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Turner Funeral Home and Florida Hills Memorial Gardens

14360 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill, FL

OBITUARY

Barry Polacek

21 October, 19549 May, 2020

Barry Charles Polacek, 65, of Spring Hill, Fl., passed away suddenly on May 9, 2020. Barry was born in Huntington, L.I., N.Y.

Barry was a devoted family man and will be deeply missed by his wife, Diane, his son, Charles “CJ” (Heather) Polacek, daughter, Stephanie (Matthew) Harmon; grandchildren, Matthew (Olivia), Rylee (Cody), Vinny, and Emily; and great grandchildren, Ava and Liam.

He was pre-deceased by his parents, Charles and Dolores Polacek; brothers, Kevin and Scott, and Sister-in-Law, Deborah.

He is survived by brothers, Wayne and Glenn; sisters, Lauri and Karen; Sister-in-Law's Paula, Nancy, and Annmarie as well as many other family members and friends.

  • FAMILY

  • Diane Polacek, Spouse
  • Charles "CJ" Polacek (Heather), Son
  • Stephanie Harmon (Matthew), Daughter
  • Charles Polacek, Father (deceased)
  • Dolores Polacek, Mother (deceased)
  • Kevin Polacek, Brother (deceased)
  • Scott Polacek, Brother (deceased)
  • Deborah, Sister-in-law (deceased)
  • grandchildren, Matthew (Olivia), Rylee (Cody), Vinny, and Emily; and great grandchildren, Ava and Liam. He is also survived by brothers, Wayne and Glenn; sisters, Lauri and Karen; Sister-in-Law's Paula, Nancy, and Annmarie as well as many other family members and friends.

Services

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Kathleen Gasko

18 May 2020

Best brother in law anyone could have! He ALWAYS did for everyone he made sure I got every opportunity to be with my sister always had a tough outside but was a softy inside! I am gonna miss you so much my friend and brother!till we meet again! I’ll keep eye on DIANE and kids I promise💕💕💕

Doreen Toro

18 May 2020

I am so sorry and sad to hear of Barry's passing. My condolences to his family. Barry was always so
Sweet and nice to me. His smile was always on and his baseball caps. Couple of fun discussions when i would come to his business and he would test me on sports. Gone too soon and will be missed.
Rest in peace Barry!
May memories bring you gifts to soothe your souls!


Sandra Marshak

17 May 2020

We are still in shock and saddened by his sudden passing. He was a wonderful, caring, kind, loving man who always put his family first. I am so glad that he came up for my daughter’s wedding and that we were able to have some fun times together and made memories and I am glad that he was part of our family; we love him and will miss him. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

John McDermott

17 May 2020

Barry was my friend for over 40 years. He was also my teammate and Manager. With Barry at the helm we would win numerous championships. He was the person who kept the team together. He chose good ballplayers,(of which he was one) but he also picked good people. Winning was important but more importantly was having fun and enjoying the game we all loved.

Those Spring and Summer Sunday morning softball games were a big part of our lives. So was the hour or two sitting around after the games chewing the breeze with my teammates. I probably laughed more in those few hours than I did all week.

If not for Barry none of that would have ever happened. Whenever I pass a ballfield I will think of Barry and all those Great Memories!
Diane and family you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Johnny Mac

Lori n Barry Finger

16 May 2020

This is so very hard for us and everyone. Barry will miss you golfing n business wise and most of all friendship. I am at a loss that you are gone, way too soon. You always put a smile on my face and made me chuckle. Rest In Peace old friend. Life will not be the same . ❤️🙏😢

Heather Polacek

15 May 2020

To the best father in law a girl could ask for. You will be missed more than you know. From the day your son introduced us I felt peace. You were so helpful and kind in all ways. When our wedding almost fell apart you and Diane stepped up and helped no questions asked. When we had the kids birthdays you were there bringing loads of food. You were very special to the kids and I. And we loved you from day one! The kids and I were blessed to have you in our life’s. Fly high Pop Pop.

Louis DeKany

15 May 2020

Barry will forever be missed. He was always pleasant and kind and the best neighbor a person could ask for. Our deepest condolences and prayers to his wife Diane and his family during this most devastating time. - Louis & Kristine DeKany

Geri-Lyn Noble

15 May 2020

"Uncle" Barry is my Godfather.I am deeply saddened by the news of your passing. Our last visit was during Stephanie's wedding, what a wonderful memory! My Godfather kept me up to date with all the barbie dolls my heart could desire and, of course all the accessories. Additionally he brought me my first rescue dog, Spooky, whom he saved while working at the town sanitation dept. Rest in peace 💔, Love always, Geri-Lyn

Brian Jones

15 May 2020

You guys were all my older cousins, and I fondly remember always calling you "uncle" and "aunt" instead. I always loved going to your house and spending the night, you were all so loving and kind and I always looked up to you all. I remember when Barry and Diane would visit my mom, Barry played jokes on us. He was the "sports guy" as I remember. I will pray for all of you and I send lots of love. Too much loss in our family lately...my heart aches. Love to you all.
Brian.

Karen Polacek_Manco

15 May 2020

My loving brother I miss you so very much my heart is broken rest in peace my big brother till we meet again take care of the family up there I love and miss you

FROM THE FAMILY