Memorial service for Anthony (Tony) Polacca will be Friday, September 3, at 4 pm at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. The family will receive friends Thursday, September 2, from 5-7 pm. We are asking people to wear masks to protect the health of Mrs. Polacca and the rest of the family as best as possible at the visitation and memorial service.
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Born September 14, 1941 in Keams Canyon, Arizona, he was the son of the late Starlie Polacca and Elsie Lomayesva Polacca. On July 13, 1963 he married Ellen Dietz Polacca who survives of the home. Tony was raised on the Colorado River Indian Tribes reservation, Parker, Arizona. After graduating from Parker High School, he attended Haskell Institute where he learned the trade of house painter and decorator. He was employed with Hercules Corporation, Wyandotte County school district, and retired from Haskell Indian Nations University. Tony was active in his community, coaching little league baseball and a faithful church member. He will be remembered as a loving, hardworking family man, a man of God, a favorite uncle, and a good friend.
Survivors include two children, Renee Polacca, Lawrence, Kansas and Ryan Polacca, Dallas, Texas, two sisters, Angelina Thompson, Parker, Arizona, Maxine Morris, Parker, Arizona; three grandchildren, Judson Baker, Wichita, Kansas, Rylie Kelley, Lawrence, Kansas, Reagan Haskell, Odessa, Missouri and numerous nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.
In addition to his parents, Tony was preceded in death by one daughter, Terry Polacca; five sisters and two brothers.
Messages & Condolences
My thoughts and prayers are with you Ellen, Ryan and Renee. May God hold and comfort each one of you. The memories of Uncle Tony very are strong. He was a beacon that shined bright. Always helpful, friendly and cheerful. Keep trusting in the Lord. We will see him again when we meet at Jesus’ feet. In the mean time God be with you till we meet again. Rest in peace Uncle.
Ellen, Ryan and Renee, your dad was my mom’s Winona’s youngest brother, it was always a special occasion when your family came down to Parker for a visit, Uncle Tony loved visiting his relatives. He had a gentleness about him and he was a Strong Christian Man. He is not gone we have memories to help us through. We will see him again when Our Father calls us Home. My Love and Prayers go out to you Ellen, Ryan and Renee and I pray for Traveling Mercies for all who will be attending the Service.
Ellen, Ryun & Renae,
Uncle Tony was a brother to my dad, Starlie Polacca, Jr. and while we didn’t see him often; know my siblings and I will always have the deepest respect and love for him.
Since we learned of his health issues we have all been praying for him and the family. Also been recalling his every act of kindness he showed each of us as we grew up and reaching out to us later in life when the opportunity arose. We were always happy to spend time with him.
Uncle was very similar to my dad, both were the epitome of a kind, loving, humble and deeply spiritual Hopi-Tewa man. Both showed a quiet yet total devotion to their families. We were blessed to have these special fathers.
I take solace in knowing Uncle Tony’s prayers and faith will be rewarded as he believed. I pray you have wonderful memories to comfort you.
Know I’m there in love and spirit.
Sylvia Polacca Dawavendewa
My deepest Condolences to my aunt Ellen, Ryan, & Renee. I’m so sorry for the passing of uncle Tony, he was a very nice n kind uncle. I remember the time we spent at grandma’s house one summer. Rest Peacefully Uncle Tony n give everyone a hug for me. I love you all, Peace Be With You All ✝️🙏❤️. From Sacaton, Az. GRIC.
Auntie, I’m sorry for the loss of uncle. My condolences to you and the rest of the family. He will truly be missed. Im glad I got to talk with you. If I could be there I would. May the Lord watch over you and protect in his loving arms. I love you.
Ellen, I am so sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. I’ll never forget his friendliness and ready smile when he would come into the library. I am thinking of you all during this difficult time.
Ellen I’m so sorry to hear about your family’s loss off Tony. He was a great guy me and your family go way back and it is definitely a pleasure to have meant you and Tony. I’ll keep you and you family in my prayers , may God Comfort you in this time of loss.
I had the pleasure of knowing Tony while working at SFAAP. Tony was such a polite and kind person and it was a pleasure knowing him. I know he will be greatly missed by his friends and family.
Ellen, I am so sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. Praying for you and your family during this difficult time.
So sorry to hear about Tony, Ellen. Thinking good wishes your way.
Ellen, we were so saddened to hear the news about Tony. We always enjoyed visiting with the two of you as we did with Caryn and Wiley. We consider it a privilege to have known Tony and will keep you and your family in our prayers. Johnson and Nancy Shockley
I always enjoyed our chats when Tony worked at Haskell. Sorry for your loss.
Ellen and Ryan, So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.
Sorry to hear, Tony was a good guy.
Ellen & family, our thought & prayers are with you. May the Lords strength & fond memories carry you through. Dale, Betty Guder & family
Ellen, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He will be dearly missed, what a guy. God has gained a wonderful man in heaven.
so sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. You all are in our prayers. The Breithaupt families.
Thoughts and Prayers for Family. Tony always had a kind words and a great smile.
Ellen, so sorry. My prayers are with you and your family for strength
at this difficult time.
Ellen, I am so sorry to read of your and your family’s loss. My prayers are with you.
Ellen and family,
May you find peace in your fond memories. Prayers go out to you during this difficult time with the loss of Tony.
So sorry, Ellen and family. He will be missed .
Ellen, Ryun, and Renee my heart is with you and the entire family. So sad to hear that this crazy, loving, and humble man has passed on. Will miss his chuckles and smiling face. Rest easy Tony and may the Eagles guide you home. Prayers
Ellen, my thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Ellen and family, i am so sad to read of Tony’s passing. Prayers for you and your family.
Ellen, we were saddened to learn of Tony’s passing. Please know we are holding you and your family in our hearts during this difficult time.
Ellen and family, I’m so sorry of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Ellen and family. So sorry for your loss. Tony was a good friend for a long time.
Ellen and family, i am so sad to read of Tonys passing. I share your pain. Hugs
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