George T. Polya

SALEM – Funeral Services will be held at noon on Thursday, at Davis-Becker Funeral Home for George T. Polya of Salem. He passed away Sunday night from heart failure.

George was born Aug. 18, 1941 in Campbell, a son of George and Sophie. He was a supervisor in the body shop at General Motors-Lordstown. He retired with 30 years of service. After retiring, he passed the time mowing the fairways at Salem Hills Golf Course.

George was a lifelong Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians fan. He enjoyed his time on the lake fishing and loved spending weekends at the campground.

George was a proud veteran of the US Army where he certified as a Radio Teletype Operator.

Surviving him is his wife, the former Margaret “Peg” Dunmire whom he married Oct. 26, l971; a son, George (Alena) Klass of Salem; a daughter, Vicky (Randy) Cramer of Boardman; three sisters, Gerry (Al) Frederick of Newton Falls, Judy (Jim) Chrapcynski of Naples Fla., and Gayle Decioccio. He also leaves three children from a previous marriage, Debbie (Virgil) Minniti, Dale Polya and Cheri (Dan) O’Cale.

He was “Zedo” to Bryan (Kristen) Cramer, Savanna (Mike) Barton, Zackary Klass, Amanda and Mark Cramer.

Preceding him in death besides his parents and stepmother Callie Polya are his brothers Dayle Polya, Everett Whitehouse, Frank Whitehouse and Gary Gaida.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Thursday, both at the funeral home (8536 Market St., Boardman).

According to George “There were no strangers only friends he hadn’t met yet.”

The family requests material tributes take the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society, 250 N. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406

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(Paid obituary)