and help until her health began to fail a few years ago. Her family included sisters and parents who were also active at the old South Side club. We extend our deepest sympathy to her husband Rich and extended family. Lithuanian Citizen's Society of Western PA President Vytas Mickus

  • 09/05/2022

    Rich. I was so sorry to hear about Phyllis She was deeply loved by everyone and will be sorely missed. You and Phyllis will always be in our prayers. Jill (Bialecki) Mcgaha

  • 09/02/2022

    Rich, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Phyllis. I'm truly saddened by her loss. Whenever I saw Phyllis, she had a smile on her face and was a true lady...I was always impressed by Phyllis and by the love you two shared. God Bless. You are in my prayers. Bonnie Bradley "Yesterdays"

  • 09/02/2022

    One of the kindest hearted people we have ever met, NEVER had a cross word about anyone ( unless she told Rich in which case he wouldn't have heard heard her any how ). Phyllis will always be in our prayers

  • 09/01/2022

    It is with the saddest heart that I am dealing with the loss of my best friend, Phyllis Ann Poleski. I will miss my friend dearly, but I am so grateful for having known her. Every moment I spent on Earth with Phyllis is now a memory I can cherish over and over again. My loving memory of her fuels me to live joyfully, as she did. 🌺🌸🌼

  • 08/31/2022

    Rich, My deepest condolences on the passing of Phyliss. She was an excellent Board member and served faithfully Since our inception in 1995. We all appreciated her sense of humor and will miss her presence in the future. Your friend, Former President of ST Casimirs Alumni Assn, John P Foley..