GARY POLANO

Polano-DeathGary Polano was born to Giuseppe and Teresa (Sivilotti) Polano (both deceased) on August 12, 1945 in Sudbury. He grew up with sisters Rose Coltrinari (husband Robert, deceased) and Mary Polano, and brothers Benny Polano (deceased) (wife Mary) and Joseph Polano (wife Barbara). He married Judy (Golden) on August 31, 1968 and welcomed daughters Christina (husband Mike Dorey) and Kathleen into their family. Gary attended Princess Margaret Public School, St. Charles College, and the University of Windsor. He proudly earned his Undergraduate degree in Math and his Masters in Business Administration. After graduation, Gary worked at Laurentian as a Systems Analyst and was recruited by the City of Sudbury in March of 1970. His successive positions with the City included Director of Administrative and Community Services, Director of Management Services, Commissioner of Finance and Administration, and retiring as City Manager in December 2001. He acted as Transition Manager for the New City of Greater Sudbury, and also as Liaison between the city and province for the new medical school at Laurentian University. Always a team player, Gary played basketball for the St. Charles Cardinals, and the U of W Lancers, winning OQAA titles. In the winters he enjoyed playing tennis on several teams, and bicycling with “the biker boys” at his winter escape in Naples, Florida. During the summers he spent countless hours building beautiful furniture in his woodworking shop at his beloved cottage on Manitoulin Island. Gary was a wonderful husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin, friend, and colleague to many and will be fondly remembered and greatly missed. He passed away in his own home on Manitoulin Island September 8, 2014. Gary rested at the Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home, 233 Larch Street, Sudbury, ON. Visitations were on Friday, September 12, 2014 from 2 pm to 5 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm and parish prayers were at 7:30 pm. A Funeral Mass was held at St. Patrick’s Church, 39 Walford Road, Sudbury, ON on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 10 am. Donations can be made to the Northern Cancer Foundation in Gary’s name. To light a memorial candle, for donations and messages of condolence, www.lougheed.org.