Pauline Emilia (Glowacki) Strage Kotas

May 6, 2013

Pauline Emilia (Glowacki) Strage KotasPauline Emilia (Glowacki) Strage Kotas 88, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2013 surrounded by her loving family at Crouse Hospital. Born on January 31, 1925, at the age of 4 moved to

Tipperary Hill where she lived the rest of her life.

Pauline graduated from Central High School, Central City Business Institute, and a member of the Phi Gamma Chi Sorority.

Pauline was employed by Easy Washing Machine Corp., Carrier Corp., and in 1958 worked as legal secretary for the Murphy & Glowacki Law Firm. In 1974 became legal secretary for the Hon. Robert Smolinski Solvay Village Justice and also served as Solvay Court Clerk.

A life long communicant of The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Pauline was a member of the Rosary Society and  I .J. Paderewski Choir. A long time member of the Polish Singers Alliance of America, served as President of the Symfonia Choral Society and Vice President of the Polish Community Home.

Pauline was an accomplished pianist and loved singing. She cherished her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She celebrated life and always loved a party. To know her was to love her, she touched the hearts of all who met her.

Pauline is predeceased by her parents John and Emilia Glowacki, two brothers Benjamin and Julius Glowacki and husbands Francis Strage and Adam Kotas.

Surviving are her sons, Richard J. (Jo-Anne) Strage of Fort Myers, FL., John E. (Mary) Strage of Camillus, daughters, Paula M. (John) Kowalewski of Warners and Mary Frances Rondinello of Syracuse, eight grandchildren, Hilary Rafuse, Richard Strage Jr., Sara Rose Simon, Rebecca Gould, Kandice Worden, Joseph Kowalewski, Dominique and Dean Rondinello and eight great grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held 4 pm to 7 pm, Friday May 10, 2013 at the Hollis Funeral Home, 1105 West Genesee St. Syracuse. Funeral Services: Saturday May 11, 2013 , 12 Noon in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Burial: Sacred Heart Cemetery, Geddes

Instead of flowers family requests to please send donations to Syracuse Polish Home 915 Park Avenue Syracuse NY 13204 or Crouse Hospital, 5-South, 736 Irving Avenue Irving Ave. Syracuse, New York 13210. A special thank you to the wonderful staff of Crouse Hospital, 5 South who so gently and graciously cared for Pauline in her final weeks

Guest Book Entries
  1. Judi Przybyl Abert :

    Date: May 8, 2013 @

    My heart was saddened when I read of Pauline’s passing. She was such a wonderful lady. I was proud to have known her. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Prayers being sent to all of you.

  2. Lois Murphy :

    Date: May 8, 2013 @

    Love and prayers from all the Family.

  3. Margie Phillips Bower :

    Date: May 8, 2013 @

    My memories of Pauline go back so far, to the 40’s when she was a young girl. I remember her first love Frank and the beautiful family they became. Her kindness and love of life were one of the things that made her so special. We neighborhood kids used to sneak next door and sit under her window to listen as Pauline played the piano. When my husband and I moved to our present home, Pauline knew the sorrow I felt at having to sell my family home on Tipp Hill. We lived next door to Pauline for over 60 years. To make our move easier, Pauline brought over a beautiful Fabrege type egg with a likeness of Pope John Paul II to place in our new home. It has a place of honor in our home as will the memories of Pauline, a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. God bless Pauline and her family.

  4. Jean Edminster and Edward Palkowski :

    Date: May 8, 2013 @

    Dad and I extend our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Pauline was a beautiful, talented woman.

  5. Le Moyne College Office of Alumni :

    Date: May 8, 2013 @

    Please accept the sympathy of Le Moyne College on the occasion of the death of your mother. Be assured of our prayers for her and for you and your family.

  6. Connie Wierz and Family :

    Date: May 8, 2013 @

    Sympathies and prayers from Connie Wierz and family.

  7. Patricia (Brisk) Fanning :

    Date: May 8, 2013 @

    My deepest sympathy to the family. I regret putting off a visit to Cousin Pauline. May God hold her in the hollow of His hand.

  8. Ron and Nancy Cummings :

    Date: May 8, 2013 @

    Bummer, Joanne and Family,
    May the memories you have of your wonderful Mom help you during this difficult time.

  9. Richard Swain :

    Date: May 9, 2013 @

    My condolences to her family. She was so nice to us as kids. Prayers to the family

  10. Judy Kotas Coniski :

    Date: May 13, 2013 @

    Pauline became a member of our family later in life. I know she made my Uncle Adam very happy.
    My sympathies to her family.

  11. Carroll Ballas Michaels :

    Date: May 16, 2013 @

    Richard, Joanne & Family, Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on your beloved mother’s passing. She was a vibrant woman, who will be greatly missed by the Sacred Heart community. God bless & keep you and your siblings at this difficult time.

  12. Barbara Ballas Moretti :

    Date: May 31, 2013 @

    Paula, please accept my sympathy for your loss. I have nothing but admiration for your mother’s strength and the wonderful job that she did in raising her children in a home with wisdom, humor and music. Praying for peace for you and your family.

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