Obscure Obits
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Obscure Obits

Paul Polansky

February 17, 1942–March 26, 2021

Photo: Pino Alpino

Why

Polansky (no relation to Roman Polanski–with an i– as far as I could tell) is a good example of how a life can repurpose itself, even later in life.

Who

Paul Polansky was born on February 17, 1942 in Mason City, Iowa, to a family of Czech-German immigrants.

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I wish I had known about these interesting people before they had died. Let’s share in the life of those lesser-known heroes I randomly discover have recently passed away.

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