Marcia Ann Polischuck
August 9, 1950 – June 21, 2020
Marcia Ann (Thompson) Polischuck, 69, of Tallahassee, Florida, went home to be with her Lord surrounded by family on June 21, 2020 after a brave battle with cancer.
Marcia was born August 9, 1950 in Evansville, Indiana, to Cleatis and E. Jean (Stilwell) Thompson, who both passed away when Marcia was young. She was doted on as the youngest of five children. Marcia was very social and active in school and church. She graduated from Benjamin Bosse High School in Evansville and attended Ohio State University.
Marcia met Christopher Polischuck in Columbus, Ohio in early 1983, and they were married eight months later. She is survived by her husband of 36 years and three children: Elizabeth (Zach) Nowak, Robert (Emily) Polischuck, and Leanne Montgomery, as well as sister Linda Thompson, brother Bruce (Pam) Thompson, and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by sisters Peggy Thompson and Pat (Thompson) Nichols. Family was exceedingly important to Marcia, and she cherished any time the family gathered.
After several years of serving alongside her husband in ministry in the United Methodist Church, Marcia and Chris became involved at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, where Marcia enjoyed singing in the choir, praying and studying scripture with other women, and serving those in need. Marcia will be remembered for her great kindness, sense of humor, and unconditional love. She was a great friend, and never missed the chance to catch up with someone, listen to their cares, and give them more than a few encouraging words, jokes, and Godly wisdom. She will be dearly missed and fondly remembered.
The Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, July 1, at 11:00 am at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Tallahassee, Florida. Culley’s Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Though Marcia loved flowers, memorials may be made to the Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center, to whom the family is indebted for providing Marcia excellent and compassionate care.
- Angie Deeb Cancer Unit
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Marcia Ann Polischuck
July 2, 2020
Chris and Family: What a lovely service that honored Marcia and all her love and gifts. David and I met her at KUMC as the head of the hospitality committee, (who would guess!), and from that point on we were friends and I’m sure in her contact list!. What an amazing person and we are honored to have known her and to have enjoyed her wit and laughter (and an occasional baked good!). All our love, Janet and David
June 28, 2020
Chris and family: I will never forget Marcia’s smile and her loving and giving heart. She made many memories for all of us to remember. Condolences and peace.
June 27, 2020
Dear Polishchuck Family
Among things we will most remember about Marcia were her brilliant smile, her joyful sense of humor and her incredible compassion.
When I was diagnosed with cancer and after coming home from the hospital, Marcia was coming up the hill pulling a cooler on wheels. She knocked on my door and in the cooler was at least two weeks worth of dinners she had made for me. I was incredibly grateful, touched and moved by this gesture.
In 1997 we moved Tallahassee knowing no one. Thankfully we selected a neighborhood based on school zones where we met Marcia. Marcia and Chris made us feel so welcome and a true friendship blossomed.
Our deepest condolences. May you take solace in knowing what a kind and amazing lady Marcia was and that she is at peace with our Father in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Sandy and John Shaughnessy
June 27, 2020
I have known Marci since childhood . Can see her in her pjs at pajama party, in her hat in Washington musical, reunions and messages we shared together especially in past couple of years.
Her bright light will be missed. Sending her family peace.
Kristie Brant Hayden
June 26, 2020
Marcia was one of the most important people in my life growing up. We were friends for more years than I can count. I'm sorry we lost touch the last few years. She was a wonderful person who gave joy and caring to so many lives even as a child. My loved her so much as well. I'm so sorry for your loss, she was truly irreplaceable. I have told my grandchildren about how I'm sure we annoyed her grandmother with out behavior and how she made us graham cracker and frosting sandwiches as snacks anyway. Also, the library has always been one of my favorite places. We used to go to work with her mother and get to run around in the stacks. It was paradise. I'll always be grateful I knew her.
June 26, 2020
How can I share “a” memory when there are so many?....and almost all of them funny? Oh my goodness, Marcia was so delightful and loved to tell me funny things......but always prefaced her stories with, “Girrrrrl, go empty your bladder! I’ve got a GOOD ONE!”
I shall miss my funny friend’s sense of humor, but I will also miss that she loved so freely and so well. Even while undergoing cancer treatment, she baked chocolate cakes and cookies which she delivered to our home to welcome Pop Pop (my FIL) to Tallahassee. What a gift of hospitality! Pop Pop was impressed with my friend ❤️
I shall miss you, Marcia, but I’ll always remember the twinkle of your eyes, your raucous laughter, your funny stories, and the way you loved me. Rest In Peace, sweet friend.
June 26, 2020
Marcia was my sister Kristie's friend when I was growing up in Evansville. I was very young (6 or so) but remember her so well! She would absolutely light up a room when she came in with her "Hello Mr. and Mrs. Brant" and continued to stay in contact with them even though we moved away. After losing my mom a few years ago, we connected via FB and I was so thankful for that. I'm certain she will be long remembered by everyone who had the privilege of knowing her. Peace to your family as you gather to remember her.
June 23, 2020
Dear Chris & family, I am heartbroken to learn of Marcia’s passing. Marcia was a dear, beautiful & vibrant woman.
We met at Good Shepherd Catholic Church when we were both helping to serve at the World Marriage Day celebration. Marcia had great ideas for sprucing up the celebration and we hit it off immediately. I sure enjoyed my times visiting with Marcia...and have one special memory of several couples meeting for dinner, then driving to The Leaf Theatre in Quincy to see a musical.
I am going to miss Marcia so much! I sat on her sofa for many a visit and I can tell you that she really loved her husband and family deeply and was so proud of her kids. She shared family portraits with me on many an occasion.
Marcia, rest in peace... I know you will have Heaven all spruced up for us and you are sure to be on the Welcoming committee. I do so love you, Marcia!