Deaths Death Notices
LOONSK, Mary "Polly" (Bryant)
Loonsk Loonsk - Mary "Polly" Elizabeth (nee Bryant)
Passed away peacefully August 12, 2017. She is preceded in death by her parents John Bryant, former President of Pitman Publishing Corporation, Mary O'Hara Bryant; and her husband, Buffalo attorney Herman P. Loonsk. She was born November 13, 1928, in New York City, and spent her childhood in Larchmont, NY. She graduated from the College of New Rochelle and received a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy from Virginia Commonwealth University, after which she moved to Buffalo, NY. Polly was a loving wife and mother, an avid tennis player, and a terrific docent at the Albright Knox Art Gallery. She traveled widely, visiting six continents (including Antarctica). No matter where she was, she brought humor, informed intellect, and a bit of red lipstick. She is survived by her three children David (Robin Heywood) Loonsk, Susan Loonsk, John (Dana Louttit) Loonsk; her two grandchildren Hannah Loonsk, Harper Loonsk; and her brother Jack Bryant. Polly was absolutely adored and will be greatly missed by many. A celebration of her life will be planned at a later date.